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Imagine! YOU driving in a demo derby!
Imagine! YOU driving in a demo derby! (Townsquare media image)
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Win a Chance to Drive a Car in the Benton-Franklin Demo Derby! (2 CHANCES TO WIN)

The Benton Franklin Fair has stepped it up this year, and YOU could cross one item off your bucket list!

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WA voters not flocking to return ballots
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Voter Turnout Low in Washington – Could Drop below 40%

As often seen in what are called mid-term elections, voter turnout might not reach 40%.

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Vladimir Cetinski
Vladimir Cetinski
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Pissed and Ashamed! That’s How My Benton County Ballot Makes Me Feel

I filled out my ballot and am ready to drop it off, but I'm not happy about it. Find out why my jaw dropped and I've been disgusted ever since opening it.

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Highway 240 brush fire in median
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Brush Fire Snarls Traffic on Highway 240 Monday

It wasn't a big fire, but it backed up cars for several miles.

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Fife, Wenatchee being sued over pot bans
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WA Attorney General Jumps into Pot Lawsuits

Fife and Wenatchee are being sued by perspective marijuana growers and sellers, and the State Attorney General appears to be possibly taking the side of the cities.

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Children found in hotel room on Oregon coast, one dead
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Woman Charged With Death of Daughter found in Oregon Coast Hotel Room

Authorities say the woman was supposed to share custody of her two children with their father last week, but that never happened.

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Tri-Cities Scofflaws Getting More Aggressive — Are Video Games to Blame? [POLL]

Law enforcement shot three men in the last 30 days. This kind of thing used to happen once every couple of years. Now three in a month? KEPR did a great analysis on this, naturally asking if deadly force was necessary. I wonder that myself, but I also ask, why are criminals getting more aggressive?

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images
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Three Best DIY Mosquito Traps — Which One Is Best? [POLL]

I must say, the mosquito abatement professionals in the Tri-Cities area have done a FANTASTIC job! I don't think I've even seen a mosquito this summer! If you live outside the Tri-Cities, and you're having trouble with mosquitoes (be wary of West Nile Virus!), try one of these three traps. Or, if you've used them before, take our poll to say which works best:

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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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