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Important sports concussion event coming May 20th
Important sports concussion event coming May 20th (Townsquare media image)
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Important ‘Heads-Up’ Sports Concussion Event Coming to Tri-Cities May 20

Kadlec Regional Medical Center invites all parents of children, youth, or teens who play sports to attend this important event on how to prevent and properly deal with concussions in sports.

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Dad Wins 3 Marathons in 8 Days to Pay for Sick Son’s Medical Bills

Forget anybody else you hear about: the dad of the year contest has already been won.

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This Wild Test Shows How Good (Or Bad) Your Eyesight Is

Wanna know if your vision is up to snuff? Save yourself the trouble of making an appointment with the optometrist and watch this, instead.

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WA smoking age won't go to 21
WA smoking age won't go to 21 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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State Smoking Age Won’t Go to 21, Legislature Kills Bill

Perhaps one of the most surprising aspect of this is that the Democrat-controlled Washington state House killed the bill.

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Drought prompts toilet reservoir inspections coming in May
Drought prompts toilet reservoir inspections coming in May (Townsquare media image)
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Pending Drought Prompts Toilet Water Level Limits in Benton-Franklin County

You've all heard about the diminished snowfall in the Cascades this year, and how some irrigation districts are only receiving 73% of their normal amounts of water.  Well, now add some new restrictions.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Mac and Cheese

Bad news for adults too lazy to cook and parents of kids who are picky eaters.

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TRIOS Southridge hospital
TRIOS Southridge hospital (TRIOS Healthcare Network)
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TRIOS Hospital Announces More Staff Cutbacks and Changes Due to Budgets

Recently, the TRIOS Hospital District announced some budgetary cutbacks and staff eliminations designed to help the Hospital make its $800,000 monthly lease payment.

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TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts
TRIOS Southridge Hospital announces cuts (TRIOS Health Network)
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TRIOS Health Announces Job Cuts, Asset Sales to Help Financial Outlook for New Hospital

Recent news reports have indicated the new TRIOS Southridge Hospital (formerly KGH) has financial challenges. During a public board meeting Thursday night, officials outlined some promising, but stunning, moves to help improve financial performance.

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Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients
Washington Healthplan Finder triple bills clients (Washington state healthcare exchange)
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WA Healthcare Exchange Triple-Bills Clients – Officials “Looking Into” Problem

Realistically, the Washington Healthcare Exchange got off to a decent start, with few problems, and a fair amount of people enrolling; although the numbers were not near expected goals.  But since last fall, it's endured an increasing amount of mix ups and serious issues.

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Insane Inflatables 5K Coming to Fairgrounds
Insane Inflatables 5K Coming to Fairgrounds (Courtesy Insane Inflatables)
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Why YOU Need to Experience Our Insane Inflatables 5K Fun “Run” at Fairgrounds (VIDEO)

You've heard us talk about it on the air, and seen it on our websites and Facebook. But just what is Insane Inflatables?

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