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Top ’11′ Stories of 2014 – West Pasco Murder – Suicide Kills Noted Racer, ex-Girlfriend

A well-known former race car driver at Tri-City Raceway was one of two people found dead in a West Pasco home in May.

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wanapum dam (KNDU-TV)
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Top ’11′ Stories of 2014 – Big Crack Causes Drawdown Behind Wanapum Dam

As it turns out, a design flaw was likely the cause for a large crack that was found earlier this year in the large dam North of Tri-Cities on the Columbia River.

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Gang sweep nets 52 arrests
Gang sweep nets 52 arrests (City of Kennewick)
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Big Gang Sweep in Mid-Columbia Grabs 52 Wanted Suspects

Starting Tuesday of this last week,  law enforcement officers from Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Benton and Franklin County conducted a widespread gang sweep, which proved to be very successful.

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July fatal shooting of standoff suspect justified, says report
July fatal shooting of standoff suspect justified, says report (Townsquare media image- Jon Funfar)
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Officer’s Fatal Shooting of Pasco Standoff Suspect Justified, Says Report

A Benton County sheriff's deputy who is also a member of the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team, was justified in the fatal shooting July 9th of a man who had fired more than 60 rounds at police officers.

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Elite Auto Sales -Detailing Kennewick
Elite Auto Sales -Detailing Kennewick (Townsquare media image)
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Congrats to Dawn Otis, Winner of Elite Auto’s “12 Days of Christmas” Grand Prize!

Dawn Otis is the lucky winner of $1,000!

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GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals
GOP already challenging Gov. Inslee's budget proposals (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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“Pushback” Already Coming to Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal from Legislators

Just a few hours after Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2015-17 budget proposal,   legislators from across the state began chiming in with caution, and even resistance.

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Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget
Inslee (center in photo) plans numerous new taxes in 2015-17 budget . (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Budget Proposal Includes Capitol Gains Tax, Raising Cigarette Taxes

So much for his campaign promise to veto any new taxes.   A long time ago, when Candidate Inslee was running for office,  he said he thought the state budget could be balanced without tax increases.   Governor Inslee has apparently come down with amnesia.

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Former managers-supervisors avoid charges in time card fraud scheme
Former managers-supervisors avoid charges in time card fraud scheme (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Former Hanford Managers Settle to Avoid Charges in Time Card Scandal

Instead of formal charges, a trio of  former managers will pay over $100,000 in combined fines.

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Sony Pictures via Youtube
Sony Pictures via Youtube
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Local Thoughts on ‘The Interview’ Reveal Pessimism for America’s Future

Our news partner KNDU asked its audience what they thought of businesses caving to the threats from North Korea. The answers are a fascinating snapshot of what the Mid Columbia thinks of our current government and film industry:

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Category: Movies, Tri-Cities News
TV style CSI tool helps nab Kennewick suspect
TV style CSI tool helps nab Kennewick suspect (KNDU-TV)
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CSI Tool Seen on TV Helps Nab Kennewick Kidnapping Suspect

If you watch Criminal Minds, CSI, or any other sleuth police TV show, you've heard of AFIS.

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