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EPA air quality Thursday morning (EPA website)
EPA air quality Thursday morning (EPA website)
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Here’s Where to Go to See How Our Air Quality is Doing

 

The EPA has an air quality website, that provides quick and easy information about how bad, or good, our air is. Give the smoke and fires, they're probably getting record numbers of hits.

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Alexey Klementiev
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Farmer’s Almanac Says We’ll Get Thunderstorms This Month

If we do get any lightning, let's hope there's enough rain on top of it!

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac:

Sep 8-14: Isolated t-storms, warm; Sep 15-22: Sunny, cool; Sep 23-30: Sunny north, t-storms south; warm

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Tri-City Schools need bus drivers (Getty Images)
Tri-City Schools need bus drivers (Getty Images)
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Tri-City Schools Face Dire Shortage of Bus Drivers–Permanent and Temp

Whether you're looking for temporary or substitute work, or a permanent gig, Richland, Pasco and Kennewick want to know if you've got a good driving record. If so, they need you!

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The number of accidents, and risks taken by drivers in our area has skyrocketed (Pasco police)
The number of accidents, and risks taken by drivers in our area has skyrocketed (Pasco police)
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Have you Seen New ‘Tri-Cities Crappy Drivers’ Facebook Page? Hilarious!

It happens in most communities that grow, it's often a by-product of economic boom and expansion...we're talking of course about crappy drivers.

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Hot, dry smoky heat could break records (Townsquare media)
Hot, dry smoky heat could break records (Townsquare media)
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We’re Likely to Break The Record for Consecutive 100 Degree Days, Say Experts

With the incessant heat dragging on, people are starting to wonder. Ok, living in the Tri-Cities we're used to dry hot weather. But will we break the record for consecutive days at or over 100 degrees?

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The roundabout at 4th and Union Street, Kennewick, seen from above (Google Earth)
The roundabout at 4th and Union Street, Kennewick, seen from above (Google Earth)
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Roundabouts Reduce Traffic Accident Rates By HOW Much?

Roundabouts. Kennewick and the Tri-Cities are the capital of these Euro-traffic inventions. Some love them, others hate them, but according to a new study, they do reduce accidents.

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Post-Flare Loops Erupt From Suns Surface
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WARNING! BIG Week of Heat Coming to Columbia Basin

We're used to hot weather in the Mid-Columbia, but here comes the first real big heat wave.

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Greg DeLange
Greg DeLange
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Blast From the Past! Look at These Boat Race Pics From 1968!!!

The year was 1968, check out some of these cool pages from the Atomic cup program.

Most suspects lodged in Benton County jail, awaiting wide variety of charges (Google Street View)
Most suspects lodged in Benton County jail, awaiting wide variety of charges (Google Street View)
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Read Disgusting Intentions of Suspects Busted in Tri-City Child Sex Sting

In the media, we get pretty jaded sometimes, and nothing seems to surprise us. But after reading some of these court documents, we actually felt sick. Now that several dozen Tri-City and other area residents have been busted in a child sex sting operation, their intentions, comments and other statements have been released via court documents. It's pretty shocking.

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Wildfire danger high due to low humidity, and high winds and heat (Getty Images)
Wildfire danger high due to low humidity, and high winds and heat (Getty Images)
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High Fire Danger, Gusty Winds for Columbia Basin Through Early Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) says a combination of very low humidity in the air, couple with gusty winds and high temps, will make the possibility of fire high through early Tuesday. We hear it so much, but what exactly is a Red Flag Warning?

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