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Semi takes out tree, then leaves the scene. (Kennewick police)
Semi takes out tree, then leaves the scene. (Kennewick police)
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Columbia Park Hit and Run Claims Life of Tree, Cops Looking for Semi-Truck

Kennewick police are looking for probably the slowest hit-and-run vehicle in recent months, a semi truck.

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Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor wants to raise soda tax 8 fold (Getty Images)
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Seattle Wants To Raise Soda Tax 8 Times Higher Than Beer

It was tried and rejected in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but now Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to tax soda at a rate 8 times higher than beer.

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Men reportedly looking to buy materials that could be used to make a bomb (Kennewick police)
Men reportedly looking to buy materials that could be used to make a bomb (Kennewick police)
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Men Suspected of Seeking Bomb Making Materials at Hardware Store UPDATE

Kennewick police say it's still an active investigation.

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Fidget spinner notice sent home with Ki-Be students (Benton City Community Information Facebook)
Fidget spinner notice sent home with Ki-Be students (Benton City Community Information Facebook)
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New Fidget Spinners Creating Distractions in Local Schools?

If you're not familiar with them, they're only the hottest new 'toy' or gadget sweeping the nation. The Fidget Spinner takes advantage of our OCD tendencies and is making the inventors millions. And, apparently causing distractions in schools.

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One of the views of the proposed Link theater (The Link)
One of the views of the proposed Link theater (The Link)
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Kennewick Convention Center Renovation Will Go To Voters Again in Near Future

You probably remember The Link, the ambitious project that would have renovated and added much needed space to the Three Rivers Convention Center. It would have also remodeled the aging Toyota Center, and would have been paid for by a sales tax. Now, a revamped version of the project will be in front of voters not too far down the road.

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You get the feeling he's saying "whatchu lookin' at buddy?"  (Kennewick police)
You get the feeling he's saying "whatchu lookin' at buddy?" (Kennewick police)
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Whoooo-Who Are You? Police Encounter With Baby Owl [VIDEO]

Never mind that in a few months, this little thing will be destroying mice, and become a predator. Police helped out a little critter in Kennewick Tuesday night.

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Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
Tunnel collapse being filled at Hanford Purex Plant (KNDU-TV)
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Hanford Tunnel Hole Being Filled With Dirt to Prevent Contamination Leaks

 

Many Hanford workers, including those on the tank farms (one of our older daughters works there) had their work cancelled Wednesday, while crews were busy pouring load after load of dirt and fill into a breach in one of the contaminated Purex Plant tunnels.

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This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
This is the area where the tunnel collapsed. Depression, and possible hole (the dark area near top of photo)---Department of Energy
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So After Hanford Tunnel Collapse, Now What?

After Tuesday's apparent collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex Plant, officials now have to figure out what to do next.

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Tunnel collapse at Purex Plant (Hanford.gov)
Tunnel collapse at Purex Plant (Hanford.gov)
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Tunnel Collapse Puts Hanford on Take Cover Alert Near Purex Plant

According to multiple sources, including KNDU-TV, our news partner, there's been some sort of possible collapse of a railroad tunnel at the Purex site at Hanford. Purex stands for Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant. The plant is in the 200 East area, and in it used to be the workhorse of the area, it was used to extract plutonium from irradiated (HOT) fuel rods from the reactors. It is no longer used, but reportedly still has radioactive or HOT equipment in some of the tunnels underneath and other areas.

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Seattle cop nabbed as part of drug ring (Getty Images)
Seattle cop nabbed as part of drug ring (Getty Images)
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Uh, Oh! Seattle Cop Arrested for Role in Drug Trafficking Ring

Few details have been released by the feds, but a Seattle police officer is one of four people arrested in the last day or so.

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