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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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Kennewick school district now allowing players to supply own helmet (Townsquare Media)
Kennewick school district now allowing players to supply own helmet (Townsquare Media)
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Should Kennewick Football Players Be Allowed to Use Own Helmets?

There's already a debate brewing over the Kennewick School District's decision to allow parents to supply their own helmet for their middle school or high school football player, amid growing national concerns of concussions.

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Stone driver Alan Alcantara (Clackamas OR Sheriff's Department)
Stone driver Alan Alcantara (Clackamas OR Sheriff's Department)
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Dude! Driver High on Pot Crashes Into Oregon Marijuana Store

Clackamas County, OR Sheriff's Deputies report an 18-year-old man is in jail after crashing his car early Sunday morning into a medical marijuana dispensary.

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Database delays will cost medical pot users dearly (Getty Images)
Database delays will cost medical pot users dearly (Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Database Delays Could Cost Patients Thousands, Get Them Arrested

Part of I-502, the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana, included so-called reforms for the medical marijuana industry. Now, some of those plans, including creating a database of users, could cost patients a lot of money, and given new regulations, perhaps even get them in legal trouble for their pot use.

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Trader Joe's salads recalled due to content, labeling issues (Trader Joe's)
Trader Joe's salads recalled due to content, labeling issues (Trader Joe's)
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Trader Joe’s Issues Retail Caesar Salad Recall

Trader Joe's issued a recall for a caesar salad after learning packages had been mislabled, and it potentially contained items that could cause allergic reactions to some who might eat it.

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Arsenic found in apple juice concentrate at Sunnyside plant (Getty Images)
Arsenic found in apple juice concentrate at Sunnyside plant (Getty Images)
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How Did Arsenic Get Into Apple Juice at Sunnyside Food Processing Plant?

The USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) has warned a Sunnyside food processor after inorganic arsenic was found in some apple juice concentrate during testing.

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New study will examine tank vapors that have sickened workers (Washington State Department of Ecology)
New study will examine tank vapors that have sickened workers (Washington State Department of Ecology)
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Feds Agree To Another Vapor Evaluation at Hanford Tank Farms

In the wake of some 53 Hanford tank farm workers experiencing a variety of health ailments apparently stemming from vapor exposure at the tank farms this year, a Federal safety agency has offered to do another evaluation of what's causing the issue.

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New demands made on behalf of tank farm workers (Getty Images)
New demands made on behalf of tank farm workers (Getty Images)
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Hanford Tank Workers Union Makes New Strong Safety Demands

In the wake of a long string of Hanford tank farm workers experiencing varying degrees of apparent exposure to vapors, a labor union that helps represent some 15 different labor groups at the site has sent strongly-worded demands to Hanford officials Monday.

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Inmate dies at Benton County Jail (Benton county)
Inmate dies at Benton County Jail (Benton county)
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Second Death At Benton County Jail Being Investigated

Benton County authorities have identified the 40-year-old man who died in jail Wednesday evening, and said he was being monitored every 30 minutes due to a medical conditiion.

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Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
Important to know difference between Heat Stroke and Exhaustion Getty Images
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Know Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Especially with temps climbing into triple digits, you need to know the signs your body is getting too hot. Many of us have children who play sports in the spring and summer, and it's important to safeguard them.  Even doing yard work, we can be prone.

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