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UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Second trial starts for former Pasco officer accused of rape, assault

“Who are you?” a woman said she asked Richard Aguirre after waking up from an alleged sexual assault. She knew Aguirre her entire life, took trips with him, and at …

Shawn Vestal: Pasco couple built strong business, close family, despite immigration status

Gloria Ochoa-Bruck came to America as an undocumented baby. She went on to law school and now serves in Spokane Mayor David Condon’s Cabinet.

Senate bill to improve coroner inquests moves forward

A bill to change coroner inquests is moving forward after clearing the Senate Law and Justice Committee.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Pasco students, businesses join in A Day Without Immigrants boycott

Fiesta Foods, the four-store Pasco chain owned by Craig Gaylord, closed Thursday, along with many other businesses in support of “A Day Without Immigrants.”

Washington woman faces charges for poisoning husband

A Washington state woman has been charged with poisoning her estranged husband with pesticide.

Former Pasco officer says he wasn’t shooting to kill Zambrano-Montes

One of three Pasco police officers who fired upon Antonio Zambrano-Montes when he wouldn’t stop throwing large rocks said he was not shooting to kill the man.

Jury picked for coroner’s inquest into Pasco police shooting of man

A jury has been selected for a coroner’s inquest into the 2015 death of a Mexican man shot by three Pasco police officers.

Family of teen who died in Benton County Jail seeks $5 million

A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.

Federal judge hears arguments in lawsuit on Pasco’s election system

The attorney for a Pasco woman suing the city over its election system congratulated city officials Wednesday on their recent progress, but said it’s not enough to give Latino candidates …

Franklin County clears last hurdle for inquest into Pasco police-shooting case

The last step for an inquest to provide clarity on the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by three Pasco police officers is done.

Subpoenas issued for hearing on fatal Pasco police shooting

A coroner’s inquest into the death of a man who was fatally shot by Pasco police after he was throwing rocks is on track to begin in two weeks.

Attorney general won’t file charges in police shooting case

The state on Thursday closed its investigation into the shooting death of a Mexican national by Pasco police, and concluded that no charges would be filed against the three officers …

Inquest into death of orchard worker put on hold again

A coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of a mentally ill man by Pasco police last year has been delayed after an attorney withdrew from the case.

Pasco approves consent decree in ACLU voting rights lawsuit

The Pasco City Council has approved the submission of documents to a federal judge agreeing that the city’s at-large system for electing council members violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

Pasco’s voting system weakens Latino voice, ACLU lawsuit says

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following up on a lawsuit that forced voting changes in Yakima with a similar case against Pasco, alleging that the …

Man, 20, sentenced to 94 years in Pasco killing

A man has been sentenced to 94 years in prison for a fatal Pasco shooting in 2014 that was tied to a string of gang-related shootings in the area.

Pasco reviewing outdated, unenforceable juvenile curfew

Pasco officials may lift the ordinance that prohibits juveniles from being out on public streets and in city parks between midnight and 5 a.m.

Mistrial in rape trial of ex-Pasco police officer Richard Aguirre

A mistrial has been declared in a case involving a 52-year-old former Pasco police officer.

Ex-Pasco cop denies sexual contact with woman

Richard J. Aguirre told detectives he did not have any sexual contact with a woman at his home after a night of partying in November 2014.

Pasco frozen food processor aims to restart production after recall

CRF Frozen Foods is unable to identify the contamination source that prompted a massive recall and led the company to lay off 300 workers at its Pasco plant. Gene Grabowski …

Feds won’t charge Pasco police in shooting death of orchard worker

Three Pasco police officers who shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a 35-year-old Mexican national in February 2015, will not face charges of federal civil rights violations, the U.S. Attorney’s office …

Pasco City Council OKs use of body cameras by police

Pasco will join a growing number of cities across the country outfitting its police officers with body cameras.

Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall

A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.

State GOP convention wraps up Saturday

The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco.

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem …

Plenty of Ted Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention

Jennifer Fetters, of Bellevue, worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday – one of the many supporters of the …

Washington state GOP convention opens in Pasco

With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened in Pasco on Wednesday.

Pasco man pleads not guilty to raping preschooler

A man who worked as a performer at children’s parties in the Tri-Cities remains jailed on $50,000 bail on allegations that he sexually assaulted a preschooler in 2014.

FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall

A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …

Former Pasco cop wants coroner removed from inquest

A former Pasco police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Mexican immigrant last year is asking a judge to remove the Franklin County coroner from an inquest into …