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Andrew Kirk has been a journalist for nine years. Although originally from the Tri-Cities, he has lived in Utah for the past 17 years and is a graduate of the University of Utah. He is married with children and currently lives in Richland. He is an amateur historian and used to teach Mandarin Chinese to middle school students in Park City, Utah. For fun he watches movies, visits parks with his kids and occasionally rides a bicycle.
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Those Bastards! They Killed Off Lady Sybil – Hottest Grantham Daughter on ‘Downton Abbey’

The creators of "Downton Abbey" on PBS killed off the character played by Jessica Brown Findlay Sunday night in Season 3. Lady Sybil was a favorite of the audience for 1) falling in love with her lowly chauffeur 2) being the most attractive actress in the show full of pretty British women in fetching dresses

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Best (Free) Indoor Playgrounds for Kids in the Tri-Cities

If you're like me, you've got stir-crazy kids asking to play in the back yard, go on a walk, go to a park -- anything outside. But it's RAINING! It's cold, drizzly, cloudy! That's when I turn to indoor playgrounds. A couple of gymnastic facilities have awesome playgrounds, but they can also be pricey. Fast food is my solution. For the price of a small fry or dollar burger I buy admission to the play area and let my kids get out their wiggles.
A few weeks ago we asked what your favorite free indoor playgrounds were. Below are the answers in the map. Below that is the survey where you can leave your own suggestion.

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4 Dead in Aurora, Colorado – Hostage Situation Shocks Grieving Town

The same Colorado community that witnessed the horrible movie theater shootings last fall at the premier of Batman suffered another mass shooting incident this morning. A hostage situation in a home near Denver resulted in three people dead plus the alleged shooter gunned down by police

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Traffic Light Goes Out on Major Washington Highway Friday Morning, State Says They’ll Get to It Monday

A power outage Friday morning in northern Richland knocked out several traffic lights, including the one at the intersection of Aaron Drive and State Route 240. While city crews had all lights repaired by 11 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation (WDOT) said everyone was off work and the light would be fixed Monday.

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Why Lights Were Out in Richland Friday Morning

Hundreds of residents in Richland and dozens of drivers on George Washington Way were inconvenienced Friday morning by a power outage. Officer David Clark of the Richland Police Department said something damaged power lines near the intersection of GW Way and McMurray Street. That cut power along most of GW Way.

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