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B-17 among several coming to Bergstrom Aircraft (Townsquare Media)
B-17 among several coming to Bergstrom Aircraft (Townsquare Media)
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World War II is Coming to Bergstrom Aircraft June 24-26

They almost darkened the skies over Germany, others buzzed over the jungle treetops in the Pacific. And they're coming to Bergstrom Aircraft at the Pasco Airport soon.

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(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
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Did You Know Swimming Rhinos Used to Be Native to Umatilla?

I saw something today that blew my mind. Aquatic rhinos used to live in the Umatilla County area when the region was a swamp.

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Halloween pumpkins
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The Spooky Origins of Halloween — 10 Strange, Fun Facts About Witches, Pumpkins, Bonfires & More

The roots of our spookiest holiday's traditions—from pumpkins to trick-or-treating—run deep, their origins reaching back thousands of years to pre-Christian pagan festivals and superstitions.

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Ingus Bajars, Thinkstock
Ingus Bajars, Thinkstock
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Today I Learned: Most Deadly Avalanche in U.S. History Was in Washington

On March 1, 1910 an avalanche half a mile long and quarter-mile wide slid down a slope in the Cascade Mountains not far from Stevens Pass Ski Area and knocked two trains off the tracks.

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Proposed Manhattan National Park project seeking public input
Proposed Manhattan National Park project seeking public input (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Feds Want Your Comments On Manhattan National Historical Park

The direction of the proposed Manhattan National Park Project at Hanford is going to be guided by comments from citizens, including you!

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Indian tribe demands return of Kennewick Man for burial purposes
Indian tribe demands return of Kennewick Man for burial purposes (Townsquare Media image)
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Native American Tribes Demand Return, ‘Reburial’ of Kennewick Man

On the heels of news that DNA testing as shown the skeleton known as "Kennewick Man" to be a Native American, the Yakama Tribe issued a statement Thursday demanding his return to the tribe, for the purpose of re-burial.

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Pasco Naval Air Station In World War 2
Pasco Naval Air Station In World War 2 (Bergstrom Aircraft, Franklin County Historical Society)
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Don’t Miss WWII Historic Aircraft Event at Bergstrom June 13th! [PICTURES]

This is the family-friendly chance of a lifetime to see some classic World War II aircraft, and help preserve history at the same time.  The Warbird-Fly-In is coming to Bergstrom Aircraft at the Pasco Airport June 13th.

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Bartek Szewczyk
Bartek Szewczyk
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Hermiston Librarian Is a Hero! — This Strange Story Will Melt Your Heart

A New Hampshire woman named Lisa Merrifield graduated from Hermiston High School in 1987. Her mother bought her a class ring and necklace. In the early 1990s the ring was in a purse stolen out of her car while she played softball. That was the end of the story until Super Librarian got a call...

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SullenToys.com, YouTube
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Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech [VIDEO]

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in which we're reminded about the late speaker's quest for civil rights equality.

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eBay
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15 Musical Christmas Gifts Everyone Got In the ’80s and ’90s

Back when Amazon was just a rainforest and the word "iPod" sounded like a one-man spacecraft, people still got musical gifts for Christmas.

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