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Richland nurse jumps into action during airplane emergency

Cathey’s actions on that Aug. 5 flight to Yakima put her in the spotlight Monday at an all-employee meeting for Energy Northwest in Richland.


Two teens accused in Richland park shooting. 2 adults charged with telling them to do it

Two Tri-City men with a history of shooting at cars and homes are accused of directing two teens to shoot a Fourth of July reveler at Howard Amon Park.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Franklin Graham went to Porter’s. The business got a bit roasted

Several thousand people came out Tuesday night to Franklin Graham’s Decision America event at Columbia Point Park in Richland.


Plutonium-contaminated equipment taken into Richland by mistake

A radiologically contaminated piece of equipment left the Hanford nuclear reservation and was taken into north Richland by mistake, according to a message sent Wednesday afternoon to Hanford employees.


Richland WinCo shooter had his gun rights restored

A Umatilla man who shot a woman in the Richland WinCo last week was legally allowed to own a gun. But that wasn’t always the case.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Hanford contractor agrees to pay fine for accepting illegal kickbacks

The Chief Financial Officer of one of the prime contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve allegations that he accepted more than $40,000 in …


Police shot, kill West Richland man in Benton City standoff

Authorities say a Pasco police officer shot and killed a man who refused to release a hostage during a standoff at a Benton City home.


Billions of Hanford dollars will stay separate under defense bill

The Department of Energy’s two Hanford offices would remain separate at least through 2024 under the defense spending authorization act approved by the U.S. House.


Columbia Generating Station shuts down unexpectedly

A nuclear power plant in southeastern Washington shut down unexpectedly Friday.


2 gallons of radioactive nuclear waste done. 56M gallons to go.

Researchers in Richland have done what the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford is intended to do – turn radioactive waste into a solid glass form.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

US officials slam Washington state nuke waste site problems

U.S. investigators have said that problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste would be treated continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Pasco man gets life in prison for drug convictions

A federal judge in Spokane has sentenced a Pasco, Washington, man to life in prison plus 49 years after he was convicted in separate trials last fall of distribution of …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Richland Rite Aid manager accused of robbing her own store — then marrying her accomplice

The manager of the Richland Rite Aid allegedly targeted her own store for a robbery so she could give insider intel to her accomplices and open the safe. Tonya M. …


Ill Hanford workers face a maze of benefit programs. This new center is coming to the rescue

The Department of Energy plans to open a new center in Richland to help ill Hanford workers and their survivors sort out their options for compensation and care.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Kennewick mayor, Hanford contractor hit with $8.1M verdict. Now they want a retrial

A Department of Energy contractor and its employee, the Kennewick mayor, are asking for a new trial after a jury awarded $8.1 million for retaliation and discrimination against a former …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Search done for most influential scientists; 8 found in Richland

Eight scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland have made the latest list of scientists whose research has the most influence worldwide in their fields of expertise.


Veteran spokane-area sports official tries to remain in background

The two teams facing off in Saturday’s State Class 4A championship football game, eventual state champ Richland and Woodinville, already were a band of brothers long before they headed to …


Elderly Richland woman dies after car plunges into river

An elderly Richland woman has died after becoming confused and driving her car down Columbia Point boat ramp into the frigid Columbia River.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

He brought Skittles and condoms. The ‘teen girl’ brought a badge.

An Idaho man has been indicted for allegedly traveling to the Tri-Cities to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.


Woman gets prison for $900K theft from Zirkle Fruit

The ringleader behind a nearly $900,000 theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Four-month delay in details of plutonium release at Hanford raises questions

The announcement this month that 31 Hanford workers were contaminated from a June 8 incident is raising more questions about how government agencies alert the public about the test results …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Richland nuclear plant OK’d to ship radioactive waste

Energy Northwest has had its privileges to ship radioactive waste to a commercial disposal site on the Hanford nuclear reservation reinstated.


Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract

Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.


Preventing collapse of second Hanford radioactive waste tunnel on DOE’s priority list

The Department of Energy plans to step up monitoring of a Hanford tunnel storing highly radioactive waste while it studies ways to keep it from collapsing.


Dad, 2 kids burned in house fire near Richland

Authorities say a man and his two children were critically injured in a house fire west of Richland.


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Richland floral shop owner wants U.S. Supreme Court to review discrimination ruling

Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Richland man one of Marines killed in Mississippi plane crash

Friends on social media have identified Richland native Dietrich Schmieman as one of the Marines who died in a devastating plane crash in Mississippi Monday that killed 16 people.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Gene Conley, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday

Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World …


Wildfire burning near Hanford site

A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site.