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December 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

50 arrests in Tri-City gang sweep

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police arrested 50 people this week in a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities, prompted by a wave of recent shootings. Local, state and federal agencies cooperated in the sweep Tuesday through Thursday and announced results at the Kennewick police station. The Tri-City Herald reports there were charges or warrants for 62 felonies and…


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October 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM

14 former students sue Kennewick schools over alleged molestations

Tri-City Herald Fourteen former Kennewick High School students sued the Kennewick School District on Thursday saying the district had failed to protect them from a former teacher and coach they say molested them. The victims, identified only as John Does, filed the lawsuit in Benton County Superior Court. All of the victims filed claims totaling $70 million against…


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September 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WSU Tri-Cities students OK fee to pay for union building

By Ty Beaver / Tri-City Herald The next new building on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus won’t have classrooms, but it could have a game room. Almost 80 percent of students who voted this week approved a new $100 semester fee to help pay for a student union, estimated to cost about $5 million. Only about 266…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Tri-Cities, WSU

August 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Dust storm leads to about 50 vehicles in collisions near Kennewick

The Tri-City Herald Kennewick — Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust. Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Devin Helland of Benton Fire District 1. “For as many cars as were damaged and hit, it was remarkable that…


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July 3, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Pet store owner eats animal food to prove its nutrition

By Dori O’Neal / Tri-City Herald A Richland pet store owner has caught the attention of national media with her plan to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days. Dorothy Hunter, the owner of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium, with stores in Richland and Kennewick, decided to prove that pets can eat foods as healthy and delicious…


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May 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Sunday Memo: 6 prior DUI arrests … The NFL for Keith Price? … Summer-like weather ahead

National Weather Service forecast Good almost sunny Sunday. Here’s some news: Seriously? A guy who was busted for leading police on a high-speed chase while he was driving his Ferrari while drunk last year in Thurston County was sentenced to a year of work release Friday so he could continue running his business….


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March 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Sunday Memo: Big Boeing tax refund … Take AP exam … A basset hound’s story

National Weather Service forecast Some refund, eh? Boeing will be getting a $199 million tax refund from Uncle Sam.  And that’s for just 2013. Over the past dozen years, the company’s net cumulative refund of federal tax is more than $1.6 billion. High school lectures out, doing things in: Some local teachers have…


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January 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Tri-Cities barber going to Super Bowl to cut players’ hair

KENNEWICK (AP) — An Eastern Washington barber says he’s going to New Jersey this week to cut Seattle Seahawks players’ hair before the Super Bowl. Kennewick barber Mark Baysinger tells the Tri-City Herald it’s a dream to cut several players’ hair before they take the field against the Denver Broncos. Baysinger gave Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner…


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November 19, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Richland bride goes to jail for biting groom

RICHLAND, Tri-Cities (AP) — A Richland couple’s wedding night ended with the bride going to jail for biting the groom. Police say the couple argued and fought Saturday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick following the ceremony. Sgt. Ken Lattin says the 40-year-old bride was the aggressor in the fight and bit her 31-year-old husband. Lattin…


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May 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Tri-City Herald: Richland florist sues state for violating her religious freedom

Tri-City Herald RICHLAND — A florist facing lawsuits from the Washington attorney general and the American Civil Liberties Union for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has filed her own lawsuit against the state for violating her religious beliefs. See the full story on the Tri-City Herald’s web site.


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