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USA Today report claims thousands of water systems with too much lead across U.S. (Getty Images)
USA Today report claims thousands of water systems with too much lead across U.S. (Getty Images)
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Report Claims Excessive Lead in Many WA Water Systems, Two in Franklin County

We've heard so much about the Flint, Michigan water woes, where lead from old, decaying water pipes has rendered the city water undrinkable. Now, USA Today as released a report claiming some 2,000 other water systems across the county have lead levels that exceed the EPA 'safe' standards, including several dozen in our state.

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Franklin County 2015 crime rates rose 17% (Townsquare Media Megan Murray)
Franklin County 2015 crime rates rose 17% (Townsquare Media Megan Murray)
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Franklin County Crime Rates Rise 17 Percent in 2015

Compared with those from 2014, authorities are seeing upticks in drug related and property destruction cases.

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Franklin County preparing permanent pot ban
Franklin County preparing permanent pot ban (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Economics Cited for Another Franklin County Pot Moratorium – Permanent Ban in Works

The Franklin County Commissioners have approved another six-month moratorium on all marijuana-related business in the county, but for reasons that might surprise some.

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Zambrano Shooting Inquest May Be Moved to Different County

Due to difficulty in finding an suitable courtroom or venue to hold the Coroner's Inquest, Dan Blasdell says it may be moved outside Franklin County.

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Franklin County Jail, WSP Trooper, Cleared in Wrongful Death Suit

According to the Washington State Attorney General's office, there was no wrongdoing or excessive force involved in the death of a Kennewick man in February at the Franklin County Jail.

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Franklin County coroner fully plans on inquest
Franklin County coroner fully plans on inquest (Franklin County)
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Franklin County Coroner Bent on Inquest in Zambrano Case

Despite some rumblings from other county officials, Dan Blasdel says he still believes a coroner's inquest is necessary in the February shooting of Antonio Zambrano in Pasco.

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Franklin County corrections officer hit with charges by Attorney General
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Franklin County Corrections Officer Hit with Sexual Misconduct Charges

Washington State Attorney General files 2 counts of custodial sexual misconduct against the jail employee.

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(Courtesy KNDU-TV- Franklin County Jail)
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Authorities Seeking Motive Behind Suspects Setting Multiple Weekend Fires in Franklin County

Four suspects, two men and two women, are in the Franklin County jail. (Photo courtesy KNDU-TV).

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Franklin County Jail Officer Accused of Having Sex with Inmate For Razor Use

The accused corrections officer has resigned.

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Senator Mike Lee coming to Franklin County
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Noted Senator Mike Lee to Speak At Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner March 21st.

The Franklin County Republicans are staging their annual Lincoln Day Dinner, and the guest speaker carries a lot of national attention.

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