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Christian Delbert
Christian Delbert
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See the Crazy, Confusing Reason Columbia River Water Can’t Be Used in Drought

After the drought left farmers and homeowners frustrated last summer many wondered why we couldn't pull more water out of the Columbia River. A news analysis of proposed bills gives a disturbing insight into the process.

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(Photo KNDU)
(Photo KNDU)
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Coroner Needs Help Identifying Body Found In River

The Franklin County Coroner needs your help identifying a man whose body was found in the Columbia River near Two Rivers Park in Finley on Saturday.

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BartekSzewczyk
BartekSzewczyk
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Best Places to Swim in the River

I see a lot of people swimming next to the boat ramps in Columbia Park and Howard Amon, but those places are kind of gross. Here are the four best family beaches for swimming in the river:

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moodboard
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Local Man Beats Feds Over Columbia River Island Access

Bradley Miltenberger of Echo, Oregon, (below Hermiston) drove up to Yakima three times to attend federal court and fight a $125 ticket. His gas and food probably cost more than that, but it was the principle of the thing. And he won.

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Maegan Murray
Maegan Murray
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Do You Swim in the Columbia River? [POLL]

We had a boat race party this last weekend and everybody was in the river -- well, almost everybody. Those that weren't kept saying, "I can't believe they're swimming in that river! I'd NEVER swim in that river!" What about you?

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M/V Forus after being retrieved from Columbia
(Washington State Attorney General's Office)
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Portland Man Faces Charges, Fines for Sunken Fishing Trawler Near Finley

It's been months since the M/V Forus went to the bottom of the Columbia River near Finley,   now the owner is facing environmental charges and hefty fine.

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Important Columbia River management meeting coming to Pasco May 7
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Your Input Sought on Future Management of Columbia River May 7

The future of the Columbia River Treaty between the U.S. and Canada will be the subject of 14 public meetings to be held around the Pacific Northwest starting April 10 in Spokane. A session in Pasco is scheduled for May 7.

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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler coming to Tri-Cities
(Courtesy of Portland Spirit website)
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Historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheel Ship Coming To Tri-Cities in April

A chance to experience river travel as it was done a century ago.

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Flickr, Bruce Cohen
Flickr, Bruce Cohen
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So Much for a White Christmas in the Tri-Cities!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous Monday afternoon. I took my daughter down to the river to throw rocks in and I just couldn't muster sadness for the lack of snow. If you can't have a white Christmas, the next best thing is a beautiful, sunny Christmas in the Mid-Columbia!

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Amazon, Two Headed Curly Serpent
Amazon, Two Headed Curly Serpent
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Cool Photos of Summer Inflatables for Kids

Blowup those toys and relax in the water during the remainder of these next few Summer months.

Here are some of the best and weirdest inflatables for you and the whole family!
1. Intex Sea Turtle Ride On

 

 

For $21.50, this giant Turtle provides fun filled water entertainment for kids ages 3 and older.   With large air chambers and durible handles, you are guaranteed not to be worrying about a cheaply made product.  So throw out that old inflatable ring and jump on this life size water creature!

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