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6 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Mid-Columbia burn ban is extended again

It would have expired at noon Aug. 1. Some case by case permits that allow burning have been granted by the state, including in Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Benton County, WA, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, US Governors, Weather

19 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Open house on Juniper Dunes in Franklin County gives players time to talk

Off-road driving enthusiasts and landowners had their say at an open house for a road planned to access a popular Franklin County wilderness area.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Kahlotus, WA, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Connell, Franklin County feud about land swap

Two sides are at a stalemate after Connell's city administrator asked Franklin County commissioners to allow the city to build a water line through county-owned property, but was told the city will have to give up land in return.

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Related Topix: Connell, WA, Pasco, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Letter: Proposal for TRAC

I would like to make a suggestion on what to do with TRAC and the financial losses.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Tri-cityherald.com

Brief ag fire planned near Pasco

Franklin County Fire District 3 reports a 10-minute approved agricultural burn coming up at Road 100 and Dent Road.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Pasco man with knife killed by police identified, officers put on leave

Brad D. Jensen, 34, of Pasco, was shot several times in the chest and torso, said Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tri-cityherald.com

'Flaming sparrow' blamed for Franklin County fire

A “flaming sparrow” is being blamed for a fire that burned about 10 acres in eastern Franklin County Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

KEPR CBS 19

Officer involved shooting in Pasco

At approximately midnight of July 29th, Pasco Police Officers received a call of a disturbance call, man with a knife, in the 4200 Block of Desert Place in Pasco.

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Related Topix: Pasco, WA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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