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Safety of pot stores to be addressed by state officials tuesday
Safety of pot stores to be addressed by state officials tuesday (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Safety Around Pot Stores to Be Addressed Tuesday by State Officials

WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other state officials are holding a press conference Tuesday to address a growing public concern.

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Northwest legislator wants answers on whistleblower firings.
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Legislators Demand Investigation into Firings of Whistleblowers at Hanford

One is a coincidence, but is two a conspiracy? One legislator wants answers.

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How would you like your hand in there!
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Oregon Meat Company Fined After Worker’s Hand Pulled Into Tenderizing Machine!

Turns out, the safety guard was never installed on the machine.

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911, 12 Years Later – Record Numbers of Us Say We Feel Less Safe

The number of Americans who say they feel less safe than before 911 is at an all-time high.

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Did Tri-Cities make list of safest driving cities?
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Allstate Insurance Rates “Best Driving” Cities – Did Tri-Cities Make the List?

Some cities in the Pacific Northwest made Allstate's list of best or safest driving cities.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes 2-Day Trip Through LA Streets To Its Final Destination
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Nine Ways to Travel, Ranked By Safety . . . From Walking and Planes, to Motorcycles and the Space Shuttle:

Here's a new list that ranks nine types of travel from least safe to most safe, based on the number of deaths for every one billion miles traveled.  Motorcycles are the least safe, below walking and cycling.  Trains are the safest, just ahead of buses and airplanes.

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TSA Firing 25 Workers, but Not Because of That Horrible Security Report or All the Stealing

According to reports from the Transportation Security Administration, the agency plans to clean a little house at the Newark International Airport by firing 25 employees and suspending 19 others for alleged misconduct.

In a seemingly related pair of stories, a recent internal TSA investigation revealed frequent security failures, while an ABC News story investigated rampant theft at the TSA.

However, both of these things have nothing to do with the 25 firings, according to the TSA.

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Federal Campaign started to prevent children being left in cars
ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 17: Reginald McKinnon wipes away tears after talking about his daughter's death from hyperthermia during a news conference to launch the "Look Before You Lock" campaign against leaving children inside parked cars. In 2010, McKinnon accidentially left his 17-month-old daughter in his car while he went to work and she died from hyperthermia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Experts Say Technology Can’t Keep Parents From Leaving Children in Hot Vehicles

With the recent rash this summer of child and infant fatalities from being left in hot vehicles, numerous technology devices have come out claiming to help parents "remember."

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Hermiston High School Stadium’s FAIL

Hermiston High School’s bleachers have been closed indefinitely after a safety inspector failed to find anything in compliance with modern safety standards.

According to a press release from the Hermiston School District, a report by a landscape architect investigating cracks in the high school’s track concluded, “The bleachers surprised us the most

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Health And Safety Expo at TRAC
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Health And Safety Expo At TRAC (Slide Show)

Townsquare Media (Newstalk 870, 97.5 KOOL FM, 102.7KORD, 97Rock, and 98.3 The Key)  were proud to be a part of the Health and Safety Expo this week at TRAC. 

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