Stories tagged: Richland
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. …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:48 a.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.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
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 …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
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.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Richland student recording stories for National World War II Museum
A Hanford High student is in the middle of a yearlong endeavor to record the stories of World War II veterans, merchant sailors, nurses, Manhattan Project workers and home front …
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Hanford workers report possible vapor exposure
Five Hanford workers received medical evaluations as a precaution after they and additional workers reported suspicious odors that could indicate the presence of chemical vapors at the nuclear reservation Tuesday …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
State’s largest solar project to be built near Richland
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Bookkeepers charged with stealing $1M from Zirkle Fruit
Two bookkeepers and nine of their family and friends have been charged with stealing almost $1 million from one of the largest apple and cherry operations in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Radiation alarm prompts order for workers to seek cover
Radiation warning alarms sounded Thursday at a former plutonium production plant in Washington state, prompting a take-cover order that sent about 350 workers seeking cover indoors during the demolition of …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Richland near the head of the class for teachers, says website
Richland is one of the best cities for teachers to move to based on their salary and what it costs to live there, according to a consumer financial website.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Proposed budget could equal 1,000 jobs lost at PNNL in Richland
The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Richland brewer dies in glider crash
A Richland man and Tri-Cities-area brewer died when his glider crashed late Friday afternoon about eight miles west of Ephrata, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site
Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Waiting on the weather to cover Hanford waste tunnel
About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Welcome to Nuketown USA: A look at the company town of the Hanford site
While a tunnel collapse over nuclear material at Hanford Nuclear Reservation made international news, it did little to shake a town full of residents who played a part in the …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Hanford officials working on fix for hole in tunnel storing radioactive equipment
Hanford officials say they’re working on a fix for a gaping hole that appeared Tuesday in the roof of a storage tunnel containing rail cars full of radioactive equipment at …