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Kennewick Planing Commission to hear public comments on pot stores
Kennewick Planing Commission to hear public comments on pot stores (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Share YOUR Opinion on Pot Stores in Kennewick Monday Night

7pm Monday night, August 18th, the Kennewick Planning Commission wants to hear what you think of pot stores, pot bans, and related issues.

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Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards
Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Tri-City, Walla Walla Schools Fall Short of Federal Academic Requirements

Thousands of students will be receiving letters in the mail saying Washington state has failed to meet the academic standards of the No Child Left Behind program.

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Man jailed for unlawful imprisonment
Man jailed for unlawful imprisonment (Benton County website)
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Man Arrested for Holding ex-Girlfriend “Hostage” in Car for 5 Hours

Luckily, the girl was able to "ditch" the guy and left him in Richland.

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Need Help Talking to the Power Company or Your Phone Company? — Call UTC!

This morning we talked to Anna Gill with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. If you find unfamiliar charges on your bill, see taxes you're not familiar with or are facing a cancellation of service threat, call the commission for help!

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More glitches affect Washington Healthcare Exchange
More glitches affect Washington Healthcare Exchange (Washington Healthcare Exchange)
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Washington Healthcare Exchange Needs 171 “Fixes”

You know as well as we do, if OUR IT people had had this much difficulty with our websites or yours at YOUR job, they would have been f-i-r-e-d- months ago!

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Yes, Zombies CAN Drive!
Yes, Zombies CAN Drive! (Townsquare media image)
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Watch Out for The Zombie Bus At the Benton Franklin Fair!

It kinda looks like the creeper vehicle from the horrific movie "Jeepers Creepers!"  But it's even better!  

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Benton County Criminal Tax challenge
Benton County Criminal Tax challenge (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Complaint Against Criminal Justice Tax To Be Considered by Public Disclosure Commission

While some ballots are still being tabulated it appears the Benton County Criminal Justice tax has passed.    But it could potentially face a hurdle.

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State Supreme Court rejects union pension lawsuits
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Washington Supreme Court Rejects $1.3 Billion Union Pension Lawsuits

The decision by the court means $1.3 billion won't be dumped onto taxpayers.

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Nearby security cameras help catch Kennewick burglar
Nearby security cameras help catch Kennewick burglar (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Neighbor’s Surveillance Camera Helps Nab Kennewick Burglar

It wasn't the actual homeowner who "got" this guy...

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Tornado seen near Rattlesnake Mountain
Tornado seen near Rattlesnake Mountain (KNDU-TV- Mitchell Bemis Morford)
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What’s the Difference Between a Tornado and Dust Devil?

With the sighting of the first tornado in the Mid-Columbia this week since 2010 (that one was seen near Umatilla)  we wondered - what's the difference between the commonly seen Dust Devils and tornadoes?  The twister was seen near Rattlesnake Mountain Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV-Michelle Bemis Morford).

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