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Kennewick cops solve case of the missing violin

When Goodwill Industries reported a violin stolen from the nonprofit's Kennewick store, it didn't take police long to track down the thieves. They just followed the signal from the GPS tracker tucked inside the violin case. Kennewick police report they tracked the case to the 1200 block of West Four


Tri-Cities man feeds the homeless despite red tape

PASCO, Wash. -- Feeding the hungry and caring for the homeless--that's all one Tri-Cities man is trying to do. Carmel Perez said he tried to get a permit to feed the homeless a hot meal in Pasco, and was met with red tape and resistance from city officials. Perez said they told him feeding the homel


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


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


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


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