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EPA under fire for attack on Northwest Farmers  (Getty Images)
EPA under fire for attack on Northwest Farmers (Getty Images)
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Rep. Newhouse Demands Investigation Into Northwest Anti-Farmer EPA Campaign

You may have heard of the "What's Upstream" campaign that was launched by money from the Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (The Pacific Northwest) that many say was a cleverly disguised attack on farmers, ranchers and other ag producers by environmental groups. Now, there's evidence taxpayer money was used to fund the effort, in violation of federal laws.

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Yakima stops asking about immigration status (Townsquare Media)
Yakima stops asking about immigration status (Townsquare Media)
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Yakima Abandons Policy of Asking People About Immigration Status

According to some reports, it's a moot point, as the Yakima Police Department has already stopped doing so. But now the city has formally done away with the ordinance that looked into whether people are here in the U.S legally.

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Yakima escapees (KNDU-TV Yakima County)
Yakima escapees (KNDU-TV Yakima County)
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Two Escaped Yakima Inmates Headed to Tri-Cities?

They could still be in the Yakima area, but officials now are not sure where they may be headed. Maybe our way?

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Possibly, no more pokey Oregon drivers (VCG via Getty Images)
Possibly, no more pokey Oregon drivers (VCG via Getty Images)
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Holding Up Freeway Traffic in Left Lane? Oregon Now Might Fine You $250

Oregon's not exactly known as the land of great drivers, at least when it comes to NOT driving like a snail. In fact, a report from Progressive Insurance's Snapshot program shows Beaver state drivers are among the pokiest in America. But the legislature might be prodding them along.

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Richland fire (Townsquare Media Andrew Kirk)
Richland fire (Townsquare Media Andrew Kirk)
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Attic Fire Destroys Apartments in Richland

Monday afternoon, Richland fire crews were called to 1915 Hoxie Ave, to battle an attic fire in a small apartment complex.

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Accident scene in Hermiston, looking east where truck headed after collision (Google Street View)
Accident scene in Hermiston, looking east where truck headed after collision (Google Street View)
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Bike Rider Dies After Being Hit by Semi Truck In Hermiston

Authorities are hoping area video surveillance footage will help them figure out what happened. But a 55-year-old man is dead after a collision with a semi-truck at Highway 395 and Elm Streets Monday night.

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Hotels trying to make money of eclipse tourists cancelling reservations, raising prices (Getty Images)
Hotels trying to make money of eclipse tourists cancelling reservations, raising prices (Getty Images)
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Are Oregon Hotels Gouging Consumers With Sky-High ‘Eclipse’ Rates?

So, you booked a room several months or weeks ago, or even in late 2016, because you knew Oregon was going to be the best place to view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse coming in August. But then you find out the hotel cancelled your reservation, and now wants $500, $800, even $1,000 more for the room. Is that legal?!?

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Typical burrowing den in side of a canal (KNDU-TV)
Typical burrowing den in side of a canal (KNDU-TV)
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It’s Irrigation Districts Vs. Gophers This Spring–Holes in Canals

We all remember the hilarious confrontation between Carl the Groundskeeper (Bill Murray) and that "go-fair" in Caddyshack. But to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and others, it's not that funny.

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Roundabout at 4th and Kellogg, one of two in pilot program getting speed bumps (Google Street View)
Roundabout at 4th and Kellogg, one of two in pilot program getting speed bumps (Google Street View)
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Accidents Prompt Installation of Speed Bumps In Kennewick Roundabouts

We've reported on numerous accidents involving the roundabouts in Kennewick, including one recently on Kellogg where a driver going 80 mph went THROUGH and over the one at 4th. Now, the city is taking action.

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One dangerous suspecdt had already been released by local officials due to sanctuary policy  (Getty Images)
One dangerous suspecdt had already been released by local officials due to sanctuary policy (Getty Images)
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60 Of 84 People Arrested in OR, WA Immigration Raids Had Criminal Records

According to Federal officials, a two-day sweep of Washington and Oregon netted 84 arrests of illegal immigrants, of those nearly 75 percent had criminal backrounds. 11 of them in our Mid-Columbia region. The raids were conducted March 25-27 of this year.

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