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It’s National School Lunch Week!

So I graduated from high school in 1979 (Hanford Falcons YEAH!) I spent the last couple of years in school jumping in my buddy's car and heading to to Artic Circle drive in in Richland, maybe McDonalds

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Night Of The Living Dead Anniversary October 1 – The ‘One’ That Started It All

The movie that not only gave us a new level of terror, shocking gore, and -yes!- zombies, celebrates an anniversary.

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Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
Thomas Charles Naudet, McGill University Libraries
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This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More

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

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info)

1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)

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Will a New Investigation Finally Reveal What Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Today, July 2, marks the 75th anniversary of when legendary pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while trying to fly around the world. Now, new light may be shed on the mystery that’s always surrounded the incident.

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Manhattan National Park Bill Introduced In House

The House of Representatives will take up a new bill that would create a national park/monument for the Manhattan Project, including Hanford.

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Do We Need A Manhattan Project National Monument Park? [POLL]

A bill introduced in Congress would create a Manhattan Project National Park and would include Hanford's B reactor.

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Don’t Hide From Your Dental Problems – CBC Can Help!

I recently learned about Columbia Basin College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic and think it’s the coolest thing I’ve heard about all month.

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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

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

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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Mayan Calendar Does Not Predict 2012 Doomsday After All (VIDEO)

This just in--for all of you hoarding, preparing, and panicking over the predictions of the Mayan Calendar, whoops!

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Tri-Cities’ Surprising Role In The Frontier Mining Industry

Did you know the mining industry supported the Tri-Cities economy in the 19th century? In school we learn that before the Hanford Project the Tri-Cities was a ranching and agricultural community, but the beef and produce went to mines in Montana and British Columbia

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