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Richland waitress accused of theft against elderly man
Richland waitress accused of theft against elderly man (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Richland Waitress Accused of Stealing From Elderly Man

A 48-year-old Richland woman is facing theft charges after authorities discovered she'd been stealing money from an elderly man who suffers from dementia and other disorders.

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And The Highest Paying Job of 2015 Is…

If you're looking to change careers, here's one you may want to take into consideration.

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Federal money coming to battle Mid-Columbia drug trafficking
Federal money coming to battle Mid-Columbia drug trafficking (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Federal Money Coming to Mid-Columbia to Fight Drug Trafficking

The Federal Office of Drug Control Policy announced Monday $13.4 million dollars will be sent to 28 different areas of the country to help fight drug trafficking. These areas are called HIDTA, or High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas - and we are considered one of them.

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Still no progress on budget
Still no progress on budget (Washington state legislative website)
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Budget Shutdown Could Have Ripple Effect Across State

If legislators fail to reach a budget agreement and it's not signed before 12:01 am July 1st, there could be repercussions beyond the estimated 26,000 state workers who would be furloughed.

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D. B. Cooper
D. B. Cooper (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Fbi/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Man Searching for D.B. Coopers Parachute Money Nearly Dies in Accident

A former Navy SEAL nearly met the same fate as some historians believe met the mysterious D.B. Cooper when he jumped out of a Boeing 727 airliner in darkness between Portland and Seattle in 1971.

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Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax
Group promises legal action if legislature approves capital gains tax (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Group Warns of Lawsuit if New State Budget Includes Capital Gains Tax

Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.

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Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees
Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Richland, Pasco Schools Contributed Thousands to McCleary Legal Fees

A recent report by the Washington Policy Center has asked the thorny question if public school district money was given to help cover legal fees from the McCleary Education lawsuit.  Turns out, it appears so, and two of our three Tri-City Districts pitched in.

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$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase'
$15 wage supporters ignore business closings as blase' (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Supporters Ok with Restaurant Failures, Says Report

Now that Seattle is becoming familiar with more restaurants and businesses closing due to the looming $15 minimum wage issue, a number of liberal bloggers and supporters of the idea are blithely tossing closures off as if they were nothing.

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Auditor now accused of using "stolen" money to pay for attorney
Auditor now accused of using "stolen" money to pay for attorney (Washington state auditor's office)
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State Auditor Paid For Attorney With Stolen Money, Say Feds

The situation for embattled Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley just keeps snowballing for the worse.

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Employee with long-term ties to embattled auditor fired
Employee with long-term ties to embattled auditor fired (Washington state legislative website)
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State Fires Employee with Long Ties to Embattled Auditor

Although he has not been charged with any wrongdoing, a "satellite" employee of the Washington State Auditor's office has been fired.

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