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Man leads police on slow speed chase in Kennewick
Man leads police on slow speed chase in Kennewick (KNDU-TV)
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Bizarre Slow Speed Chase Brings out Spike Strips in Kennewick (UPDATE)

High speed chases are usually the norm - unless you're talking about  OJ's slow Ford Bronco.  And now, Kennewick police had one Thursday. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)
Kennewick police have released additional information, including identity of suspect.

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M/V Forus owner convicted - faces jail time
M/V Forus owner convicted - faces jail time (WA State AG Office)
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Man Faces Jail Time over Sunken Vessel Near Finley

The first derelict vessel, or boat, conviction in Benton County  will see an Oregon man spend time in jail.

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Franklin County Jail
Franklin County Jail (KNDU-TV)
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Franklin County Jail Accused of “Barbaric” Treatment of Prisoners – Lawsuit Filed

On one hand you have a legal-advocacy group claiming mistreatment, on the other side you have the realities of housing some of the toughest,  most hardened criminals in Southeastern Washington.

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Kennewick man died from gunshot wound
Kennewick man died from gunshot wound (KNDU-TV)
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Kennewick Man Died from “Self-Inflicted” Gunshot Wound

Last Sunday, Kennewick authorities responded to a shooting at 5608 West 10th Ave.  They found 52-year-old Jeffrey Allen Shaw dead at the scene around 3:30am.

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Didier, vs. Newhouse for November election
Didier, vs. Newhouse for November election (Clint Didier Facebook )
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Why Did Didier, Newhouse Win the Primary? We Offer Some Observations.

The 4th Congressional District race was w-i-d-e open, and as we head towards November, there's still a lot to come into play.

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Historic results in 4th District Congressional Primary
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Dider Wins Primary, Will Face Newhouse in November

In 2008, Washington adopted a new, top-two primary system.   Unlike party lines in the past,  in the August primaries,  the top two vote getters move on to November - regardless of their party affiliation.   Never before have the two candidates in any state or Congressional race been on the same side - until now.

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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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