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Is Benton City closer to pot business? (Getty Images)
Is Benton City closer to pot business? (Getty Images)
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Benton City Pot Measure ‘Grows’ As More Ballots Tabulated

With nearly all the ballots counted, it appears an advisory measure that would allow pot business within the Benton City limits is passing.

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Whitman College investigating allegations of date rape drugging (Whitman College)
Whitman College investigating allegations of date rape drugging (Whitman College)
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Date Rape Drugs Used on Numerous Whitman College Students

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's office is working with Whitman College officials to investigate a spree of reported date-rape drugs being given to female college students over the last two weeks.

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8 of 9 suspected cases of neurological AFM confirmed in WA Getty Images
8 of 9 suspected cases of neurological AFM confirmed in WA Getty Images
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UPDATE-More Child Illnesses Confirmed as AFM in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed, as of Friday, that 8 of the 9 reported cases with symptoms matching the neurological disorder AFM (Acute Flaccid Myelitis) are in in fact that disease.

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More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
More information released about AFM issue in Washington state (Getty Images)
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More Info Released About Mysterious Illness Striking WA Children

Over the last couple of weeks, medical professionals at Children's Hospital in Seattle and in 23 other states have been grappling with a mysterious medical issue, possibly a disease that's very rare. But it could be causing a series of illnesses, one of them fatal.

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Rare neuromuscular disease popping up in WA (Getty Images)
Rare neuromuscular disease popping up in WA (Getty Images)
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2 Franklin County Children Among Those Stricken With Mysterious Illness

It's a disease you've probably never heard of, because it's very rare. But several cases that have popped up in our state have pediatric caregivers concerned.

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Playground of Dreams (Google Street View)
Playground of Dreams (Google Street View)
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Playground of Dreams Going Away?!? But Not What You Think

Given that it's nearly 20 years old, and has more than served it's purpose, the Playground of Dreams is going to be going away in the future.

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Activity helps reduce childhood obesity (Getty Images)
Activity helps reduce childhood obesity (Getty Images)
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Tri-City Doctor Says Child Obesity Becoming SERIOUS Problem

It's not just something we see or hear about on the news, childhood obesity is just as big an issue in the Mid-Columbia, but some doctors say it's been increasing rapidly here the last few years.

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Advances in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Give Hope, Save Lives

FIve exciting new research findings that should greatly benefit victims of and those at risk for breast cancer.

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New Safety Reforms Make Child Car Seats Compulsory
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Kennewick Offering Free Child Car Seat Inspections

You love your kids and you want them to be safe. So does does the Safe Kids Benton-Franklin and the Washington State Patrol. This Wednesday, October 12th, you can have your child's car seat inspected for safety for FREE...

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Watch Out for Halloween Candy Laced With Mary Jane!

Colorado health advocates are warning parents to look out for pot candy this Halloween.

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