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Hanford vapor lawsuit may be delayed again

The state of Washington and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed over Hanford chemical vapor protection have asked that the trial be delayed five months.


WSU Running Start enrollment nearly triples in Tri-Cities

The number of Running Start students at WSU Tri-Cities nearly tripled this year.


WSU Tri-Cities holds inauguration for new college

A small car sat in the lobby of the WSU Tri-Cities’ wine science center building. The vehicle represents what makes the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences special, said …


Benton City man gets 30-year federal sentence for prostituting teens at labor camps

A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …


Cleaning up Hanford radioactive waste spill to take 7 years

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Empire roll over Fever 45-23

The Spokane Empire picked up a victory by a fairly comfortable margin but they were left feeling half satisfied.


Teen boys sentenced for kidnapping great-grandmother

Two teenagers have been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison for abducting one of their great-grandmothers and driving with her in the trunk of her car for about …


WSU regents to consider tuition cut

An academic building at Washington State University Tri-Cities is likely to be renamed this week after the university’s late president.


Six more Hanford workers evaluated for vapor exposure

Officials say six more Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers have been evaluated for chemical vapor exposure, bringing the total number to 26.


Richland rejects plans for Pike Place-inspired market

Richland officials have rejected a plan to add a public market similar to Seattle’s Pike Place to its development plans.


Hanford studying possible leak in second radioactive waste tank

Officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are trying to determine if a second giant underground tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons is leaking, the …


Tri-Cities resident does not have plague, officials say

Health officials investigating a possible case of plague in the Tri-Cities say tests results have come back negative.


Empire beats Tri-Cities Fever on the road, 52-39

Spokane built a big early lead and maintained it most of the game en route to a 52-39 Indoor Football League victory over the Tri-Cities Fever on Saturday at the …


Hanford workers pump leaked waste back into tank

Workers have succeeded in their first attempt to remove leaked waste from between the shells of the oldest double-shell tank at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Empire notes: Practice looks a lot like game day

Attend virtually any Spokane Empire practice and there is bound to be a dust-up: An offensive lineman mixing up it up with a defensive counterpart for a second or two …


Spokane Empire era begins Saturday at Tri-Cities

Ready or not, the Spokane Empire’s season opener has arrived with built-in storylines.


Hanford cleanup may continue a century after first bomb

Pending agreement could push start-up of vitrification plan out to 2039.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2015, 10:29 a.m.

Washington State University builds wine science center on Tri-Cities campus

Washington State University’s winemaking program now has an outpost in Richland.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago In a remote area north of Sandpoint, O.C. Henry entered the cabin of W.B. Mabie and was acting rowdy.


Bat swoops out of hiding to bite human baby

A baby is being treated for rabies after it was bitten by a bat that flew out of a patio umbrella on the deck of her grandparents’ Pasco home, the …


Franklin County fire chief died fighting wildfire

Chet Bauermeister, the chief of North Franklin Fire District 4 in Basin City, died Wednesday afternoon while fighting a fire.


Tri-Cities beating the nation in adding new jobs

KENNEWICK – Mondays, at 1:30 a.m., Ty Cheromiah leaves his home east of Sandpoint and drives 3 1/2 hours to his job here at Lampson International LLC. The Local 14 …


Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca

Washington state has filed suit to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over where the …


2 charged in Hanford wire fraud

A former Hanford manager and his wife are facing criminal charges for allegedly using a company credit card to spend $487,000 on personal items. Paul F. Kempf and Anita M. …


2 charged in Hanford wire fraud

A former Hanford manager and his wife are facing criminal charges for allegedly using a company credit card to spend $487,000 on personal items.


Small fire shuts down Tri-Cities nuclear plant

RICHLAND — An electrical fault sparked a small fire at the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant, which automatically shut itself down.


Marmot causes restaurant ruckus in Prosser

Diners at a restaurant in Prosser were startled Monday when a marmot wandered through the front door and settled into a corner.