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The plan that would allow pot business in Benton City is razor close (Getty Images)
The plan that would allow pot business in Benton City is razor close (Getty Images)
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Benton City Pot Plan Hanging on By 14 Votes!

Folks probably get tired of hearing this, but your vote literally counts. In this case, it could actually make the difference between Benton City allowing pot shops and marijuana business...and not!

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Car stolen in Spokane ends up in Kennewick, driver arrested (Kennewick police)
Car stolen in Spokane ends up in Kennewick, driver arrested (Kennewick police)
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Car Stolen from Spokane Recovered in Kennewick, Driver Busted

We're thinking there had to be a tip involved here somehow.  Kennewick Police CAT (Criminal Apprehension Team) officers were conducting extra patrols Wednesday evening, when they came across a car reported stolen from Spokane. It was sitting in the parking lot at Winco Foods on Clearwater.

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Mexican murder suspect sent back South (KNDU-TV)
Mexican murder suspect sent back South (KNDU-TV)
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Twist! Murder Suspect Flees From Mexico To U.S., Captured Near Othello

Usually, regardless of their racial backround, it's not uncommon for a wanted murder or other serious felony suspect to head South for the border.  But this a case of the other way around.

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Virginia Tech Community Mourns Day After Deadliest U.S. Shooting
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Tri-Cities Post-Election Vigil Aims to Unite Community

Most Presidential election years are stressful, but I feel comfortable saying that this year has been even more so. The country seemed to be at each others' throats for so long, and now that the election is over, there is still a lot of doubt, unrest , fear, and pain old stress...

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Category: News, Politics
Pendleton votes to allow recreational pot business (Getty Images)
Pendleton votes to allow recreational pot business (Getty Images)
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Pendleton Votes to Get ‘High’ While Hermiston and Milton-Freewater Say ‘No Thanks’

Pendleton became the first city in Umatilla County to pass measures overturning a ban on pot related business since Oregon legalized recreational pot.

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WA Governor's race, pink counties went to Bryant, Blue to Inslee (WA secretary of state)
WA Governor's race, pink counties went to Bryant, Blue to Inslee (WA secretary of state)
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Gov. Inslee Wins Another Term Due to King, Snohomish, Pierce Counties

If you looked at the breakdown of most average states, and saw an incumbent governor only won 10 of 39 counties, you'd probably think they lost. But not in Washington state. (The pink shaded counties went to challenger Bill Bryant).

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County breakdown of minimum wage Initiative-yellow shows counties where it was defeated (WA state secretary of state)
County breakdown of minimum wage Initiative-yellow shows counties where it was defeated (WA state secretary of state)
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WA Minimum Wage Passes Due to King County Support

Initiative 1433, which not only raises the minimum wage but also now requires ALL businesses to offer paid sick leave to all workers, was passed largely because of West side support. (Yellow shaded counties are where it was defeated).

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Credit card thief, car break in suspect (Kennewick police)
Credit card thief, car break in suspect (Kennewick police)
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Kennewick Credit Card Thief Wanted for Car Prowls, Shopping Sprees

This guy is in the crosshairs of the Kennewick police, not for just one but multiple car thefts, and some of them involved stolen credit cards.

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Wapato Mayor under fire for social media comments (Google Street View)
Wapato Mayor under fire for social media comments (Google Street View)
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Petition Seeks Resignation Of Wapato Mayor Over Social Media Comments

In the wake of the fatal shooting of a domestic violence suspect by Wapato police in July, now several hundred citizens are demanding the resignation of the mayor, because of social media comments he made at the time.

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Whitman College investigating allegations of date rape drugging (Whitman College)
Whitman College investigating allegations of date rape drugging (Whitman College)
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Date Rape Drugs Used on Numerous Whitman College Students

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's office is working with Whitman College officials to investigate a spree of reported date-rape drugs being given to female college students over the last two weeks.

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