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01/17/2022   YakTriNews
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01/17/2022   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — A 28-year-old man from Kennewick was arrested Sunday morning after smoking meth in front of officers, crashing a stolen SUV and attempting to get away, according to Kennewick police. Police noticed a vehicle without license plates Sunday around 5:30 a.m. near 1st Ave. and Quincy Street. RELATED: KPD says little known about stabbing incident due to new...
01/17/2022   YakTriNews
MIDLAND, Wash. (AP) — A hit-and-run driver struck two 12-year-old girls who were apparently walking to the store in the town of Midland, Washington, killing one and critically injuring the other, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the town south of Tacoma. The girls were walking against traffic like they were...
01/17/2022   YakTriNews
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01/16/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
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01/16/2022   YakTriNews
FINLEY, Wash. — Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) posted on Facebook on Sunday that a Finley mailbox had been damaged by a small explosive. Shortly after, they also located several zip tied and taped shut mailboxes on East Cochran Road in Finley. They urged all Finley residents to immediately contact non-emergency dispatch if they found their mailbox to be tampered...
01/16/2022   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — An altercation outside Dick’s Sporting Goods in Kennewick left one juvenile with injuries from a stab wound on Saturday night. Kennewick Police Department (KPD) was dispatched to Columbia Center Mall around 4:35 p.m. on January 15th; several callers had reported the incident. Upon arrival, KPD located one juvenile male with a stab wound. He was transported to...
01/15/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
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01/15/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
The Red Cross supplies 40% of the blood supply across the country. This week they announced they are facing a blood crisis.
01/15/2022   YakTriNews
PASCO, Wash. — The Benton Franklin Health District (BFHD) says the CBC West COVID-19 Test site will reduce their hours on Sunday, January 16. Benton and Franklin counties saw record numbers of COVID-19 cases reported in the last week. On Friday, 952 cases were reported in the bi-county area. The CBC West site has seen higher than average traffic as...
01/14/2022   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Vincent Beasley, the former fire chief for the Kennewick Fire Department (KFD), is suing the city of Kennewick and its manager Marie Mosley, in federal court on claims that he was subjected to retaliation and racial discrimination. Beasley, a Tri-Cities native, is the only African-American firefighter hired in the department’s 100+ year history, the lawsuit said. He...
01/14/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
PASCO - Before dawn broke this morning, there was a failed attempt to steal the drive-through ATM at STCU Pasco. STCU notes that ATMs are built to be indestructible, which is why attempts to steal them are often unsuccessful.
01/14/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
The Benton County Sheriff Foundation nonprofit hopes to purchase a Kevlar vest for K-9 officer Sable.
01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The largest fitness centers in the Tri-Cities are seeing mixed results on membership numbers since getting the green light to reopen after initial Covid-related shutdowns. At a time of year when gyms tend to see a boom of interest from those with a “new year, new me” mentality, CBRC Health & Wellness Clinic in Richland…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The upside-down economics of the pandemic are driving the Tri-Cities into something of a quandary. Record job development coupled with a severely constrained supply of homes for sale means it will continue to be difficult to buy a home. But it isn’t impossible, and the situation isn’t a crisis, according to industry leaders. “A crisis?…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Providing legal counsel to criminal defendants and other low-income people facing court proceedings has always been a challenge in the Tri-Cities. Heavy caseloads, low pay relative to private practice, the lack of a local law school and now Covid-19 has not made it easier. But with 2022 now in full swing, the Offices of Public…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Tim Arntzen, chief executive officer of the Port of Kennewick, is seeking $225,000 and to have performance reviews amended as a bitter dispute over a farmworkers clinic extends into its fourth year. Matthew Crotty, a Spokane attorney representing Arntzen, served the port with a notice of a tort claim on Jan. 4. In it, Arntzen…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

We asked state Rep. Matt Boehnke, R-Kennewick, about his priorities for the 2022 state legislative session, which kicked off Jan. 10, entering the third year of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Boehnke announced in December his plan to run for the state Senate after Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, said she would seek reelection. Boehnke is a…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

This new year begins under the maddening cloud of Covid-19, omicron edition, but color us optimistic at the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. Several high-profile projects to boost community pride, property values and economic development are on the horizon. In Richland, the Washington Army National Guard building, a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot readiness center at Horn…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

After two years of Covid-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than $8.6 billion in unrestricted cash reserves. These funds – a historic surplus by any measure – can boost our economy and improve our quality of life…

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01/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The first order of business for the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature should be to replace the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed.  Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature wisely postponed implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program,” but it is beyond repair. It is…

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01/12/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Benton County, WA - Following the passing of House Bill 1223, all law enforcement officers must wear a body cameras while on duty.
01/12/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
WASHINGTON - Hospitals everywhere have been experiencing supply shortages due to winter storms and travel delays.
01/12/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
WA - After rumors on social media claimed the Washington Board of Health would discuss creating internment camps for the unvaccinated and covid positive people and a vaccine mandate for students, over 75 hundred people requested to make comments at…