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Wind, speed contribute to offramp wreck near Richland

A semi hauling a trailer rolled over on a freeway exit near Richland on Saturday in an incident the Washington State Police blamed on a combination of speed and high winds. The patrol said driver Edgar Rodriguez, 27, of Pasco, was eastbound on Interstate 82 at Exit 102 near Richland when the vehicle

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 02:22:00

Kennewick firm hires new engineer

Eric Anderson has joined Knutzen Engineering in Kennewick and will provide structural engineering and project management support to its clients. He brings over 20 years of experience and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Structural Emphasis from Washington State University. Eric Anderson has

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 01:48:00

Why your electric bill keeps rising, and what could be done about it

Bill payers in Benton and Franklin counties could see more instability in their utility rates, as the Northwest's biggest power supplier says it is at risk of losing customers as utility bills climb. The Bonneville Power Administration, which sells $3 billion of electricity in the Northwest each ye

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 01:30:00

Yarn Club creates a tight-knit group of friends

If there's one thing the Yarn Club knows how to do, it's keep people warm. Its members - a collection of women who crochet and knit together in the Hermiston Public Library twice a week - are always on the lookout for who might need the next hat or blanket or scarf. "If I see a mother in the store,


Follow Jesus in speaking and living truth in love

Thinking back on my boyhood in West Richland, I sometimes wonder how growing up during the Cold War shaped my worldview. Micah Smith Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW Probably not much. My eyes were filled with wonder when

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-17 21:23:00

High wind warning issued for afternoon, evening

The following is an alert from the Walla Walla Citizen Alert system: The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. * WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. * TIMING...Strongest winds in the afternoon and evenin


Letter: HB 2311 a danger to school funding

Re:House Bill 2311, reducing barriers to student participation in extracurricular activities. This bill is currently in the Senate. The intent is altruistic, but in the end it could hurt our children much more than it might help them. The gist of it is to make it so no student who receives free or r


Preview: Q&A with principal of Sunnyside High School, where graduation rates are rising

Sunnyside High School Principal Ryan Maxwell operates under a simple philosophy: Change policies, but support staff. It seems to be working. Nine years ago, not even half of Sunnyside's students graduated. Last year, it was 90.3 percent - well above the state average of 79.1 percent. He credits a $5


Teen charged with rape of 5-year-old at mother's daycare

Logan Thomas Santjer is seen at a Feb. 15 court hearing. (KEPR-TV News photo) A Kennewick, Washington teenager is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl at his parent's daycare. Court records say 16-year-old Logan Thomas Santjer was at his parents' in-home daycare when he led the girl into a playroom a


OUT OF THE VAULT: Umatilla County town founded by mistake

The city of Adams, located north of Pendleton in Umatilla County, will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Feb. 23, 2018. But the town was actually founded by mistake, according to a written account by a descendant of the town's first mayor. Don Lieuallen was the guest speaker at the town's 100th an


Stedman graduates from safety academy

Joshua Stedman of the Umatilla Tribal Police Department recently participated in the Basic Police Class at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem. Stedman and classmates from #BP374 graduated from the 16-week course Feb. 16 at Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. Th


Daddy-Daughter Dance deals in fun

With a theme of the Queen of Hearts, Pendleton Parks & Recreation had a full house during the Daddy-Daughter Dance. In its seventh year of selling out, the Feb 3 event, drew 675 people of all ages at the Pendleton Convention Center. The evening featured dancing, music, hors d'oeuvres, the famous cho


Retired educators lend a hand to current teachers

OREA-9 President Marge Normington-Jones, bottom right, is shown with recipients from the Pendleton School District employees who received grant awards to enhance student education opportunities. Top: Julie Murphy, Ken Jacobs, Gita Webster, Cindy Schimel, Emilee Oja. Bottom: Shelle Hand Bixler, Glenn


BOYS BASKETBALL: Irrigon survives double OT, new district champs

East Oregonian Published on February 16, 2018 12:01AM Last changed on February 16, 2018 11:59PM UMATILLA -- It takes unrelenting endurance to outlast your toughest competition, which is something the Irrigon boys basketball team focuses on every practice. "It's 90 percent of what we do," junior Keit


Taste local fare for SMART on Feb. 22

Local food and drink and a silent auction will highlight the first "SMART Sip," a benefit for the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) literacy programs in Hood River and Wasco counties. Hood River Hotel, Oak and First streets, hosts the Feb. 22 event from 6-8 p.m. The Sip is SMART's only fundraiser


Man dies in accident at hay company

An employee died in an accident Feb. 9 during the night shift at Calaway Trading Inc. in Ellensburg. Jose Contreras Mendez, 38, died in the accident, according to the Kittitas County Coroner's Office. Calaway President Jeff Calaway said the incident occurred when Mendez entered the inflow stream of


Prosser business manager blames her 'fat fingers' for embezzling $62,000

The office manager for a Prosser car dealership is accused of embezzling $62,000 by moving money around to different accounts and writing checks to petty cash and herself. Amanda Wabeke was arrested by Prosser police on Friday, one day after a warrant was issued. Wabeke, 31, is charged in Benton Cou


They both left Richland to study at UW. Now he's going to prison for killing her

A Richland High School graduate is going to prison for pummeling to death his 22-year-old girlfriend in an LSD-fueled rage. Casey S. Henderson, 23, was sentenced Friday in a King County courtroom to 18 years and four months in prison. The emotional hearing came almost two years after he brutalized K


Their racist shouts were so bad, a Pasco coach took his team off the floor

A Pasco middle school basketball coach was ejected from a game Thursday after getting frustrated by racist insults coming from West Richland parents and students. As the Ochoa Middle School coach left, he took his girls team with him, ending the game. School officials from Richland and Pasco school


200 Pasco High School students will soon make their way to Settle for Hamilton

Pasco High School was selected as one of the lucky schools to attend with the requirement that students create their own performance such as a poem, rap or monologue, that reflects what they learned. PASCO, Wash. - Hamilton is the Broadway show that nearly everyone wants to see. Now several Pasco st