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Benton County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus
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EPA Regulations Making Mid Columbia Mosquito Control Difficult

The Benton County Mosquito Control District is asking for public help in their battle vs. mosquitos and West Nile virus.

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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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Ridiculously High Record Temperatures Felt in the Columbia Basin

Yesterday at 5 p.m. it was 103 in the shade at my home in Kennewick. According to the local news it was only two degrees from breaking the record set in 1990. I looked out in my yard and the squirrels were so hot they couldn’t even move.

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It’s Pool Party Time! [VIDEO]

Summertime is here and it is always fun to invite your friends over for a pool party to enjoy the great weather and relax and let the water wash your worries away.

Every once in awhile though you do end up with an uninvited guest

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Dust Devils First Pitch Contest
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First Pitch Contest – Take the Hill With the Dust Devils This Friday

Want to throw out the first pitch this Friday for the Tri-City Dust Devils?  You can with Newstalk 870!

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west nile virus found in franklin county
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West Nile Virus Found in Franklin County Mosquitoes

The Benton-Franklin Health Department has found West Nile Virus in mosquitoes, the first such discovery this year in Washington State.

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BBQing On The Mighty Columbia

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I went boating on the Columbia & Snake rivers. The weather was perfect and I found the perfect river BBQ food.

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Wildfire Season Hits Pacific Northwest – The Dalles – Are You Ready? (VIDEO)

Colorado isn't the only place suffering from wildfires this summer.  66 homes have been burned in a blaze in Idaho, and one close to home near the Dalles.

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Stacy Lee’s Favorite Cars From Cool Desert Nights [PHOTOS]

I went to the show and shine Saturday at the Uptown in Richland to check out the hundreds of custom and classic cars that were a part of the 2012 Cool Desert Nights event. I took pictures of my favorites

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Are Hot Dogs Still an American Favorite? – Survey of the Day

July is National Hot Dog month, which makes sense since patriotic folks barbecue an estimated 150 million franks on July 4th alone. But a recent survey from organic meat producer Applegate suggests that the hot dog’s status as an American staple could be in jeopardy.

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