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Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast
Coastal Governors oppose new oil and gas leases off Pacific Coast (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee, NW Leaders, Oppose Oil and Gas Leasing Off Pacific Coast

Gov. Inslee, Oregon Gov. Mike Kitzhaber and CA Governor Jerry Brown have signed a letter that's being sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and it could have an impact on our energy independence.

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Carbon tax would hit construction industry, among many
Carbon tax would hit construction industry, among many (Getty Images)
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How would Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Idea Affect YOU?

It's not even being disguised anymore.  Gov. Jay Inslee is preparing to unveil not only a proposal for a cap-and-trade system but a carbon tax in Washington state.

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Inslee using wildfires as excuse for carbon tax
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Gov. Inslee Blames Wildfires on Climate Change, Uses Disaster to Push Carbon Trading

Saying, "it's a fact",  WA Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday global warming or climate change is why near record fires have erupted in our state.

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Pasco shooting scene
Pasco shooting scene (Courtesy KNDU-TV)
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Pasco Man Fatally Shot By Police Had Lengthy Criminal History

Despite the tragedy,  it's yet another example of a person shot by police who had a long and often violent criminal backround. (Photo of crime scene courtesy of KNDU-TV).

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Tesla vehicle in showroom
Tesla vehicle in showroom (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington Tried to Land Massive Tesla Electric Car Factory — Would It Be Worth It?

News has leaked out in economic circles that Washington state Governor Jay Inslee tried to woo controversial electric car maker Tesla to build it's battery "gigafactory" in our state.

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Suspect pleads guilty in Benton County Superior Court
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Benton City Teen Facing up to 26 Years in Prison for Fatal Stabbing

A soon to be 19-year-old Benton City resident plead guilty in Benton County Superior Court Monday to premeditated first-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Michael Edwards last September.

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Smokin Joe's Hydro - on docks by Columbia River
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Columbia Cup Memories – Tobacco ‘Ban’ Hits Hydros Before NASCAR

2003 was the last season NASCAR Winston Cup ran with sponsorship from RJ Reynolds, the tobacco giant.   Matt Kenseth was the last such Winston Cup winner, after 33 years. But before that parting of ways,  in the late 80's and early 90's they sponsored a hydro too.

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Maegan Murray
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Tryouts for Elite Middle School Football Team Start Today!

A competitive youth football program planning to play teams from all across North America is holding tryouts today at Lampson Stadium, and again on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. The teams have a shot at playing in a national tournament in Texas.

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See the Water Follies Schedule for Boat Race Weekend!

We're so excited for the 2014 Water Follies! We always have a work party down on the river (Pasco side). Wherever you go to see the action, have a great time, wear sunscreen and drink responsibly! Here's the schedule:

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Columbia Cup Memories – The GIANT Detergent Box on The River

No matter where you were watching from, when viewing the Columbia Cup, you always knew where the TIDE Boat was.

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