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What to look for when renting an apartment (Getty Images)
What to look for when renting an apartment (Getty Images)
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7 Things You Must Do When Renting an Apartment

We haven't been watching too many episodes of Criminal Minds, these are just good safety tips to consider when renting or looking at renting an apartment. With the Tri-Cities having a bit of a housing shortage when it comes to homes, renting becoming an option for many.

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Original 2013 Aquatic Center proposal (Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District)
Original 2013 Aquatic Center proposal (Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District)
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Pasco Ready to Try Again on Aquatic Center

Due to strong support from Pasco and Franklin County, city officials are ready to look at giving a public aquatic center another try. Pictured is the regional facility that was rejected in 2013.

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Money race for 4th District heats up (Getty Images)
Money race for 4th District heats up (Getty Images)
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Newhouse Far Ahead of Didier in ‘Money’ Race for Congress

Two years ago, Rep. Dan Newhouse narrowly defeated Clint Didier in the race to see who would replace the retiring Doc Hastings from the 4th Congressional District. Despite having a distinct fund-raising advantage, Newhouse beat Didier by only a few percentage points. It was the first time in state history that two candidates from THE SAME party faced each other in a Congressional election.

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New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
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New Law Could Put An End to Most Environmental Lawsuits?

It's actually an amendment to an existing federal law, but it could be a groundbreaking piece of legislation, perhaps one that will stop the never-ending stream of environmental lawsuits we've seen over the years.

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Green2Go in Finley (Google Street View)
Green2Go in Finley (Google Street View)
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Pot Inches Closer to Tri-Cities, Marijuana Store Opens in Finley

Although Richland, Pasco and Kennewick have indefinite bans on the growth, processing and sale of marijuana, and are likely to stay that way, it's legal in the rest of Benton County.

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Krusteaz Pancake Mix recalled (Continental Mills)
Krusteaz Pancake Mix recalled (Continental Mills)
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Popular Pancake Mix Subject of Recall Due to E-coli

Although no illnesses have been reported, a Seattle area baker is recalling a popular blueberry pancake mix over concerns of E-coli.

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There's another part to minimum wage hike not being talked about (Ben Pruchnie)
There's another part to minimum wage hike not being talked about (Ben Pruchnie)
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What’s Hidden Inside Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Proposal for WA?

Initiative 1433 is likely going to be on the ballot this fall, YOU the voter will decide if WA will raise it's minimum wage statewide to $15 by 2020. But there's another requirement that would go into effect that could cripple or shut down small businesses, especially those who employ small levels of staff and workers.

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Eco group suing ove lubricants used on Grand Coulee Dam (Getty Images)
Eco group suing ove lubricants used on Grand Coulee Dam (Getty Images)
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Eco Group Sues Feds for Not Properly Lubricating Their Shafts (Dam Turbines)

No, we're not making this up. The latest lawsuit from Columbia Riverkeeper, a controversial environmental group, is going to make them the butt of jokes all over the Pacific Northwest.

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Hanford union says they're being blackballed over safety concerns at Tank Farm (Oregon.gov)
Hanford union says they're being blackballed over safety concerns at Tank Farm (Oregon.gov)
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Is Union Being Blackballed For Insisting on Safety at Hanford Tank Farm?

A Hanford pipefitters union believes they are being blackballed, or passed over when it comes to contracts, because they are insisting their workers wear protective gear at all times when working near the Hanford tank farms. This image shows the double-shell storage tanks under construction at Hanford in the 1960's.

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The same people who held fast food strikes now want $15 per hour (Getty Images)
The same people who held fast food strikes now want $15 per hour (Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Likely on Ballot This Fall in WA

It started in Seattle, then the City of Sea-Tac, and now supporters of the $15 minimum wage appear to have enough signatures to get it on the ballot this fall.

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