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Trump administration proposes $230M cut for Hanford

The Trump administration is proposing a $230 million cut in cleanup spending at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in fiscal 2019. The budget request released on Monday cuts $61 million from the budget for Hanford's Office of River Protection, and $169 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Richl


Umatilla County, Hermiston negotiate agreement for EOTEC split

Umatilla County has spent more than $4.8 million to create and operate the Eastern Oregon Event and Trade Center since its inception, and plans to spend almost $1.2 million more in the next five years if Hermiston takes over full control of the event center. The county's single biggest contribution


11 failures of restaurant inspections, while 20 hit perfect scores

Twenty Mid-Columbia restaurants and kitchens earned perfect marks on inspections by the Benton-Franklin Health District food safety team. The star performers included 10 local schools and several establishments being reinspected after issues surfaced during prior reviews. Inspectors regularly inspe

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-19 00:18:00

Medicine engineered specifically for you? That's PNNL's goal

How disease develops and how it responds to treatment can be as different as people themselves. That knowledge is inspiring a new medical discipline, precision medicine, that relies heavily on the type of scientific expertise and resources found at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. With the fie

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-19 00:03:00

Umatilla County delays turning over full EOTEC ownership to Hermiston

HERMISTON, Oregon - The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners is delaying the finalization of turning its half-ownership of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center to the City of Hermiston until March 12. Issues still need to be worked out before the county will sign off on the contract. "Probabl


Early morning blaze consumes Pasco home

Residents safely escaped an early morning blaze that damaged a home in western Pasco Sunday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office reported it assisted firefighters when a dramatic fire broke out in a two-story home in the 6300 block of Richardson Road in Pasco's Riverview neighborhood.. Fran

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 18:19:00

Police looking for man in reckless driving cases

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police officers are asking for assistance in finding a man who continues to flee from police. Kennewick Police Department reports said Joshua Bussell was driving with a suspended license just before 2 a.m., Wednesday near 10th and Hartford. Police said Bussell has a previous warra


PHOTOS: 16 vehicle crash closes westbound I-90 at Ellensburg

The Washington State Patrol has closed all lanes of westbound I-90 at Ellensburg due to a major crash involving 16 cars and three semi-trucks. Trooper Brian Moore tweeted the crash happened about 3 miles east of Cle Elum. Initial reports are that so far there are only minor injuries involved. Mot

KHQ RIGHT NOW - 2018-02-17 22:42:00

SWIM: Remaining Bulldogs finish fourth, sixth

GRESHAM -- On the final day of the OSAA Swimming State Championships, only two Hermiston Bulldogs were in contention for a title. Ryan Barnard and Carson Wrathall each had a chance in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and the 100-yard freestyle, respectively. Neither, however, were able to crack


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-CITY HERALD - 2018-02-18 02:24:00

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

KEPR - 2018-02-17 18:47:13

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,

EAST OREGONIAN - 2018-02-17 15:44:07

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

WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN - 2018-02-17 18:40:00

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

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2018-02-17 17:30:00

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

WFXL.COM - 2018-02-17 08:33:37