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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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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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Columbia Cup Memories – The Miller American – One Beautiful Boat!

We all know of Miller Brewing Co's involvement with NASCAR.  For decades, they sponsored Rusty Wallace in the famous Blue Deuce (#2) car,  and won dozens of races.  Brad Kezolowski on a Cup title a couple of years ago in the car, and both men drove for Roger Penske.

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Columbia Cup Memories – The Last Piston Boat to Win It All

One of the greatest attractions of the Columbia Cup is hearing the unmistakeable growl of an Allison or Rolls Royce Merlin or Griffin engine on the river.

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August primary race heating up in 4th Congressional District
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State Ethics Board Investigating Allegations in 4th District Congressional Race

Per information, emails, and letters presented by the Clint Didier Campaign,  the Washington State Ethics Board is looking at claims the Washington State Potato Commission is illegally supporting certain candidates.

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Outdoor burning banned in Mid-Columbia
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Gov. Inslee Bans Nearly All Outdoor Burning in Mid-Columbia

Due to extreme fire danger, the only option is the bbq.

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Saddle Mountain fire at 25,000 acres
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Wildfire Burning on Yakima Training Range and South of Vantage

In what has been a very dry, volatile fire season,  25,000 acres have burned on the Yakima Firing Range.

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Kennewick police seeking burglary suspect
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Would-Be Burglar Interrupted by Homeowner in Kennewick

Authorities are still searching for suspect.

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