Thursday May 16
Election filing week: Richland councilman Fox confirms he won't seek re-election in the fall
One longtime Richland City Council member won’t keep his seat at the dais no matter the results of this year’s council election.
Tue May 14, 2013
Our Voice: My Friends Place teen homeless shelter needs help to fulfill vital mission
My Friends Place Youth Service Counselor Brandy Crawford, left, and Cindy Blackmore, lead counselor, sit for a portrait at the Kennewick facility that provides overnight sanctuary for homeless teens.
Do You Believe in MAGIC? Mentoring a Girl in Construction Camp
Do you believe in magic? For the next four days, more than a dozen girls will be getting their hands dirty at Mentoring a Girl in Construction Camp, or MAGIC.
Senator Sharon Brown Files to Retain 8th District Seat
Brown was unanimously selected by Benton County Commissioners last January to replace the Senate seat vacated by former State Senator Jerome Delvin.
Mon May 13, 2013
Tri-Cities Community Honors Outstanding Citizen
This year the honor goes to Allen Brecke. Brecke told NBC Right Now he is very honored to be named the Tri-Citian of 2013 and he is inspired now to live up to that title.
Groundwater Contamination Cleanup at Hanford Ahead of Schedule
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that workers have exceeded DOE's annual goal of removing 500 pounds of hexavalent chromium from groundwater before the end of the fiscal year.
The 15-year-old, Swetha Shutthanandan, won regional and Washington state science fairs by creating her own alternative solar power cells in her garage.
"Click it or Ticket" To Target Unbuckled Cell Phone Users
NBCRightNow.com - Beginning May 20th, the Washington "Click it or Ticket" campaign will focus on drivers using their cell phones for both calls and text messages as well as unbuckled drivers.
Grandview man found dead in Yakima River
At approximately 0600 hours, May 12, a fisherman reported a body floating in the Yakima River near the Wanawish Dam.
Officials predict early fire season in Columbia Basin
Kennewick Firefighter Kim Pauley mops up at a half-acre grass fire on Friday at West 21st Place and Rainier Street in Kennewick.
Sun May 12, 2013
Fast Focus: How can we improve mental health care in the Tri-Cities? We're falling behind
Mental health care in the Tri-Cities is woefully inadequate. Since May is Mental Health Awareness month, this is an ideal time to address one of the most glaring problems concerning mental illness in our community: using is incarceration as a makeshift solution for what should be treated as a major health issue.
Sat May 11, 2013
Prosser man charged after injuries on farm
A Prosser farmer could face up to a year in jail after prosecutors say he failed to properly store hazardous waste that severely burned three men on a farm in Benton County.
Fri May 10, 2013
Former County Commissioner Announcing Candidacy for Port of Kennewick
Putting the wood working tools aside, newly retired Benton County Commissioner Leo Bowman announced Friday that he will run for the Port of Kennewick Commissioner District 2 position.
Deadline Friday for Benton, Franklin election filings
It might be an off year for federal and statewide elections, but plenty of local races are available to file for next week.
Leo Bowman announces campaign for Port of Kennewick Commissioner
Former Benton County commissioner Leo Bowman announces today that he will run for the Port of Kennewick Commissioner District 2 position.
Mistrial declared in death of Richland toddler
The jurors returned to court Friday to tell Judge Vic VanderSchoor they’re unable to agree after lengthy deliberations.
Thu May 09, 2013
Benton City Mom Pleads Guilty in Death of Baby Girl
A Benton City mother will spend some time behind bars after pleading guilty in the death of her one-year-old daughter.
Benton City mom admits role in daughter's death in tub
The standard range for the crime is one year and nine months to two years and three months in state prison.
The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications, or registrations of several health care providers in the state.
Wed May 08, 2013
Councilman plans to run for West Richland mayor
West Richland Mayor Donna Noski has decided against running for re-election, and at least one person has already tossed a hat into the ring.