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Best Bookstores in the Pacific Northwest

Growing up in Washington one of my favorite birthday traditions was receiving a really cool book from my aunt purchased at The Bookworm on George Washington Way in Richland. Great independent bookstores are getting hard to find, but the Pacific Northwest still has a handful you should definitely know about.

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Iuliia Sokolovska
Iuliia Sokolovska
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Best Spring Break Ideas for Mid Columbia Families

Most school districts are holding spring break the first week of April. That means it's time to start planning and making your reservations! Here are 10 ideas if you're struggling:

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22 Washington Railroad Crossings deemed unsafe by officials
22 Washington Railroad Crossings deemed unsafe by officials (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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10 Railroad Crossings in Mid Columbia Deemed Unsafe

The Department of Ecology and the Utilities and Transportation Commission have released a report about the safety of railroad crossings in Washington state,  and the list is in the thousands when it comes to deficient crossings.

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Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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Foods Unique to the Pacific Northwest Every Tourist Must Try!

The South has BBQ and grits. Louisiana has beignets. Pennsylvania has scrapple, Maine has lobsters and Boston has chowder... what does the Northwest have? LOTS!

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See What Caused the Blue Bridge Backup! [VIDEO]

If you were forced to take the Cable Bridge instead of the Blue Bridge this morning, here's why:

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Evgeny Murtola
Evgeny Murtola
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Train Derails in West Virginia Causing Massive Explosion [VIDEO]

Train derailment causes massive explosion in West Virginia. The tanker cars were carrying crude oil, and a fireball shot into the air. No injuries were reported, though one person did suffer from breathing in the fumes. More strict regulations for transporting crude oil will probably be seen in future.

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Proposed 'New Driver' sticker
Proposed 'New Driver' sticker (Courtesy KING-5 TV Facebook - Northwest Cable News)
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Proposed Bill Would Require WA Teens to Have a “New Driver” Sticker on Their Vehicle

Some say it's a good idea, others say it's degrading.

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Travel Leaders Tri Cities
Travel Leaders Tri Cities (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Travel Leaders Takes you to India This Week – Listen To Show Here [AUDIO]

It's still Wave Season, the time to plan your ideal vacation or getaway with Travel Leaders and Newstalk 870.   This week, we're exploring India!

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Travel Leaders Tri-Cities
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Listen to Travel Leaders Tri-Cities Show – We Go On a Norwegian Cruise Lines Trip! [AUDIO]

It's a near year, and a chance to get some great travel opportunities!

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