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Kennewick police seeking driver who slammed into home garage door
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Kennewick Hit-and-Run Driver Takes Out Garage Door – Police Looking for White Truck

Kennewick police are searching for the driver of a full-size late model white truck that plowed into a garage door March 14.

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Target Zero DUI campaign includes extra St. Patricks Day patrols
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Drinking & Driving St. Patty’s Weekend Will Cost You Lots of ‘Green’ From DUI Emphasis Patrols

St. Patrick's Day is one of the most heavily-monitored holidays when it comes to DUI patrols.

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Stolen Camaro recovered thanks to OnStar
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‘OnStar’ Helps Oregon Police Catch Stupid Camaro Thief!

Baker City, Oregon, police report a 46-year-old car thief broke into the Baker Garage auto dealership, and made off with a brand new 2013 Chevy Camaro.

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Maybe they should have hidden it inside a hay bale like these guys.
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Yakima Man Busted With $30,000 Worth of Marijuana in His Trunk

A Yakima man is in the Klamath County Jail facing multiple charges after a late-Thursday traffic stop yielded 13 pounds of marijuana. 29-year old Samuel Alcalan and 27-year-old Mario Serrano-Lopez of Wapato (plus a female passenger) were headed north on Highway 97 when Oregon State Troopers stopped Alcalan for a traffic violation

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Tanker truck after being hit by train off Highway 730
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Train Hits Semi-Truck Loaded with Jet Fuel Near Irrigon – Driver Escapes Serious Injury

The Oregon State Patrol reports a semi-truck loaded with 10,000 gallons of jet fuel was hit by a train on Highway 730, which runs from Irrigon alongside the Oregon side of the Columbia River, then up into Washington and connects with Washington Highway 12 at the Wallula Junction.

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Artist Conception of New Red Mountain Interchange Project
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Gas Tax Hike Would Help Fund Red Mountain Interchange – Is It Necessary? [POLL]

Newstalk 870 reported earlier this week the Washington State Transportation Committee was going to push for a 10-cent gasoline-tax hike at the pump.

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State Transportation Committee wants another gas tax hike
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10-Cent Gas-Tax Hike Proposed by Washington Legislature

If approved, gas prices could climb even higher.

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TSA doesn't return your money if you leave it at the checkpoint
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TSA Pockets Over $500,000 In Change Left by Travelers at Security Gates!

The TSA has been taking your money!

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes 2-Day Trip Through LA Streets To Its Final Destination
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Nine Ways to Travel, Ranked By Safety . . . From Walking and Planes, to Motorcycles and the Space Shuttle:

Here's a new list that ranks nine types of travel from least safe to most safe, based on the number of deaths for every one billion miles traveled.  Motorcycles are the least safe, below walking and cycling.  Trains are the safest, just ahead of buses and airplanes.

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Airbus removes litium-ion batteries from it's aircraft
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Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Safe? Boeing 787 Uses Same Technology as Hybrid Chevy Volt and Others

Friday, Airbus announced they were dropping use of new lithium-ion batteries for its A350 airliner following battery issues in Boeing 787 Dreamliners. 

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