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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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Make sure sales person is wearing city approved ID badge and is legal (Getty Images)
Make sure sales person is wearing city approved ID badge and is legal (Getty Images)
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Door To Door Salesmen MUST Wear ID Badge, Say Local Officials

Not just in West Richland, but in the rest of the area, officials are noticing an uptick in door-to-door salemen. Not all are crooks, but they're becoming increasingly linked to fraud.

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One of the views of the proposed Link theater (The Link)
One of the views of the proposed Link theater (The Link)
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Kennewick Convention Center Renovation Will Go To Voters Again in Near Future

You probably remember The Link, the ambitious project that would have renovated and added much needed space to the Three Rivers Convention Center. It would have also remodeled the aging Toyota Center, and would have been paid for by a sales tax. Now, a revamped version of the project will be in front of voters not too far down the road.

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Former judge, and a businessman in hot water with state AG  (Chris McGrath-Getty)
Former judge, and a businessman in hot water with state AG (Chris McGrath-Getty)
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Former Judge, Business Owner Busted For Illegal Campaign Activities

A Former Grant County Superior Court Judge and a Moses Lake businessman could be facing nearly half a million dollars in fines and fees if found guilty. State officials announced Monday a lawsuit has been filed by the Attorney General's office.

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UBER fined by AG for text message violations  (Getty Images)
UBER fined by AG for text message violations (Getty Images)
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UBER Fined Over Sending Unsolicited Texts To WA Consumers

The fine comes in the form of the grassroots transportation company pledging to spend at least $40,000 to upgrade and refine it's texting communication system, and allowing consumers an opt-out option.

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Felony Retail theft ring busted in Pasco  (Getty Images)
Felony Retail theft ring busted in Pasco (Getty Images)
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Pasco Walmart Shoplifting Operation Broken Up, Suspects Arrested

Finally, two suspects are behind bars, and facing felony charges, for running a shoplifting ring in at the Pasco Walmart.

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