Stories tagged: Tri-Cities
Tue., July 11, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Rare plant, found only near Tri-Cities, damaged in wildfire
The Silver Dollar Fire took out no structures as it burned across more than 30,000 acres in Benton and Yakima. But it wreaked havoc on one of the botanical treasures …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Child sex sting in Tri-Cities nets 26 arrests over five days
Twenty-six men were arrested over the past five days for allegedly showing up at a Richland apartment intending to have sex with young girls and boys. The suspects nabbed in …
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.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Tri-Cities residents open doors to WSU medical students
Tri-City residents opened their doors to the first round of WSU medical students in response to a Herald story about the need for more help.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Outpouring of cash and love go to dog rescued by Tri-Cities group
Tri-Cities area residents opened their hearts and wallets to help a dog left for dead on the side of an Idaho road.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Stalks rising: Trade deals almost spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. But, slowly, farmers made a comeback.
Trade deals just about spoiled Washington’s asparagus industry. Farmers quit the crop. Canneries closed. And then, slowly, farmers leveraged technology, grit and food trends to build a second chance.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Keith Moo-Young leaving WSU Tri-Cities’ top job
WSU Tri-Cities’ Chancellor Keith Moo-Young is stepping down.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Report: Hanford vit plant failed to cancel unneeded purchases
Hanford officials failed to cancel some purchase orders after technical issues halted construction on part of the Hanford vitrification plant, according to the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Tri-City levees, Snake dams get better safety ratings
The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Prosser teacher placed on leave following inflammatory Facebook post about immigration
A Facebook post attributed to a Prosser teacher voiced support for boycotting Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants protests and provided information on how to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
WSU Tri-Cities spring enrollment higher than last year
More students are spending the spring semester at WSU Tri-Cities than last year. The university reported that the Richland campus enrollment grew from 1,510 students last spring semester to 1,825 …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Congressional delegation urges Trump to fund Hanford work
The entire congressional delegation from Washington is asking President-elect Donald Trump to make environmental cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation a priority. Hanford for years made plutonium for nuclear weapons, …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Work restarts to empty Hanford tank with inside leak
Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Christmas gift leads to finding adopted daughter’s Richland twin
A Wisconsin mother’s search for a Christmas gift for her adopted daughter has taken an unexpected Northwest twist.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
WSU Running Start enrollment nearly triples in Tri-Cities
The number of Running Start students at WSU Tri-Cities nearly tripled this year.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
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.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
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.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:40 a.m.
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.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
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.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
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.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
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.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 11:01 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
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.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 10:36 p.m.
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 …