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Friday Sep 12 | Seattle Times

Are cities being racially discriminatory in banning legal marijuana?

The growing number of cities and counties in Washington opting out of Washington's marijuana legalization experiment is eating away at the foundation of Initiative 502, as a Seattle Times editorial in Thursday's paper suggested. The lack of stores in widening swaths of the state perpetuates the black market and maintains underground access of youth.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Kennewick, WA, Fife, WA, Opinion

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Franklin County approves new pot moratorium

The moratorium allows county attorneys more time to draw up a law banning the growing, processing and selling of marijuana in the county.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Gov. Inslee Appoints Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court

OLYMPIA Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court. Ekstrom will replace Judge Sal Mendoza, Jr. whom Inslee appointed last year .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Benton County, WA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Using tax money to pay the TRAC's bills

Keeping the TRAC Center afloat may require tax money from both the county and the city of Pasco. Franklin County has always run the facility, but now it's seeking help to get through the lean months.

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KVEW-TV Kennewick

Benton County Issues Level 3 Sex Offender Alert

He was convicted of communication with a minor for immoral purpose in Benton County in July 1994 and convicted for failing to register in Benton County in May 2000. He was also convicted three times for indecent exposure: 2000, 2002 & 2003 in Franklin County.

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Hispanic Business

Musician Keith Colley's history, records on display at Franklin County Museum in Pasco

"There used to be all kinds of stuff like wild animals in the museum," he said. "There were peacocks and bobcats, and I loved just hanging out looking at them."

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Editorial: Fiesta Spokane a great celebration of Latinos - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 PST

Forty years ago, Spokane invited the entire world to a celebration at Expo '74. Two weeks ago, children traveled through an international village in Riverfront Park as part of the 20th annual Unity in the Community celebration.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, World News, Mexico, Spokane County, WA, Adams County, WA, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Benton County

A Richland man has been confirmed as having West Nile virus. The exposure likely occurred in Benton County and is the fourth human case of West Nile virus in Washington State this year.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Benton County, WA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Police Chase Reaches Speeds of 90 MPH on Highway 395

A 23-year-old man is facing several charges after leading police on a chase Friday night.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Mesa, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Pasco Officers Seize Narcotics During Traffic Stop

At about 11:30 PM last night, Pasco Police conducted traffic related stop on a motor vehicle.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Pasco's TRAC could face record loss

Pasco's TRAC event center could be headed for a record loss of almost a half-million dollars in 2014.

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

KNDU

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Franklin County Horse

An unvaccinated horse in Franklin County is the first in Washington to contract West Nile virus this year.

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Related Topix: Walla Walla County, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Franklin sheriff, Pasco police disagree on radio upgrade

Pasco police and the Franklin County sheriff disagree on whether an agreement has been reached on a new bi-county 911 dispatch system.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

800MHz System To Be Installed in Franklin Co. Dispatch Center

This comes after the Tri-Cities' Fraternal Order of Police made a request that all local governmental agencies work together on the same system.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Prosecutor: Connell slaying not related to Benton County triple homicide

Fernando Gonzalez, 18, of Connell, is charged with second-degree murder for the Aug. 11 shooting at an apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Connell, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Commercial projects encourage taxable sales growth in Pasco

The city saw nearly $222.5 million in taxable sales through the first quarter of this year compared with about $212.3 million through the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Prosser, WA, Grandview, WA, Richland, WA

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