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Oregon prison Lockdown Continues

by Dennis Shannon

The Two Rivers  prison is on lockdown after fight

Scrap Metal Yards Must Be Licensed In Tri Cities

by Dennis Shannon

The state has control over scrap metal business under new regulations approved in Olympia. But now the city is requiring cities including Pasco to get zoning approval for such businesses and require a business license.

Williams Plant Off Line For Indefinite period Of Time

by Dennis Shannon

Crews continue to siphon liquefied natural gas from a tank damaged in the fire and explosion March 31st in Plymouth.

New Police Officer For Kennewick

by Dennis Shannon

A deputy with the King County Sheriffs office is now the newst member of the Kennewick police department.

Department Of Energy Hopeful For Solution On Tank Vapors

by Dennis Shannon

Tank Waste Vapors Getting Closer Look

Murray Visits VA in Walla Walla

by Dennis Shannon

Senator Patty Murray will join local veterans and community leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new, state-of-the-art, Walla Walla VA Outpatient Clinic.

Meeting Tonight On Hanford Tank Farm

by Dennis Shannon

The Department of Energy is going public with  it's plans to retrieve tank waste  and resolve issues with the Waste treatment plant at Hanford.

Here Come The Electrc Buses !

by Dennis Shannon

Ben Franklin Transit is putting it's two electric buses into paid service this week.

New Pasco Rail line Needs Final Approval

by Dennis Shannon

Pasco is ready to show off it's new rail line to the Pasco Industrial Center.

New Ben Franklin Transit GM Has Big Challenge

by Dennis Shannon

Dennis Solensky will have several tasks  when he takes over the reigns as general manager of Ben Franklin Transit

Vehicle Involved in Accident with Train Was Sought By Richland Police

by Dennis Shannon

Richland police are still searching for a suspect wanted following a high speed chase.

Energy Sec. Moniz Wants a trial Run For Vit Plant

by Dennis Shannon

Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz says he supports a plan to test the low level portion of the waste treatment plant.

Hanford Budget Cuts Draw Ire Of State Delegation

by Dennis Shannon

Washington Senator Patty Murray called on the head of the Office of Management and Budget  to explain cuts in the Hanford Budget

Pasco Housing Project Moves Forward

by Dennis Shannon

The Pasco City council gave the green light to fund a new low income housing project at 4th and Pearl street in Pasco.

Demolition Work To Begin On Lewis Street Overpass Site

by

Pasco city council member Tom Larsen was the lone "No" vote on a demolition project needed for the Lewis Street Overpass project.

Home Of Firefighter Damaged in West Richland

by

Benton county fire investigators hope to find the cause of a house fire on North Harrington Road in West Richland late yesterday afternoon.

State Patrol Supports Veto Of Drone Bill

by Dennis Shannon

Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a bill allowing law enforcement to use drone technology in police work. 

Body For Missing Man Continues Near Coulee City

by Dennis Shannon

Grant County sheriffs authorities are using volunteer help to trying and locate the body of Scott Kolves.

Seach Scaled Back For Missing Ephrata Man

by Dennis Shannon

The Search continues near Coulee city for a man missing  since Sunday after his car went into a canal near Summer Falls Dam.

Where Is Federal Funding For Soldiers Home In Walla Walla ?

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Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill sponsored by State Senator Mike Hewitt to establish a veterans home in the Walla Walla area.

Walla Walla School District Ballots Sent Out Today

by Dennis Shannon

Walla Walla Voters will see less sticker shock when they get the school district ballots in the mail today for a new science building on the high school campus.

Driver Faces Inattention Charges Following Accident on Highway 17.

by

A semi-truck driver hauling a mobile home  is facing charges after hitting another car from behind along Highway 17 near Paradise road.

Accidents lead to Change On Oregon Avenue In Pasco

by Dennis Shannon

Safety improvements are planned along Oregon Avenue in Pasco.

It Will Take A Month To Solve Pipeline Issues In Plymouth

by Dennis Shannon

The danger at the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant has lessened and the work is underway to determine what cause the fire and explosion at the plant in Plymouth

Vapors At Hanford Tank Farm Still Being Resolved

by Dennis Shannon

The mystery surrounding vapors at the Hanford Tank farms is closer to being solved.

Vapors Source At Hanford Under Investigation

by Dennis Shannon

A total of 25 Hanford employees have been sickened by vapors at the Hanford tank farm.

Richland Has Plans For Trail In Kennewick

by Dennis Shannon

The Richland Parks and Recreation Department's  five year plan calls for a trail in the Canyon at Rancho Reata.

Search For Missing Ephrata Man Turns Up Nothing.

by Dennis Shannon

Grant County authorities have not been able to locate  the body of an Ephrata man who presumably died in a crash.

Hastings Says State Has Every Right To Push Hanford Clean Up

by Dennis Shannon

Congressman Doc Hastings  says he supports the state's plan to deal with missed milestone in the Hanford clean up program

Williams Pipeline Plant Danger Eased.

by Dennis Shannon

Rail traffic through Plymouth is  on hold due to potential danger at the Williams pipeline plant.

One of Three Children Drowns In Summer Falls

by Dennis Shannon

Grant County authorities say one of three children rescued from Summer Falls yesterday afternoon after a car went into the water has died.

State Comes Up With Own Hanford Milestone Plan

by Dennis Shannon

The Department of Energy has told state officials they will miss 14 more milestones in construction of the vit plant and the clean up of Hanford.

Oso Death Toll Rises

by Dennis Shannon

Authorities say the number of people who have been confirmed dead from the mudslide in Washington state has increased from  21 to 24..

5 Injured in Plymouth Gas Explosion

by Jeff Pohjola

Evacuations ordered after explosion at Williams Northwest Pipeline Company.

