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Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday
Two Rivers Correctional Center inmate dies Thursday (Oregon Department of Corrections)
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Death Of Two Rivers Prison Inmate in Umatilla Brings Investigation

Officials at the Two Rivers Correctional facility in Umatilla, OR have launched an investigation into the death earlier this week of a 70-year-old inmate.

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House Democrats want tax on bottled water
House Democrats want tax on bottled water (Wa state legislative website)
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State Democrats Seek Bottled Water Tax, Among Others, In New Budget

The Washington State House Democrats are set to unveil their 2015 budget proposal, and it features new taxes in the name of "education."

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Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas
Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Driver High on Laughing Gas Hits, Injures Road Construction Flagman

Portland police say a 49-year-old man who struck and injured a woman flagman at a road construction site was apparently huffing drugs behind the wheel. But it wasn't your typical drug.

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Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker
Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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Pizza Delivery Man Attacked with Bear Spray – But Fights off Assailant

It's not easy being a pizza delivery driver, sometimes it can be dangerous. But this story goes beyond weird. In this case, the "weapon" used to attack the driver.

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Federal mediator coming to Pasco
Federal mediator coming to Pasco (Townsquare media image)
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Federal Mediator Headed to Pasco Over Zambrano-Montes Shooting

This process will be confidential, and carry no law enforcement or criminal charging authority.

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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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Cincinnati v Kentucky
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5 Things We Learned From the First 2 Rounds of the NCAA Tournament

College basketball fans have spent most of the last week gorging themselves on a buffet of hoops action, as the NCAA tournament field went from 68 to 16. Here’s what we've learned.

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Starbucks
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Starbucks Has a Grande Plan to Talk With Customers About Race

Race is not a black (coffee) and white issue.

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Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax
Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Capital Gains Tax Is an Illegal Idea Say Experts

In his efforts to close a budget gap of just under $2 billion dollars, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to impose a capital gains tax on what he calls the wealthiest "1%" of Washington's wage earners.  The only problem - he would be in violation of our state's tax laws.

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Salsbury
Salsbury (Richland police department)
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Former Prostitution Ring Leader Now Living in Richland – Sex Offender Alert Issued

Richland police have issued an alert to the community that a former convicted sex offender is now residing in the 2000 block of Stevens Drive in Richland. (pictured is most recent photo of subject Melissa Salsbury)

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