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Big changes are coming to Queensgate Drive

RICHLAND, Wash. - Roundabouts, bike paths, turn lanes--new changes are coming soon to Richland's Queensgate Drive. "It's going to be a pretty significant refresh and update to that whole stretch of road," said Pete Rogalsky, Richland Public Works Director. If you've ever driven along Queensgate Driv


Rad Con returns to the Tri-Cities

Rad Con organizers say visitors can check out vendors, panels and board & card game rooms. Many also cosplay, or dress up in costume, as their favorite characters from books, movies, cartoons, anime and comics, including this pair as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. There's a "nerd part


UPDATE: Court docs reveal Pasco teen threatened to shoot and bomb school

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Pasco police arrested a Pasco High School student after authorities said he texted a shooting threat directed at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick on Thursday. Pasco High School found out about the threat Thursday afternoon and notified police and the Kennewick School District im


Pilot Rock hires new recorder, must improve accounting

Pilot Rock has hired a new Teri for the city recorder position. Teri Porter has worked in the role since 2011 and is retiring at the end of April. The city council recently approved hiring Teri Bacus to take the job. Mayor Virginia Carnes said Bacus is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bacus is ma


Windy storm front moves through Tri-Cities, mobile homes don't

The state Department of Transportation electronic message board on Highway 395 in Kennewick flashes information about a travel restriction for mobile homes because of extremely windy conditions. Interstate 82, from milepost 82 near Prosser to milepost 132 near the Oregon state line, was restricted


KPD investigating overnight shooting at houses

KENNEWICK, WA - Officers responded to 2 residences in the 8200 block of Imnaha and 1 residence in the 2500 block of Entiat for reports of malicious mischief. Sometime overnight all three residences were shot with what appears to be a small caliber gun. No one was injured and it appears that this was


Richland firefighters investigate early morning house fire

Several adults and a newborn are unharmed after a fire burned the house they were in Friday morning. According to the Richland Fire Department, fire crews responded to the 100 block of High Meadows Street just after 6 A.M. Investigators say the fire burned mostly in the garage and into the attic. No


Bullets pierce 3 Kennewick homes. Police say it's random

Kennewick police are looking for information on three seemingly random drive-by shootings early Friday. Two houses on the 8200 block of Imnaha Avenue and another on the 2500 block of Entiat Avenue were shot with a small-caliber gun, police said. No one was hurt. Officer Cory McGee said someone in th


Underground tours plans "made in Pendleton" store

Pendleton Underground Tours is preparing renovations to its properties on Southwest Emigrant Avenue and South Main Street, but it's asking for help from the Pendleton Development Commission first. Acting as the commission, the Pendleton City Council will consider approving a $26,933 faade grant app


Hermiston Chamber set to honor community members this week

HERMISTON, Oregon - The Hermiston Chamber is rolling out the red carpet again this year to honor members of the community at the 48th Annual Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet on Wednesday, February 21st at 6pm. "Hermiston is an amazing community with many passionate people and many who give of t


Fashion Corner: A local dress shop that's popular worldwide

SUNNYSIDE, WA - Where can you find a dress shop that's always seemed to be a one-stop-shop for brides and other women looking for that perfect dress? Right in Sunnyside, WA. Who would have thought "Fashion Corner" in Sunnyside would be grabbing the attention of customers worldwide. "It's not just lo


Vahanas' Alpha One Soars On Its First Fully Self-Piloted Flight

It was a historic day for Airbus, A3, and the Vahana team when Alpha One, the first full-scale aircraft lifted off on January 31, 2018, in Pendleton, Oregon. At 8:52 AM Pacific Time the fully self-piloted vehicle reached a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending and landing safely. The vehicl


Pendleton woman turns side jobs into organizational business

East Oregonian Pendleton area residents looking to get a head start on spring cleaning activities can contact Jennifer Dokka for some organizational help. Dokka said she had already been organizing homes and offices as a side job, but she decided to make it her full-time focus when she started A Fr


Kennewick police investigate overnight shootings

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police are investigating an overnight string of shootings after three homes were shot at in Kennewick. According to Kennewick police, officers were called to two houses at the 8200 block of Imnaha Avenue and another house at the 2500 block of Entiat Avenue, Thursday night, in resp


Support Fire Mountain, enter to win a trip

ARCH CAPE - Purchase a raffle ticket to support Fire Mountain School and you may be the lucky winner of a trip valued at $4,000. The best part: You decide where you want to go! The second-place prize is a two-night stay at The Lodge at Columbia Pointe in Richland, Washington, a premier hotel overloo


Attempted luring avoided, Grandview Police investigating

GRANDVIEW, WA - On Thursday morning, Feb. 15, at approximately 7:10 a.m. a Grandview Middle School student on her way to school was approached by an individual who attempted to lure her into his car. He allegedly asked the student where she was going and if she needed a ride. The student avoided con


Pasco student arrested for suspicion of Kamiakin HS shooting threat

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco Police detained a Pasco High School student after officials say they believe he texted a shooting threat directed at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick. Pasco School District leaders learned of the threat Thursday afternoon and notified police and the Kennewick School District i


Camp hosts needed for summer stay in Umatilla National Forest

Contributed photo by U.S. Forest Service. Woodward Campground. A summer's worth of free camping is in store for volunteers willing to spend their summer as a camp host in the Umatilla National Forest. Camp hosts must provide their own trailer, camper or motor home but will be provided a campsite, pr


Villalobos named to Concordia honor roll

MEQUON, Wis. - Concordia University officials have released the Fall Honors List for the 2017-2018 academic year. Angel Villalobos of Pendleton, a freshman rehab-science-transitional major, was included on the list. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 gpa. Stay on topi


Drotzmann: Enough delay, let's develop former chemical depot

The city of Hermiston, by default, has been the beneficiary of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot while having to manage the risk to public health and safety. Fortunately, that time has come and gone. Now it is time to return the property to the region and allow the community to re-purpose the prop