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Richland Plans for Kadlec Growth – Hospital Is City’s Largest Employer + No. 4 in Tri-Cities

$140 million went from Kadlec Health Systems to Tri-Cities families last year.

That's up from Kadlec's $30 million payroll just 11 years ago when it employed 740 people. Today it employs about 2,200 people -- the most in Richland's "business district" and the No. 4 largest private employer in the Tri-Cities. That's according to the City of Richland, which is doing everything it can to help Kadlec continue to grow.

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North Koreans Among Many Killed in Iranian Nuclear Site Explosion

You haven't heard much about this from the White House, but apparently Iran is pretty close to building a nuclear bomb -- at least it was until a large explosion Jan. 21.

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Kennewick Police Searching for Mailbox Bombers – Numerous Incidents Reported

Kennewick police are warning residents a number of mailboxes have been blown apart by what are called "Draino bombs."

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Navy test claims new uniforms are flammable!
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Shocking Report Finds New Navy Personnel Uniforms Are Highly Flammable

You may remember years ago when the clothing industry had to redesign many of the fabrics used to make children's pajamas so they would not be flammable.

Now, Stars and Stripes is reporting the new working uniforms for Navy men and women will burn to a melted mess in a matter of seconds if exposed to flame!

The publication reported this week:
Navy working uniforms are extremely flammable and will melt in a fire, putting sailors at risk... The n

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The big winners-and losers-in tech for 2012
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Technology 2012 Winners and Losers Include Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and More

As we get ready to ring in the new year, we look back at who won, and lost big-time in 2012.   Where did Facebook land?  Groupon? Ever heard of LinkedIn?  You will.

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Homeland Security Developing Underwater Drones Shaped Like Fish & Beetles!

Some remarkable drones are being developed and actively tested.

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The Grant Museum Of Zoology Houses A Collection Of Weird And Wonderful Artefacts
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Just In Time For Halloween, Here’s A Creepy Science Video About Brains

It's Halloween in just a few short days, and that means a lot of brains: Frankenstein monsters looking for them, zombies munching on them, aliens exposing them in creepy experiments. But how much do we know about the brain? Could we survive getting them eaten? Do we need them at all? So here's a video explaining a bit about the brain, and whether a "no-brainer" exists

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Italian scientists charged with manslaughter
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Scientists Given Jail Time for ‘Failing to Predict’ Italian Earthquake [POLL]

Think the trial lawyer ads on TV about medical lawsuits are insane? Now it's gone up a notch.

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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NASA Space Lander Crashes On Test Flight
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NASA Space Lander Crashes, Blows Up During Test Flight [VIDEO]

Part of the process of exploration and learning is trial and error.

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