Friday Sep 12
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
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 .
Mon Sep 08, 2014
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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.
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.
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."
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Pasco Officers Seize Narcotics During Traffic Stop
At about 11:30 PM last night, Pasco Police conducted traffic related stop on a motor vehicle.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
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.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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.