May Trial For Richland Man Who Had Pipe Bomb

by Dennis Shannon

A Richland man pleaded not guilty  to allegations he had a homemade pipe bomb when he was found passed out in his car at a shopping center.

State Will Lose Money From Feds

by Dennis Shannon

The State says school districts stand to lose $40 million dollars after lawmakers killed a bill that would have brought schools into compliance with "No Child Left Behind

Rodeo City Inn Could Have New Owners

by Dennis Shannon

The troubled Rodeo City Inn at Pendleton may soon have new ownership after years of health and safety issues.

Kingdome Debt Not Paid Off

by Dennis Shannon

Debt service on the old Kingdome is not expected to be paid off until 2016.

Kennewick Woman Missing Since Sunday

by Dennis Shannon

A kennewick woman with mental health issues has been missing since Sunday morning after she reportedly  went to a Methodist church near her home.

More Tank Farm Workers Hospitalized

by Ed Dawson

More workers have been treated after experiencing "vapors-related symptoms" at Hanford.

Suspect In Oasis Park Murder Sentenced to 20 years

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23-year-old Evan Savoie was sentenced in Ephrata to 20 years in prison.

Medical Pot Moritorium Will Impact a Business in Hermiston

by Dennis Shannon

The owner of a medical Marijuana Dispensary in Hermiston is devastated by news that  Umatilla County Commissioners   may slap  a moratorium on his business.

Hanford Workers Hospitalized

by Ed Dawson

Two scares force six workers at Hanford's tank farm to seek treatment for breathing problems.

Fish And Wildlife Land Grab At Hanford

by Dennis Shannon

Tridec is raising concerns over a federal agency's request to include more land in The Hanford Reach National Monument.

Pasco Gang Activity An "Issue"

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Pasco recently boasted  having a downward spiral in overall crime in the city over the past 25 years.

Two Weeks Before Any Answers On wanapum Dam Safety.

by Dennis Shannon

The State declared a formal emergency at Wanapum Dam

Two Car Thefts In Kennewick Not Related This Morning

by Dennis Shannon

Two car thefts in Kennewick within eight minutes of each other is not related.

New Police Officers For Kennewick

by Dennis Shannon

Kennewick's police presence may be more visible on the  streets in the near future with added patrol officers.

Klippert Considers Run For Congress

by Dennis Shannon-Ed Dawson

There's a reason why 8th District State Representative Brad Klippert has not endorsed a candidate for the Congressional seat Doc Hastings is vacating at the end of

the year.

State Pushes Action On Leaky Hanford Tank

by Dennis Shannon

The Department of Energy can expect a letter from  state officials demanding quick action to remove waste from a leaking double  shelled tank at Hanford.

Hanford Plant To Shut Down

by Dennis Shannon

The Department of Energy announced plans to close the Waste Sampling and Characterization facility within the next 12 months.

Newhouse Campaign In Tri Cities

by Dennis Shannon

Former State lawmaker Dan Newhouse has an impressive list of backers as he goes into the congressional campaign to replace Congressman Doc Hastings.

Contract Crew Causes Outage For Uiltity In Union Gap

by Dennis Shannon

The State Utilities and Transportation Commission is out with it's annual Spring warning for residents to call before they dig in their yard.

More People Sign Up For Medicaid In Tri Cities

by Dennis Shannon

It may be  be the cost or the process, but more people in the Tri cities are signing up for medicaid rather than a qualified health care plan.

Prosecutor: Aceves Shooting Justified

by Jeff Pohjola

A Pasco homeowner will not face charges after shooting Stephan Aceves to death during a home invasion.

New Energy Research Building For PNNL

by Dennis Shannon

The Pacific Northwest National Lab will undertake construction of a new energy research facility next month.

Power Generation Problems At Wanapum Dam

by Dennis Shannon

Power generation at Wanapum dam has been cut in half while a contractor explores what to do about a crack in a spillway pier.

Transit Agency Looking At New Electric Bus

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Is Ben Franklin Transit going electric?  The transit agency is taking part in a demonstration of an all electric bus manufactured by Build Your Own Motors.

Fatal Crash Probed In Kennewick

by Dennis Shannon

A Kennewick man died as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident last night around 10:20 pm

Council Member Concerned Over Radiation From I Pads

by Dennis Shannon

The Pasco city council, voted six to one in favor of replacing paper with electronic i-pads for their council meeting packets.

Ochoa Clinic Moves Forward

by Dennis Shannon

Despite recent concerns over school security, The Pasco school District is allowing a community health clinic on the campus of Ochoa Middle School.

Sen. Brown will NOT seek Hastings' seat

3/17/14 by Ed Dawson

   State Senator Sharon Brown of the 8th District announced live on 610 KONA that she will NOT be seeking the 4th Congressional seat being vacated by Doc Hastings.

  

   Brown cited the desire to finish the job in Olympia she was elected to do. She did not, however, rule out the possibility of seeking such a political move in the future.

 

   Currently, there are eight people in the field, and that's without a Democratic candidate.

Upgraded Security Planned at Flat Top Park

by Dennis Shannon

Still no arrests in connection with pieces of military history were stolen from a Memorial at Flat Top Park In West Richland.

New Clinic For Pasco Middle School

by Dennis Shannon

The Federal Department fo Health and Human Services is providing $200 million dollars to establish health clinics  around schools  throughout the country.

Wanapum Dam Woes Could Hurt Irrigators

by Dennis Shannon

The State Department of Ecology  says  they don't expect any issues with the Hanford site, but irrigators may experience water supply problems up from Wanapum Dam.

Dorn Pushes for Education Money

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