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'I Love Lucy' meets Shakespeare; Rude Mechanicals put a new twist on old classic | Tri-City Herald

When Emily Richman first read The Merry Wives of Windsor, she had a thought: Shakespeare's beloved comedy, about two wealthy married women who fend off advances from a rascally knight looking to feather his nest, would be perfect as a classic sitcom a la I Love Lucy. "It screamed Lucy and Ethel to


Kennewick lawyer disbarred and charged with stealing nearly $330,000

The state Supreme Court has disbarred a Kennewick attorney charged with stealing nearly $330,000 from clients instead of paying back taxes and returning refunds. Christoper Lee Neal's disbarment took effect Thursday, according to the order signed last week. The 43-year-old lawyer was suspended from


This Richland father and son are making an old couple's 30-year dream come true

The Sand Ship Discovery has launched to finish the last few miles of a journey started more than 30 years ago. Loren and Patty Upton recently picked up the Jeep after Richland father and son Mike and Larry Merk spent more than a month fixing up the 1966 CJ-5 Jeep. The Jeep was Upton's home for abou


Area wrestlers head to state meets

Walla Walla High, McLoughlin and Pomeroy will all send wrestlers to state championships as their seasons conclude this weekend. Washington's Mat Classic XXX at the Tacoma Dome will include two boys from Wa-Hi and three from Pomeroy, while Mac-Hi will send seven to the Oregon showdown in Portland. "T


Children's Theater production hits stage for Black History Month

RICHLAND, Wash -- A stage show that's opening Friday night in Richland, is celebrating Black History Month, which is February. A cast of children and adults are staging the play "Akeelah and the Bee". It's based on the movie about an 11-year old African American girl who is also a spelling prodigy,


Part 2 Long time tire store owners remembered

SUNNYSIDE Editor's Note: Chris Albrecht of Albrecht Glass shared this glimpse into the past recently. His business on Yakima Valley Highway is on the original site of Charley's OK Tires. Charley and Laura Kauer's story didn't end with the sale of their 501 Highway 12 Store. They continued to live in


Oregon lawmakers considering regulation of bumpstocks

PENDLETON, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are considering a resolution that would send a message to congress about bumpstocks and other devices that can then a semi-automatic weapon gun into a rapid fire weapon. The Las Vegas shooter used a bumpstock. The resolution would ask congress to regulate those t


Pendleton continues to discuss snow response program

PENDLETON, Oregon - The city of Pendleton continues to discuss its snow response program. City council is still discussing the possibility of plowing snow - but most cities that plow have regulations barring on-street parking. Public Works Director Bob Patterson says there's been one new winter poli


PSD lost 12 more students last month

PENDLETON, Oregon - The latest school census shows that the Pendleton School District has lost 12 more students over the last month. Superintendent Chris Fritsch says it's not enough to simply acknowledge that students leave, he wants to know why. "As we're in this recession of declining enrollment