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First scandal surfaces in 4th District Campaign
First scandal surfaces in 4th District Campaign (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Newhouse Campaign Official Fined for Violations By State Ethics Commission

The Washington State Executive Ethics board says there's "reasonable cause" behind allegations that the Grant County Chairman of the Dan Newhouse campaign, who is also the Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission,  committed ethics violations this summer.   The violations stem from using state potato commission resources to help the campaign.  And there's more.

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What’s Your Favorite Scene in John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

My favorite horror movie, "The Thing," came out in 1982 the same day as "Blade Runner" and the same week as "E.T." -- so it's easy to see why it got lost in the shuffle. Today it's a cult classic. I've watched it a dozen times or more. For 1980s monster/alien gore, few films are better. What's your favorite scene?

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Thinkstock
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Where in Tri-Cities Is Haunted? I’ll Go and Film It! [SURVEY]

For some Halloween fun I want to visit haunted places around the Mid Columbia. I'll turn my video camera on, stick it in my pocket and go "ghosthunter"! But first I need to know where to go. That's where you come in.

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Candidate forum coming Wednesday September 24th.
Candidate forum coming Wednesday September 24th. (City of Kennewick)
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Didier, Newhouse to Square Off in Candidate Forum Next Week in Kennewick

Next Wednesday, September 24th, the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the "4th. Congressional District Candidates Forum".

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Senator Cantwell wants to bully NFL into changing Redskins name
Senator Cantwell wants to bully NFL into changing Redskins name (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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WA Senator Pushing Outrageous Bill to Force NFL Redkins to Change Name

It will be interesting to see how far this bill goes, especially against the powerful NFL.

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Andrey Kordovsky
Andrey Kordovsky
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Most Kids See Pornography by 11 — It’s Never Too Early to Talk to Them About It

Tri-Cities resident Kristen Jenson wrote a book "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" about how to talk to your kids about pornography. Kids surfing online with smart phones and tablets are seeing their first pornographic images by accident earlier and earlier. Jenson offers tips about how to prepare your kids for these accidents and how to talk to them about the confusing feelings they experience if they see graphic images.

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Police security bill dumped on taxpayers in Seattle
Police security bill dumped on taxpayers in Seattle (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Seattle Taxpayers Stuck with $40K Security Bill From Obama’s July Visit

Even the Seattle Times noted,  the visit by the President was "purely political."

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4th. District Race starting to mirror others across America
4th. District Race starting to mirror others across America (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Didier, Newhouse Race Starting to Mirror Others Across America

Make of it what you will, but based upon recent endorsements of the two 4th. District Congressional candidates,  our House race is looking very much like others across the country.

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Labor and Industries poking nose into WHL
Labor and Industries poking nose into WHL (John Allen photography)
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Dept. of Labor & Industries Investigating WHL Teams for Possible Child Labor Law Violations

Ever since we legalized marijuana, strange things have been happening in our state.  Now, Labor and Industries is snooping around the Spokane Chiefs, Everett Silvertips, Seattle Thunderbirds and Tri-City Americans.

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Jim Florea
Jim Florea
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Check Out 20 Surprising Uses for Vaseline + New Packaging!

Everyone I know has Vaseline and uses it for one or two purposes. Did you know there are over 20 different uses for the stuff? The manufacturers are helping you discover some of them by releasing new variations of their classic product in new packages. Here are some different ways to use Vaseline that will rock your world: 

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