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Inmate had heart condition, died of natural causes
Inmate had heart condition, died of natural causes (Benton County Justice Center photo)
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Autopsy Report Says Benton County Inmate Died of Natural Causes

September 20th, an inmate at the Benton County jail collapsed and staff were unable to revive him.

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Parking lot rage in Richland leads to arrest
Parking lot rage in Richland leads to arrest (Townsquare media image)
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‘Parking Rage’ Leads to Richland Gun Arrest

You've heard of road rage?  Parking rage led to a potentially dangerous situation in Richland Tuesday.

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DOE likely to miss more cleanup deadlines at Hanford
DOE likely to miss more cleanup deadlines at Hanford (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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DOE To Miss Third Hanford Deadline for Tank Cleanup

The Department of Energy has notified Washington state officials they are likely to miss another deadline for tank cleanup.

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Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants
Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Plant Theft Highlights Ongoing Problem in Tri-Cities, Elsewhere

The apprehension of multiple suspects Sunday by Kennewick police spotlights a recurring problem with pot plant thefts, usually involving legal medical marijuana patients.

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Jacobs-Sanders Field - home of the Tri-City Padres 1970-72
Jacobs-Sanders Field - home of the Tri-City Padres 1970-72 (Benton County Historical Society)
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San Diego Padres Returning to Tri-Cities Not a Surprise

Besides a long history of baseball between the two far-flung regions,  The Padres moving their Class A  farm club to Tri-Cities will benefit players, fans. (Pictured is the old Sanders-Jacobs Field in Kennewick, home of the Padres 1970-72. The road to the right of stadium is Clearwater Ave.)

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Popular foreign language program sued by Washington State AG
Popular foreign language program sued by Washington State AG (Washington state legislative website)
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WA State AG Sues Pimsleur Langauge Program Company for Fraud

You've probably seen their ads on TV or on radio.  Now, they're getting sued for fraud.

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Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes
Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Northwest Governors Renew Call for Carbon Taxes, Push Global Warming Agenda

With world leaders meeting this week in New York for the United Nations Climate Leadership Summit,  the Governors of WA, OR, CA and the Premiere of British Columbia issued statements all but guaranteeing they will pursue carbon taxes.

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Oregon crash north of Pendleton injures five
Oregon crash north of Pendleton injures five (Oregon State Patrol)
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Investigation Continues in Deadly Four-Car Crash North of Pendleton [PHOTOS]

Oregon State Patrol officials continue to search for information as to why a driver crossed over into the opposite lane on Highway 11, triggering a four car crash that sent five people to area hospitals.

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TV report says Hanford whistleblowers being retaliated against
TV report says Hanford whistleblowers being retaliated against (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Report Says Hanford Management Retaliates Against Whistleblowers

A new investigative report suggests that Hanford workers who have brought to light what they believe are safety concerns are being targeted.

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Mark-Kolbe-Getty-Images
Mark-Kolbe-Getty-Images
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Should Granger Tear Down the Aging Dinosaurs? [POLL]

 

Granger, Washington, is northwest of Tri-Cities on the way to Yakima. It's a nice little town and if you don't remember it, it's the one with concrete dinosaurs! Everybody loves the little dinosaurs, but they're 20 years old this year and looking kind of ragged. Are they still endearing?

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