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Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan
Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Plan Would Squeeze Mid Columbia Ag Companies

Gov. Jay Inslee is intent on fighting global warming and has proposed a enormous $12 billion plan to battle pollution and would "punish" the top 130 entities his experts say are pumping carbon into the atmosphere

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Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof
Judge rules against Yakima dairy, despite no specific pollution proof (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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Federal Judge Rules Yakima Dairy Guilty of Underground Pollution – Without Concrete Evidence

The lawsuit is one of several filed against Yakima Valley area dairies, and was filed without  any definite evidence showing the dairy was directly responsible for high nitrate levels found in the area.

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EPA celebrates Earth Day with five-city jet tour
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EPA Chief “Celebrates” Earth Day with Five City Jet-Setting Tour

Rather ironic to send a public official to five different cities by spewing forth jet exhaust all over the East Coast.

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Rush to ethanol destroying land, creating pollution
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Ethanol Production Destroying Millions of Acres of Land And Creating Pollution, Say Experts

Some call it the "dirty secret" of Obama's push for alternative fuels.

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Algae explosion affecting irrigation customers
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Losing Irrigation Pressure? Thank The Department Of Ecology

The blistering heat in the Mid-Columbia has brought with it more than just sun burns.

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Tri-City News Roundup

Missed the on-air news cast? Here are the top stories from the day.

Source: Tri-City Herald
Pasco man charged with vehicle assault
A Pasco man is in jail on suspicion of vehicular assault after trying to pass a car and causing a two-car accident Wednesday afternoon, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reported. 27-year-old Paulin Balderas Ochoa in a 1997 Mercury Sable allegedly str

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