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Franklin county historical society (Ralph Smith Collection)
Franklin county historical society (Ralph Smith Collection)
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This Famous Astronomer Viewed Eclipse in Pasco Over 115 Years Ago

For the first time in 100 years, the solar eclipse Monday will cover the entire U.S. coast to coast. But it's not the first time people studied it.

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Theft suspect also wanted for stealing an RV in 2016 (Crime Stoppers-Facebook)
Theft suspect also wanted for stealing an RV in 2016 (Crime Stoppers-Facebook)
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Kennewick Glasses Theft Suspect Also Wanted for 2016 RV Theft

One of two suspects sought in the theft of some eyeglass frames from a Kennewick optometry shop recently is apparently also sought in connection with the alleged theft of an RV in 2016 from Benton City.

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Remarkable image of bridge twisting just prior to it's collapse November 7, 1940 (Getty Images)
Remarkable image of bridge twisting just prior to it's collapse November 7, 1940 (Getty Images)
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Nov. 7 Is Anniversary of HUGE Washington State Bridge Collapse-VIDEO

Unless you pay close attention to history, you might not be aware that one of the biggest bridge collapses in history happened 76 years ago, November 7th, in Washington state. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which linked the city to the Kitsap Peninsula, flew apart under high winds on this day in 1940. This picture, shot just before the collapse, shows the 'ripple' in the deck as the bridge was fluttering.

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Micah Engum via Facebook
Micah Engum via Facebook
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Discovery Under Oregon Reservoir Perplexes History Experts

Pendleton resident Micah Engum was exploring the McKay Reservoir earlier this month when the water line was exceedingly low. He found something not recorded on any map.

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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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