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gas prices rising for first time in weeks  (Getty Images)
gas prices rising for first time in weeks (Getty Images)
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Gas Prices Rising for Memorial Holiday

According to AAA, gas prices have risen for the first time in four weeks. Maybe not as bad as this picture, but they're going up.

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PUREX tunnel that collapsed (KNDU-TV Department of Energy)
PUREX tunnel that collapsed (KNDU-TV Department of Energy)
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New Federal Budget Proposes $120Million Cut for Hanford

Details still coming out, but according to reports, the latest Federal Government Budget contains what would be $120 million dollars in cuts for Hanford.

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Pendleton man looking to create amusement center  (Matt Cardy-Getty)
Pendleton man looking to create amusement center (Matt Cardy-Getty)
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Pendleton Man Promoting Ambitious Go-Kart, Mini-Golf Idea

The brainchild of a man who grew up in the area, Pendleton Raceway on Facebook is an idea to bring some family fun entertainment to the city.

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Despite suspension of natural gas plant applications, special interests still protesting (Google Earth)
Despite suspension of natural gas plant applications, special interests still protesting (Google Earth)
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Protests Continue in Boardman, Despite Suspension of Gas Plant Permits

According to news sources, outside voice continue to hound Oregon and PGE officials over the proposal to build two natural gas plants in Boardman, OR. They were slated to replace the coal fired plant when it goes offline in the near future.

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New start date for cellphone ban, now coming in July (Getty Images)
New start date for cellphone ban, now coming in July (Getty Images)
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UPDATE–New WA Cellphone Ban Goes Effect in July, Not Next January

Calling the issue of texting-talking while driving an "urgent problem" the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC) commended Gov. Jay Inslee's veto of the original January 1, 2019 start date for the new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Bill, instead, it will start this coming July.

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Natural gas plant proposals at Boardman shelved (Google Earth)
Natural gas plant proposals at Boardman shelved (Google Earth)
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Environmentalists Kill Plans For Boardman Natural Gas Plants

Portland General Electric (PGE) has suspended efforts to get permits to build two natural gas burning power plants near Boardman. The plan was to utilize them to replace the coal-fired plant that is set to shut down in 2021.

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New device would determine driver phone use behind the wheel (Getty Images)
New device would determine driver phone use behind the wheel (Getty Images)
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Move Over Breathalyzer, Here Comes The “Textalyzer”

It's actually being proposed in New York, other states could follow.

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Some area eateries dinged by Health Department (Getty Images)
Some area eateries dinged by Health Department (Getty Images)
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Some Tri-City Restaurants, Eateries Under Health Department Scrutiny

According to information released by the Washington State Department of Health, a number of Tri-City area establishments are up for what's called a "re-inspection."

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More companies fleeing Healthcare Exchange (Washington Healthplan Finder)
More companies fleeing Healthcare Exchange (Washington Healthplan Finder)
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Obamacare Collapse–Two More Major Companies Leaving WA Exchange

According to new data released by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and the Community Health Plan of Washington, as well as legislative officials in Olympia, Healthplan options for Washington residents just took another major blow.

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Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
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Seattle Wants To Raise Soda Tax 8 Times Higher Than Beer

It was tried and rejected in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but now Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to tax soda at a rate 8 times higher than beer.

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