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Pot related accidents, claims, on the rise say officials (Newstalk870 file image-infoflashlert)
Pot related accidents, claims, on the rise say officials (Newstalk870 file image-infoflashlert)
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Study Says WA, Colorado Pot-Related Car Wreck Rates Rising

While stopping short of directly blaming legal weed for a noticeable increase in impaired driving car crashes, the study says there's enough of a correlation to cause them to believe pot is a factor. Before you go off disputing, consider this study came from the respected Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

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After nearly 118 years, Walla Walla General Hospital to close (Google Earth)
After nearly 118 years, Walla Walla General Hospital to close (Google Earth)
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Merger Falls Through, Walla Walla General Hospital Will Close July 24

Tuesday, Walla Walla General Hospital officials announced that an unforseen issue that arose from a proposed merger of the facility with Providence Health Services will force the oldest hospital in Southeastern Washington to close it's doors in July.

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Public information meetings about new high school buildings to be held in Prosser (Google Street View)
Public information meetings about new high school buildings to be held in Prosser (Google Street View)
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Prosser School District Wants Input on Location of New High School Buildings

The Prosser School Board invites the public to attend one (or both) of two public information meetings that will help determine the location of the new Prosser High School buildings coming soon.

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Was somebody checking homes to see if people home before breaking in?  (Google Street View)
Was somebody checking homes to see if people home before breaking in? (Google Street View)
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Were People ‘Casing’ Homes in Benton City Over Weekend?

We keep an eye on social media throughout the Columbia Basin, and often come across rather interesting posts, sometimes eye-catching.

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Category: News, Tri-Cities News
Boeing to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona (Getty Images)
Boeing to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona (Getty Images)
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Cost Cutting Will Send Hundreds Of Boeing Jobs to Arizona

Overall, officials and sources say it's part of a number of cost-cutting measures to save the aerospace giant money, and to reorganize and make itself more efficient.

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The place where Titanic sank in Atlantic, according to map coordinates (Getty Images)
The place where Titanic sank in Atlantic, according to map coordinates (Getty Images)
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Wanna See The Titanic up close? Everett Company Plans 2018 Sub Dive for $105K

Some of the biggest wonders of the world lie beneath the ocean's waters, including the ill-fated Titanic. Now, and Everett, WA based company is planning a sub dive to the Atlantic floor to allow people to see it up close.  It will just cost you...a lot.

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Study says conscientious teens more likely to use phone behind wheel  (Getty Images)
Study says conscientious teens more likely to use phone behind wheel (Getty Images)
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You Will Be Surprised What Personality Traits Make a Teen a ‘Distracted Driver’

A new study says throw out your perceptions of what you think makes a teen a distracted driver.

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Tree affected by fireblight in West Pasco (City of Pasco)
Tree affected by fireblight in West Pasco (City of Pasco)
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Hundreds of West Pasco Trees To Be Removed Due To Spreading Disease

West Pasco is known for having some beautiful trees that were planted by the city as that part of the city has grown and developed. But now at least 110 are going to have to be removed due to a deadly blight.

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Rep. Steve Scalise Shot in Virginia Park, Others Also Hit

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning during a practice for a congressional baseball practice at a field in Alexandria, Va.

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Category: News, Newsletter
Tri-City Taxi taken out by driver who ran stop sign (Kennewick police)
Tri-City Taxi taken out by driver who ran stop sign (Kennewick police)
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SUV Runs Stop Sign, Blasts Taxi, Injures Passenger

A citation is likely being issued for the driver of an SUV who blew a stop sign in Kennewick, and took out a Tri-City Taxi van.

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