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Washington roads considered some of worst in country
Washington roads considered some of worst in country
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Study Says Washington Roads Among Worst in Nation

A new study says Washington state ranks in the bottom ten in most catagories concerning roads,   conditions and efficiency.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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Mental Health counselor in Richland suspended
Mental Health counselor in Richland suspended (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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State Suspends Credentials of Richland Mental Health Counselor

The Washington State Department of Health has suspended the counselor for at least two years.

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Intersection of 6th and Lewis - scene of fatal shooting
Intersection of 6th and Lewis - scene of fatal shooting (Google street view)
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Another Fatal Shooting in Pasco as Car Thief Dies After Chase

According to police, one man is dead after reportedly threatening an officer with a gun at the intersection of 6th and Lewis.

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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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