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Possibly, no more pokey Oregon drivers (VCG via Getty Images)
Possibly, no more pokey Oregon drivers (VCG via Getty Images)
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Holding Up Freeway Traffic in Left Lane? Oregon Now Might Fine You $250

Oregon's not exactly known as the land of great drivers, at least when it comes to NOT driving like a snail. In fact, a report from Progressive Insurance's Snapshot program shows Beaver state drivers are among the pokiest in America. But the legislature might be prodding them along.

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Hotels trying to make money of eclipse tourists cancelling reservations, raising prices (Getty Images)
Hotels trying to make money of eclipse tourists cancelling reservations, raising prices (Getty Images)
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Are Oregon Hotels Gouging Consumers With Sky-High ‘Eclipse’ Rates?

So, you booked a room several months or weeks ago, or even in late 2016, because you knew Oregon was going to be the best place to view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse coming in August. But then you find out the hotel cancelled your reservation, and now wants $500, $800, even $1,000 more for the room. Is that legal?!?

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LMS 6399 Fury, S. R. Gaiger/Getty Images
LMS 6399 Fury, S. R. Gaiger/Getty Images
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Take Your Kids Riding the Rails on a Historic Train [SPRING BREAK IDEA]

Relish in Mid-Columbian history by taking a ride on one of the historical steam locomotives in our area!

Category: Travel, Tri-Cities News
Roundabout at 4th and Kellogg, one of two in pilot program getting speed bumps (Google Street View)
Roundabout at 4th and Kellogg, one of two in pilot program getting speed bumps (Google Street View)
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Accidents Prompt Installation of Speed Bumps In Kennewick Roundabouts

We've reported on numerous accidents involving the roundabouts in Kennewick, including one recently on Kellogg where a driver going 80 mph went THROUGH and over the one at 4th. Now, the city is taking action.

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Maybe yours aren't THIS long like these rally tires, but either way, they gotta be off 3-31  (Getty Images)
Maybe yours aren't THIS long like these rally tires, but either way, they gotta be off 3-31 (Getty Images)
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Washington,Oregon Studded Tire Season Ends Friday, March 31

Despite the horrible winter, and following heavy rain and crummy weather, Oregon and Washington officials say there's no reason to extend the studded tire season any longer. The same for our state, according to the WSDOT.

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Eight Killed, Many Missing After Major Washington State Mudslide
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15 Reasons You Should Never EVER Move To Washington

Bordering on isolationist, the longer Washingtonians live here the more it is understood that a certain level of unbridled enthusiasm for first time visitors MUST be tempered with realization that y'all ain't moving here...

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Oxford Punting
Getty Images Oxford Punting
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NO Columbia River Boating Until You Read This

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a statement from their office in Portland, Oregon, is advising recreational boaters and commercial mariners that recent high water levels may be concealing some pile dikes on the Columbia River...

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Stacy Lee
Stacy Lee
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Watch Snoqualmie Falls Rage After Rapid Snow Melt Spring 2017

The winter of 2016-2017 has been epic as far as weather goes above average snow fall and rain and rapid snow melt has made Snoqualmie Falls show mother natures full fury! I shot this video March 18th 2017.

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Category: Newsletter, Travel, Videos
Car vs Fence in Pasco (Dave Allen-Pasco police)
Car vs Fence in Pasco (Dave Allen-Pasco police)
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Pasco Rollover Car Had Dealer Plates, Is Somebody Losing Job at Car Lot?

Police are still investigating a dramatic rollover accident behind Monad Federal Credit Union in Pasco from Thursday.

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Accident area near Electric City (Google Earth)
Accident area near Electric City (Google Earth)
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Drunk Driver Thrown From Vehicle, Killed Near Grand Coulee Dam

Grant County Sherriff's say the 23-year-old man was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected around 2am Wednesday morning.

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