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Doc Hastings bill creates Manhattan National Monument
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House Approves Doc Hasting’s Plan for B Reactor Monument, Hanford Land Re-Use

The U.S. House of Representatives has signed off on plans to make Hanford's historic B Reactor part of a national monument, and to allow some Hanford land to be re-developed.

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We Actually Ate This Stuff? See 26 Now-Forgotten Breakfast Cereals from the 90s

This collection of now defunct cereals proves pop culture and current events drive food products!

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Vacation Idea: Oregon History Museum to Feature Never-Before-Seen Presidential Memorabilia

The Oregon Historical Society has scored a coup with its new collection.

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Tri-City Landmark Demolished Monday – McCurley Dome Comes Down [VIDEO]

After serving as a Tri-City landmark for 33 years, the famous dome at McCurley Integrity Dealerships in Pasco was ripped down Monday.

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Legendary Jonathan Winters dies
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Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

Jonathan Winters, who for decades made Americans laugh with his over-the-top but never-demeaning comedy,  died today at age 87.

He starred or made appearances in dozens of shows from "Hee-Haw" to "Mork and Mindy" with Robin Williams

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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler coming to Tri-Cities
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Historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheel Ship Coming To Tri-Cities in April

A chance to experience river travel as it was done a century ago.

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Who Remembers Tri-Cities Junior Soccer?

I've been nostalgic for my childhood lately and was remembering the way youth soccer used to be in Tri-Cities. My kids are too young to play now, so I can't compare and contrast, but here are my favorite things about the way things used to be:

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This Day in History for December 7 — Attack on Pearl Harbor, and More

Here’s a look at some  events that took place on this day in history:

1787: Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (more info)

1941: In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (more info)

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Hostess Going Out Of Business – CEO Blames Union for Collapse [POLL]

As one critic put it, sometimes workers bite the hand that feeds them, but rarely do they "eat it."

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This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1469: Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (more info)

1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (more info)

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