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Kadlec workers vote to form union under SEIU umbrella (Google Street View)
Kadlec workers vote to form union under SEIU umbrella (Google Street View)
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Kadlec Workers Vote to Join SEIU Union, Will Join Statewide Group

After a vote was held April 10-20th, over 800 workers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center have chosen to form a union that will be part of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) 1199NW.

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Broken main line leaves much of Prosser without irrigation (Getty Images)
Broken main line leaves much of Prosser without irrigation (Getty Images)
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Main Irrigation Line Break Leaves Much of Prosser Without Water Til Next Week

The City of Prosser said Friday repairs were unsuccessful on a main irrigation line, and it will now have to be replaced.

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420 pot recipe Spokesman Review (Townsquare Media)
420 pot recipe Spokesman Review (Townsquare Media)
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Spokane Newspaper Celebrates 420 Day With Pot Recipes, Classifieds

At first glance, it seems funny that a typically 'conservative' paper like the Spokesman Review in Spokane would have such content in it's classifieds or entertainment section. But when you consider these are paid content, and pot is legal, maybe not such a surprise. But it was still pretty funny.

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New location for Union Gospel Mission's mens shelter Pasco (Google Earth)
New location for Union Gospel Mission's mens shelter Pasco (Google Earth)
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Union Gospel Mission to Break Ground on New Shelter in Pasco April 27

Nearly six years ago, a plot of land was purchased in Pasco, at the corner of 3rd and Columbia, behind the vacant Thunderbird Motel. Now, in a week, the new Union Gospel Mission men's shelter will start to be built.

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No you won't get this treatment for an electronic device. But you will get a ticket  (Getty Images)
No you won't get this treatment for an electronic device. But you will get a ticket (Getty Images)
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New WA Bill Bans All Use of Hand-Held Electronic Devices While Driving

It's passed the House, back to the Senate for final revisions, and now it's headed to Governor Inslee's desk for final signing. You won't get "the business" but you will get a ticket.

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Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will seek re-election (Getty Images)
Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will seek re-election (Getty Images)
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With Seattle Mayor Facing Sex Abuse Lawsuit, Former Opponent Will Seek Re-Election

One cannot help but notice that with all the controversy now surrounding Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over the big sexual abuse lawsuit, as well as other controversial policies, his opponent from 2013 has re-entered the political ring.

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Dean K. Hermson, with 11 DUI arrests in 33 years (Department of Corrections)
Dean K. Hermson, with 11 DUI arrests in 33 years (Department of Corrections)
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Seattle Area Man Racks up 11th DUI Since 1984, Labeled a ‘Grave Danger’

The 59-year-old man, now living in Renton, WA, is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail after being pulled over last Friday.

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Dead elk poached in Oregon. (Oregon State Police, Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Dead elk poached in Oregon. (Oregon State Police, Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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Oregon Man Charged in Illegal Slaughter of 25 Elk

After a February search of a ranch near Wallowa, Oregon, Fish and Wildlife officials have filed at least 12 charges of poaching elk out of season on his ranch.

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Pasco Police shut down area for Benton County SWAT search (Pasco Police)
Pasco Police shut down area for Benton County SWAT search (Pasco Police)
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Pasco Police, SWAT, Search Pasco Abandoned Building

It caused quite a stir Monday afternoon, when the Pasco Police Department closed down the area of 3rd and Columbia Streets, and then in came the Benton County SWAT team.

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Fast and Furious post on Pasco Police Facebook page (Pasco Police)
Fast and Furious post on Pasco Police Facebook page (Pasco Police)
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Release of Latest Fast And Furious Movie Brings Warning from Pasco Cops

Although there's nothing funny about the potential for accidents and injury caused by reckless driving, the Pasco Police were rather clever in their response to the just recent surge of speeders around town.

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