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Goodwill starts curbsite recycling in Richland
Goodwill starts curbsite recycling in Richland (Courtesy Goodwill Industries Tri cities)
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Goodwill Starts Curbside Recycling Program in Richland – Get Details Here

Starting next week, Richland residents who have unwanted textile (clothing-shoes, etc) items will be able to leave them out on garbage day, and they will be collected.

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Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan
Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Plan Would Squeeze Mid Columbia Ag Companies

Gov. Jay Inslee is intent on fighting global warming and has proposed a enormous $12 billion plan to battle pollution and would "punish" the top 130 entities his experts say are pumping carbon into the atmosphere

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Extreme Close-Up View of Lava Is Simply Mesmerizing

Yes, it's the dead of winter and a good portion of the country is being held hostage by a deep freeze, so why not take a look at something that'll make you really, really warm?

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The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed
The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Most “Grassroots” Environmental Groups Are Actually Part of Much Bigger Organizations

Most of the so-called local community based environmental groups you hear about in the news are anything but that. They're actually like the arms of an octopus; part of much larger well-funded environmental organizations that even receive federal funding on occasion.

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Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof
Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Federal Judge Rules Yakima Dairy Guilty of Underground Pollution – Without Concrete Evidence

The lawsuit is one of several filed against Yakima Valley area dairies, and was filed without  any definite evidence showing the dairy was directly responsible for high nitrate levels found in the area.

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President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility
President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility (Photo by Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)
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What’s Happened To Green Energy Company Tax Money? An Update

Gov. Inslee is set to embark on am ambitious environmental program which he believes will create a green economy and help erase a billion dollar plus deficit.

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cfl bulb (Courtesy Amazon.com -Alzo Digital)
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Price of CFL Bulbs in Washington to Jump January 1st. – Did You Know?

You probably didn't, as the state hasn't exactly done a great job of letting people know.  CFL's, or compact fluorescent lights, are most commonly known as the "curly tail" bulbs that often don't fit inside standard lampshades.  But they are going to cost you $.25 cents more all across the state, starting  January 1st.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Lawsuit grows from biggest wildfire in WA state history
Lawsuit grows from biggest wildfire in WA state history (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)
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More Parties Added to Carlton Complex Fire Lawsuit – Now Over 150 Homeowners Involved

Over 150 parties have signed onto this suit,  claiming the government owes them compensation over lack of firefighting efforts.

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Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU
Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Why Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plans Matter To YOU

To some, it may seem distant,  thinking what happens in Olympia won't really affect them.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

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