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News Sales Tax Funded Police to Catch 16 Gang Members in January

A new police unit funded by a special sales tax targets gangs and major crimes in the area. The Pasco Police Street Crimes Unit benefits from the public safety sales tax passed in 2011. The unit has only been operational since January 2013. One sergeant and three officers were hired.

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City of Pasco Report Chronicles Accomplishments in 2012 – Says Crime & Taxes Down

The 2012 Annual Report was released from the City of Pasco today citing achievements and goals for 2013.

Highlights include:

  • Completion of the first phase of the 4th Avenue corridor project
  • Developed plan for a regional aquatic center
  • Decreased tax rate for City property tax
  • Crime rates are well below both state and national averages with an annual rate of 30 victims per 1,000 population.

A full report can be downloade

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Richland Plans for Kadlec Growth – Hospital Is City’s Largest Employer + No. 4 in Tri-Cities

$140 million went from Kadlec Health Systems to Tri-Cities families last year.

That's up from Kadlec's $30 million payroll just 11 years ago when it employed 740 people. Today it employs about 2,200 people -- the most in Richland's "business district" and the No. 4 largest private employer in the Tri-Cities. That's according to the City of Richland, which is doing everything it can to help Kadlec continue to grow.

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Kids Win Big by Entering the Mid-Columbia Earth Month Essay Contest

The Mid-Columbia Earth Month kids essay and video contest begins! Enter by April 8th to win! Last year over $1,000 in cash prizes were awarded.

Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade are asked to share in essay or video what they are doing to help the environment

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Pasco Residents Will Lose Water Tonight in the 20th Avenue Neighborhood

A water main break in the 20th Avenue neighborhood is requiring the Pasco City crews to repair the main tonight from midnight to 4 a.m. This work requires the shut-off of water during that time for the following areas/businesses:

  • ·        20th Avenue from Argent Road to I-182
  • ·        East of 20th Avenue along St. Andrews Loop
  • ·        Red Lion Hotel
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REACH Interpretive Center Wants Photos of Columbia River by High School Students

The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center presents the second annual "Postcards from the REACH" Student Photography Contest.

Students enrolled in high school and interested in photography are encouraged to submit photos that showcase the Columbia River and the local environment. The top six pho

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PUD Awards Hundreds of Thousands to City of Kennewick for Energy Conservation

The City of Kennewick will be presented with a rebate check from the Benton PUD this Tuesday at City Hall.

The rebate check presented will be in the amount of $792,831.24. The check is a reward for energy conservation measures that were completed in 2012

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