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  1. 2 Hanford workers sprayed with possibly contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | The Columbian

    Two Hanford workers were accidentally sprayed with water Wednesday evening in one of the nuclear reservation's radioactively contaminated facilities. Surveys for radioactive contamination found none on them, but checks of the liquid found it contained chemicals and cleaning solution.


  2. Feds threaten to sue Washington to block Hanford worker compRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | The Columbian

    The federal government is threatening to sue Washington state to block recent legislation that helps workers at a former nuclear weapons production site win compensation claims for illnesses. The U.S. Department of Justice recently informed Gov. Jay Inslee that the law violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution because it "purports to directly regulate" the federal government and discriminates against it and its contractors.


  3. Tri-Citians paid for a bomber in WWII. The pilot's son has returned with his memoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | The Columbian

    Workers had migrated from across the nation to the dust-blown, barren Eastern Washington desert for a World War II project so secret they didn't know what they were building. From the paychecks they earned for long days of work, they were urged to buy war bonds - another sacrifice for the war.


  4. An errant squirrel likely started 4,500-acre fire in Benton CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | The Columbian

    A squirrel that caused a short circuit in a electric transformer is suspected of starting a 4,500-acre wildfire that threatened 50 homes in the Benton City area over the holiday weekend. Investigators are still putting together a final report on the cause of the blaze that started in a backyard along Wagon Wheel PR Northwest about 2 p.m. Saturday.


  5. Richland WinCo shooter had his gun rights restoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | The Columbian

    A Umatilla man who shot a woman in the Richland WinCo last week was legally allowed to own a gun, police say. Matthew D. McQuin, 45, lost his gun rights in the mid- to late-1990s after several drug convictions, according to online court records.


  6. Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered RichlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | The Columbian

    Officials say equipment found with "low levels" of plutonium and other radioactive contamination left the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and entered Richland by mistake. The Tri-City Herald reports a message sent to Hanford employees Wednesday says a worker removed the spreader bar used at the Plutonium Finishing Plant without checking it for radiation late last month.


  7. Demolition work at Hanford plant to resumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | The Columbian

    Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production factory in Washington may resume in September, about six months after it was halted when workers were exposed to radioactive particles, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The agency will implement extra safety measures for workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which is near Richland.


  8. Trial dates set for 2 suspects in murder of missing Tri-Cities momRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | The Columbian

    Two Pasco men pleaded innocent Tuesday to allegations they strangled a mother of four, then dumped her body a day later into the Columbia River. Sanchez, 27, was expected to appear in court Tuesday but reportedly is in medical isolation in the Franklin County jail, where she's being held on $25,000 bail.


  9. Some of Hanforda s - most hazardous material' is on the moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | The Columbian

    Workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear production complex in Washington moved the first batch of its highly radioactive waste out of the K West Reactor Basin not far from the Columbia River. The Tri-City Herald reports workers last week transferred 650 pounds worth of sludge to a nearby annex.


  10. Three-run rally in seventh sends Skyview baseball to title gameRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | The Columbian

    Ryan Pitts' bases-loaded single in the top of the seventh completed a three-run rally and lift Skyview to a 3-1 win over Wenatchee in the 4A state baseball semifinal on Friday in Pasco. The Storm will face Richland for the 4A state title at 4 p.m. Saturday at GESA Stadium in Pasco.


  11. House panel: Boost Hanford fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | The Columbian

    The U.S. House is proposing spending more money next fiscal year at Hanford than requested by the Trump administration, including paying for a tank waste demonstration project. Supporters of a proposal to encapsulate some waste in concretelike grout rather than treating it at the site's vitrification plant could save billions of dollars.


  12. 2 gallons of radioactive nuclear waste done; 56M gallons to goRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The Columbian

    Researchers in Richland have done what the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford is intended to do - turn radioactive waste into a solid glass form. Over about 24 hours last month researchers ran a laboratory-sized plant, dripping a radioactive waste mixture into a miniature melter inside the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Radiochemical Processing Laboratory.


  13. Historic preservation commission honored for its outreachRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | The Columbian

    The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission will be honored in the Preservation Education category for its successful outreach to the public. The news release from Allyson Brooks, state historic preservation officer, cited the commission's innovative ways to engage the public in heritage and preservation.


  14. Richland woman threatens to kill Trios employee while trying to get inside the hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | The Columbian

    A Richland woman was charged Wednesday with threatening to kill a Trios Southridge Hospital employee if she couldn't get into the Kennewick facility through a secured door. Cristi C. Chambers-Dozer, 47, allegedly held a knife with the blade facing up when she confronted the housekeeper late Saturday.


  15. Doubts raised that massive Hanford plant could open by 2022Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | The Columbian

    The U.S. Department of Energy has doubts that a massive nuclear waste treatment plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation can open by a 2022 deadline. Bechtel is building the $17 billion plant intended to turn liquid nuclear wastes into glass-like logs for burial.


  16. Hanford radioactive contamination grows: 6 workers, 2 offices, 36 vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | The Columbian

    Demolition work at the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. A tunnel partially collapsed at the site on May 9, 2017, forcing some 3,000 workers to seek shelter for a few hours.


  17. GOP congressman says he'll fight Trump's call to cut funds for Hanford nuclear cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | The Columbian

    President Donald Trump's proposed $230 million cut to the budget for the federal Hanford Site nuclear cleanup will face bipartisan opposition in Congress. The proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 trims a Hanford Site budget that during the current fiscal year totals more than $2.37 billion.


  18. Camas swim team leaves competition in its wakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 | The Columbian

    Headed into this weekend's District 4 & 5 swim championships at Kelso High School, the Papermakers saw that Hanford might give them a run for the district title. Camas won seven of 11 events on Saturday to easily win the district title, more than 100 points clear of Hanford.


  19. A Kennewick boy had 2 brain injuries before age 3. His father admits killing him.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | The Columbian

    Torres, 35, was watching his son in December 2015 shortly before the boy became lethargic and somewhat unresponsive. He claimed the toddler accidentally hit his head on a bed frame.


  20. Van carrying Idaho church members crashes in eastern OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | The Columbian

    One juvenile passenger was ejected and two others were partially ejected when a van carrying 10 northern Idaho church youth group passengers crashed in eastern Oregon. Police say the 2000 Ford Econoline rolled at about 1 p.m. Thursday near Hermiston when the 28-year-old driver attempted to exit Interstate 82 while approaching Interstate 84. Oregon State Police Sgt.


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