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Thursday | Tri-cityherald.com

Water Follies: Here's your guide to a weekend of river fun

Grab your chairs, coolers and sunscreen and head to the Columbia River this weekend if you want to see some high-speed action on the water and in the air.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Benton County, WA, Pasco, WA, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Our Voice: Giving thanks for people helping kids

While there still are plenty of weeks left for families to enjoy their summer break, it won't be long before a new school year begins.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Fraternal Order of Police Demands 911 Consolidation

Members of the Tri-Cities' Fraternal Order of Police demand a consolidated 911 system for Benton and Franklin Counties in a letter sent to local law enforcement leaders.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Seattle Times

Strong upriver fall chinook run boosts catch limit in Columbia's Hanford Reach

An expected strong return of 200,000-plus upriver bright fall chinook headed for the Hanford Reach area of the Columbia River has allowed state Fish and Wildlife managers to boost the daily catch limit.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Our Voice: Sense of urgency needed for police dispatch problem

It seems like we've had a rash of incidents involving guns in the community, often with our law enforcement officials in the line of fire.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Benton County, WA, Richland, WA, Kennewick, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

3 to compete for Benton County assessor in Aug. 5 primary

Three Republicans are vying to be the next Benton County assessor, but voters can choose only two in the Aug. 5 primary to advance to the general election.

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Related Topix: Benton County, WA, Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA, Yakima County, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center may need extra securty

The Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center might need extra security because of a state Supreme Court ruling prohibiting youths from being shackled or physically restrained in juvenile court.

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Related Topix: Benton County, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

3 vying for Franklin County commission seat

Franklin County Commissioner Rick Miller faces two challengers in the Aug. 5 primary as he asks voters for a third four-year term in District 3. Those challengers are Melinda Didier of Eltopia, who works in Kennewick's planning department and serves as chairwoman of Franklin County's planning commission, and Mark Kraft, an electrician at Battelle ... (more)

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Related Topix: Eltopia, WA, Kennewick, WA, Pasco, WA, Marijuana

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

$100,000 loan OK'd for TRAC in Pasco

Franklin County commissioners approved a $100,000 loan to the TRAC facility to help with cash flow problems.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Richland, WA, Kennewick, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Veterans home in Walla Walla to move forward

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced Wednesday that acting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson committed $23 million, the full federal amount requested, for the state-owned project on the site of the Walla Walla VA Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Walla Walla, WA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Benton County, WA, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Man barricades himself inside Burbank home

Police from Franklin and Walla Walla counties surrounded a home in Burbank on Wednesday night because an unknown man had barricaded himself inside the home.

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Related Topix: Burbank, WA, Walla Walla County, WA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Prosser fire burns more than 1,000 acres, now 80 percent contained

Fire crews from at least 10 local fire departments responded Tuesday to a brush fire just east of Prosser and just south of Interstate 82. View Full Gallery The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and was stopped near the Interstate 82 interchange at Gibbon Road, said Kennewick Fire Chief Neil Hines, whose department was one of 10 to respond.

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Related Topix: Prosser, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Kennewick, WA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Police radios blamed for public safety concern

Communication problems could have killed someone during a SWAT standoff in Pasco.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Three Hurt in Two Car Crash on Highway 12

Three people were hurt in a two car crash at the Wallula Junction on Highway 12 Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Wallula, WA, Kennewick, WA, Benton County, WA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Man fights for pot store in Pasco

The city council had already imposed a temporary moratorium on marijuana sales, growing and processing when he first applied in December last year to open Lucky Leaf at 404 W. Lewis St. "If it was easy, everybody would be doing it," said Morgan, 33, a lifetime Pasco resident.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Pasco, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Benton City, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Hanford Nuclear Farm Tank Workers Restricted By Gear

After dozens of Hanford workers reported exposure to chemical vapors in just the last few months NBC Right Now was invited this week to get a an up close look at some of the tank farm safety equipment.

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Related Topix: Benton County, WA, Kennewick, WA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Exchange student presumed drowned after swimming in Columbia River

Sheriff Kendle Allen with Stevens County has confirmed that a 15-year-old male exchange student from S. Korea has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and is presumed drowned.

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Related Topix: Stevens County, WA, Northport, WA, Pasco, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Police: Dispatch communication problems led to dangerous situation at Pasco standoff

Communication difficulties caused by separate dispatch systems in Franklin and Benton counties led to “very dangerous” problems for authorities at a standoff earlier this week in west Pasco, law enforcement officials said.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Benton County, WA, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Police: Gas thefts spike in Kennewick

Terry DeJuan, a transit employee, estimates 20 vehicles used in a ride share program have had gas stolen out of them.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA, Benton County, WA

KIMA

1st case of West Nile in Washington for 2014 is in Franklin County

Mosquito samples collected in Franklin County tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health

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