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Stolen range balls, Kennewick (Kennewick Police Department)
Stolen range balls, Kennewick (Kennewick Police Department)
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Police Eyeing Ebay, Craigslist, for Stolen Kennewick Golf Balls

The weekend theft of some 600 bright yellow range balls from the Tri-City Country Club in Kennewick highlights (no pun intended) the sometimes unnoticed 'black market' online, featuring stolen property.

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The Link would provide convention space, performing arts center and redesign the Toyota Center (The Link)
The Link would provide convention space, performing arts center and redesign the Toyota Center (The Link)
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The Link: See This Ambitious Kennewick Convention Hall, Performing Arts Complex

Back in 2013 voters rejected a new 1/10th sales tax that would have provided much-needed expansion and renovation for the Three Rivers Convention Center.    Now, city officials are back with a revised proposal that has some positive changes.

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Habitat for Humanity hit by $17K theft (habitat for humanity)
Habitat for Humanity hit by $17K theft (habitat for humanity)
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Worker Accused of $17K Habitat for Humanity Embezzlement

A former worker for the Yakima Habitat for Humanity group is facing legal action after charges were filed, accusing him of stealing more than $17,000 from the non-profit group.

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City leader leaving Pendleton for Eugene (City of Pendleton website)
City leader leaving Pendleton for Eugene (City of Pendleton website)
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Pendleton City Leader ‘Gives Up,’ Moving to Eugene

After a 7-year stint marked by progress, growth and controversy, one of Pendleton's city council members is moving out.

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Google prank goes awry (Getty Images)
Google prank goes awry (Getty Images)
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Google’s E-Mail Stunt Flops, Even Costs People Jobs!

Google hastily disabled an April Fools e-mail prank after discovering thousands of people mistakenly used it, some of them in what were supposed to be serious emails! There are even reports of people losing their jobs!

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Tacoma could join Seattle, Bellingham and Olympia in banning plastic shopping bags (Getty Images)
Tacoma could join Seattle, Bellingham and Olympia in banning plastic shopping bags (Getty Images)
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Tacoma Latest City to Consider Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags

Fortunately, most of this movement is still confined to the West side, but it appears to be spreading. In an effort to combat the growing garbage and landfill space issues in the neighboring city to Seattle, Tacoma officials plan to vote in May on whether to adopt a cit-wide ban on plastic shopping bags.

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Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
Now Gov. Inslee bans non-essential travel to North Carolina (Washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee ‘Parrots’ Seattle Mayor, Bans Non-Essential Travel to North Carolina

On the heels of controversial Seattle Mayor Ed Murray passing his meaningless city employee travel ban to North Carolina, Gov. Inslee has followed suit. Never one to champion what HE thinks are noble causes (regardless of the beliefs of those he governs over), Inslee has also put a ban on non-essential state worker travel to the Tar Heel State.

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State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
State Senate throws vetoes back in Governor's face, overrides all 27. (Washington state legislative website)
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Historic First: State Senate Overrides 27(!) Bills Vetoed by Gov. Inslee

NEVER before in Washington state history, has a Governor vetoed as many bills at one time as Gov. Inslee did.  And NEVER before has the Senate overwhelmingly voted to override them. Here's what happened, and why.

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Pendleton residents upset over decision not to build there (Getty Images)
Pendleton residents upset over decision not to build there (Getty Images)
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Costco ‘Shelves’ Pendleton Store Idea, Residents Frustrated

According to a dozens of comments on a Pendleton-based Facebook page, a wide range of reasons are being discussed about why retail giant Costco decided against building a store in Pendleton.

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New email scam hitting Tri-Cities (Getty Images)
New email scam hitting Tri-Cities (Getty Images)
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New Email Scam Hits Tri-Cities, Demands Payment for ‘Delinquent Account’

Kennewick police say a new email scam making it's way across the nation has arrived here. It involves emails that are doctored to look like they come from an 'official' company. The email comes from "Accounts Payable" and demands money.

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