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Historic church gutted by blaze
(Oregon State Patrol)

Historic Oregon Church Destroyed by Fire – Was Victim of Earlier Blaze in July

This time, whoever set a suspicious fire in Arlington, OR, succeeded in destroying a historic building.

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Halloween is one of America's favorite holidays. And one of the most traditional.
Magnolia5777/Phyllis, Flickr

The True Origins of Halloween Traditions — Jack-o’-Lanterns, Witches, Costumes, More

Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams? We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs and ask, What do they all mean? 

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Doc Hastings bill creates Manhattan National Monument
(Townsquare file photo)

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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Remember THIS stuff?

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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Oregon History Museum exhibit
(Oregon History Museum)

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
(Townsquare media image)

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
(Courtesy of Portland Spirit website)

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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Pearl Harbor attack
National Archives and Records Administration

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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