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Texas law will require seat belts on buses (Getty Images)
Texas law will require seat belts on buses (Getty Images)
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New Texas Law Requires School Bus Seat Belts-Should WA?

Texas has begun to put in motion a new law that requires school buses to be fitted with shoulder-lap belts for school buses. This move came after a fatal crash that killed a student in 2006, another in 2007 and two in 2015.

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Richland PD Remind Us About Back to School Safety [VIDEO]

This message is a very important reminder about driving safely now that kids are back in school. Way to go Richland Pd. The video is a little hard to hear by the way...

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Rules for school buses, not that different from transit (Getty Images)
Rules for school buses, not that different from transit (Getty Images)
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Is There A Difference Between Driving-Passing Rules For School vs. Transit Buses?

School will be starting the final week of August all over the Mid-Columbia, and it's time to refresh those rules for how to driver near, and stop for, school buses. Some are very different, but others are the same.

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Pasco police holding Internet Safety Night for kids August 30 (Getty Images)
Pasco police holding Internet Safety Night for kids August 30 (Getty Images)
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Are YOUR Kids Safe Online? Pasco Police Holding Internet Safety Night Event

We've seen some recent stories about predators and criminals who've preyed upon not only adults, but children in our area. The recent huge pedophile sting, Net Nanny, that busted 26 would-be sex offenders, is an example. Police say similar operations all over the country are grabbing adults who seek to cause harm to children. There are now, more than ever, dangers for children and teens online.

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Bill would require traffic cameras on school buses (Getty Images)
Bill would require traffic cameras on school buses (Getty Images)
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Should School Buses Be Equipped With Cameras To Bust Unsafe Drivers?

Washington legislators are looking over a bill that would not only require all school buses to have seat belts by 2018, but ALSO put automated traffic cameras on board to bust drivers who 'blow by' buses.

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School bus accident (Newstalk file photo)
School bus accident (Newstalk file photo)
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Proposed Bill Would Require Seat Belts-Shoulder Harness on WA School Buses

Experts call it the 'dryer' effect, what happens to children in the event of a school buss rover or tip over accident.

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Some legislators want seat belts on buses (Getty Images)
Some legislators want seat belts on buses (Getty Images)
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WA Legislature Considering Mandating Seat Belts on School Buses

The Washington State Senate is debating whether to pass Senate Bill (SB) 5054, which would put seat belts on all public and private school buses. A hearing was held before the Senate Transportation Committee January 25th, but no action taken yet.

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What to look for when renting an apartment (Getty Images)
What to look for when renting an apartment (Getty Images)
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7 Things You Must Do When Renting an Apartment

We haven't been watching too many episodes of Criminal Minds, these are just good safety tips to consider when renting or looking at renting an apartment. With the Tri-Cities having a bit of a housing shortage when it comes to homes, renting becoming an option for many.

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Showdown over safety leads to Hanford work stoppage (Department of Energy)
Showdown over safety leads to Hanford work stoppage (Department of Energy)
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Hanford Showdown over Vapor Safety Leads to Work Stoppage

Citing what they say is the "absolute failure" of Washington River Protection Services (WRPS) to adequately address vapor health issues at the Hanford Tank Farms, a major union has brought work to a standstill.

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Hanford union says they're being blackballed over safety concerns at Tank Farm (Oregon.gov)
Hanford union says they're being blackballed over safety concerns at Tank Farm (Oregon.gov)
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Is Union Being Blackballed For Insisting on Safety at Hanford Tank Farm?

A Hanford pipefitters union believes they are being blackballed, or passed over when it comes to contracts, because they are insisting their workers wear protective gear at all times when working near the Hanford tank farms. This image shows the double-shell storage tanks under construction at Hanford in the 1960's.

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