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Benton County Criminal Tax challenge
Benton County Criminal Tax challenge (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Complaint Against Criminal Justice Tax To Be Considered by Public Disclosure Commission

While some ballots are still being tabulated it appears the Benton County Criminal Justice tax has passed.    But it could potentially face a hurdle.

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More information released about triple homicide
More information released about triple homicide (KNDU-TV image)
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‘Person of Interest’ Jailed in Connection with Benton County Triple Homcide

Benton County Sheriffs officials say the person was picked up on an unrelated charge, but is being detained.

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Benton County justice center
(Benton county website)
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Group Files Complaint Over Proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax

Benton County Citizens for Efficient Criminal Justice claims various public officials have violated Washington law by allegedly using their publicly-elected positions to lobby for the proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax.

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Corrections officer fired, faces sexual misconduct charges
(Benton County website)
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Benton County Corrections Officer Fired, Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges

The 8-year veteran was terminated over charges of allegedly  having sex with a female inmate.

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Benton County justice center
(Benton County website)
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Juror in Benton County Murder Trial Dismissed for Using Cellphone

According to court officials, the juror used her cellphone to look up the definition of a certain word.

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8th district legislators seeking your opinions
(Washington state legislative website)
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Legislative Town Hall Meetings Saturday in Richland, Kennewick, West Richland — 8th District

On the heels of their recent telephone town hall in January,  8th legislative district officials plan to visit Benton County Saturday.

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New trial ordered for violent sex offender
(Benton County website)
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New Trial Ordered for Sexually Violent Predator in Benton County

A Superior Court Judge has set an October date for a trial to determine if a sexually violent predator should be released to the community.

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Sexual predator could be released Friday from Walla Walla State Pen
(Washington State Department of Corrections)
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Benton Co. Judge to Decide if Dangerous Sexual Predator Will Be Released

The Washington State Attorney General's office is attempting to block the pending release of a inmate who is described as a possible "sexually violent predator" (SVP).

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Black bear shot near Benton City Tuesday
(Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)
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Black Bear Shot at Benton City Winery

State game wardens had to shoot a bear Tuesday morning after it became increasingly menacing.

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Transient Sex Offender Reukoff
(Benton County Sheriffs Office)
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Alert! Transient Sex Offender Now Residing in Benton County

The Benton County Sheriff's Office and local police are alerting the public about a sex offender who is apparently homeless.

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