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Tri-City Regional Chamber withdrawing from River of Fire Festival, Cool Desert Nights (Getty Images)
Tri-City Regional Chamber withdrawing from River of Fire Festival, Cool Desert Nights (Getty Images)
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Tri-City Regional Chamber Withdraws From River of Fire, Cool Desert Nights

After completing a long and thorough evaluation of their future goals and plans, the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced Wednesday they are stepping away from from their role in organizing the River of Fire 4th of July Fireworks show as well as Cool Desert Nights in Richland.

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Bring Your Own Cup day returns to 7-11 (Getty Images)
Bring Your Own Cup day returns to 7-11 (Getty Images)
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Where’s the Cooler? 7-11 Presents Bring Your Own Cup Day August 18-19

It's back! And it promises to make Free Slurpee Day look tame.

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Due to controversial tax, people are buying their guns outside of Seattle (Getty Images)
Due to controversial tax, people are buying their guns outside of Seattle (Getty Images)
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Judge Says Seattle’s Controversial Gun and Ammo Tax IS Legal

The tax, which was passed in 2015, and went into effect in 2016, was designed to provide funds to 'combat' (maybe the wrong word!) violence in the city. It was met with legal challenges, but now the State Supreme Court says it's legal.

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State Attorney General says state has now met education funding requirements (Getty Images)
State Attorney General says state has now met education funding requirements (Getty Images)
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State Has Met It’s Education Funding Requirements, Says Attorney General

Some may not have heard of the McCleary Decision, but it's largely the reason why the Washington State Legislature has had to go overtime at least four of the last five years in Olympia. It's largely the reason the state has had such difficulty balancing it's budget.

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A LOT of apples coming off the trees this season (Sean Gallup)
A LOT of apples coming off the trees this season (Sean Gallup)
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5.2 BILLION Pounds of Apples Coming Off WA Trees This Harvest Season

Although it's down just a hair from 2016, Washington apple farmers again will be giving everybody a chance to eat an apple a day, so they can keep the doctor away.

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TRAC naming rights now uncertain (Google Street View)
TRAC naming rights now uncertain (Google Street View)
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TRAC Naming Rights Held Up by Cost of Changing Signage

After initially appearing to have reached an agreement with a local car dealer for naming rights of the TRAC (Trade Recreation Agriculture Convention) facility in Pasco, it remains in doubt.

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Hanford PUREX plant, where one of two tunnels collapsed earlier this year (Department of Energy)
Hanford PUREX plant, where one of two tunnels collapsed earlier this year (Department of Energy)
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New Plans Announced for Dealing With Hanford Leaks, PUREX Tunnels

This week Department of Energy officials and others at Hanford announced some new plans for how they will deal with reported leaks in waste tanks, PUREX tunnels, and the waste as well.

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Distracted Driving Law subject of new petition (Townsquare Media)
Distracted Driving Law subject of new petition (Townsquare Media)
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Petition Started to Re-Write WA Distracted Driving Law

Last Sunday,  July 23rd, the new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law went into effect. But as people read it, a lot more is being uncovered. It now appears it's the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics, Coffee, Beverages, Food, Blinking--Lord knows what else.

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A-One Billboard (A-One Refrigeration)
A-One Billboard (A-One Refrigeration)
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Hilarious Billboard Gets Attention in Tri-Cities

 

We've known Kyle, the owner of A-One Refrigeration and Heating for some time now, and to say he has an irreverent sense of humor would be putting it mildly!

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Millennials growing quickly in home buying (Jazmine Hawley Townsquare)
Millennials growing quickly in home buying (Jazmine Hawley Townsquare)
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Are Millennials ‘Taking Over’ Home Buying Market? Find Out! [Audio]

On the Tri-Cities Real Estate Update Saturday mornings at 9am with Lance Kenmore on Newstalk870, we stay on top of the latest news and notes with real estate, in a fun and interesting fashion.  Lance reports that millennials are the fastest growing segment of the home buying population. Why?

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