Author: Joan Lucas

Kadlec nurses not happy with negotiations

This is an email shared on the Kadlec RNs Care for Us community Facebook page regarding an update on contract negotiations: WSNA LOCAL UNIT KADLEC REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Negotiations Update Your negotiating team met again today with Kadlec's administration in…

Teen with a knife robs Kennewick Roasters Coffee

A 17 year old is under arrest charged with trying to rob the Roasters Coffee off Columbia Center Drive in Kennewick. Kennewick Police say they responded to an armed robbery at 2000 N. Columbia Center Blvd. around 2:00pm Sunday afternoon.…

Walla Walla High School Drama Teacher Killed

News Release from: Walla Walla Sch. Dist. UPDATE FROM THE WALLA WALLA SHERIFF: The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office is saddened to report that Walla Walla High School drama teacher Brian Senter was struck and killed by a vehicle last…

Pasco Flushing Water Lines

PRESS RELEASE: City of Pasco The City of Pasco Public Works Department will be conducting a Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) program on the City of Pasco water system Thursday, October 22. The UDF program will help to ensure the City's water…

Priest Rapids Dam Explosion Injures Six

11:35 Update: Three patients were airlifted to Harborview Medicial Center in Seattle. One is a 58-year-old male who is satisfactory and two other males in their 40's are critical in intensive care. Harborview is expecting two more patients. 7:20 p.m.…

Flu Shot Clinics Offered at Kennewick Schools

PRESS RELEASE: Kennewick School DistrictKENNEWICK, Wash. (September 4, 2015) - Kennewick School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to offer flu shots to families, staff, and community members at different school locations during September and October.Children must…

Community Flu Shot Clinics At Kennewick Schools

PRESS RELEASE: KENNEWICK SCHOOL DISTRICTKENNEWICK, Wash. (September 4, 2015) - Kennewick School District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to offer flu shots to families, staff, and community members at different school locations during September and October.Children must…

2nd Annual Doggie Swim in Pasco

Attention all dog owners, your pooch can hit the pool Wednesday evening, September 2. Before Pasco closes down Memorial Pool for the summer, they are allowing dogs to take a dip. The city says the 2 nd Annual Doggie Swim…

Steptoe Reopens A Week Early

PRESS RELEASE: City of Kennewick [Kennewick, WA] - Steptoe Street Phase 3A is now open to include the new roundabout constructed at the 5-corners intersection. This opening is at least 1 week earlier than anticipated. While there is still some…

Convoy of Hope Coming To Kennewick

Those is need will have a one stop shop on Saturday, August 22. The Tri-Cities Convoy of Hope will bring more than 40 churches and 50 businesses together to provide free services. The event provides free groceries, health and dental…

Worst Wildfire Weather So Far This Summer

PRESS RELEASE: WA Department of Natural Resources OLYMPIA - The most dangerous wildfire weather of the year has arrived today in Washington, with crackling-dry forests and grasslands, soaring temperatures and increased probability of multiple large fires from now through the…

National Night Out Events Tuesday, Aug. 4

Tuesday, August 4 is National Night Out, the "annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live." Here is a list of events happening around our area: BENTON CITY National…

Hanford Site to Activate Emergency Sirens Tomorrow

Department of Energy News Release RICHLAND, Wash. - Emergency sirens will be tested tomorrow on the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site on Thursday, April 16, 2015.The sirens will be activated on Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in…

Proposed Pay Raises for State Lawmakers

State lawmakers could see an 11% pay raise over the next two years. The Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials wants to boost legislator's annual salaries to $46,839 and the governor's salary to $173,617 by September 2016. (Click…

Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

PRESS RELEASE: City of Walla Walla The American Red Cross serving Central and Southeastern WA, in partnership with the Walla Walla Fire Department, is looking for volunteers to support a neighborhood Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to teach people how to…

Six lap top computers stolen from Wal-Mart

Kennewick police are asking for your help in finding two men who stole six lap top computers from the Wal-Mart in Kennewick. The theft happened at 6:10am on Monday March 2 nd . If you recognize the suspects call Crime…

Lions Pool Temporarily Closed

City of Yakima PRESS RELEASE: Lions Pool, the City of Yakima's indoor aquatics facility, has been closed temporarily while amain recirculation pump is replaced. The pump replacement project will be completed asquickly as possible, potentially by this weekend. However it…

Kennewick SD Kindergarten Registration Dates

Kennewick School District PRESS RELEASE KENNEWICK, Washington (March 2, 2015) - Kennewick schools will be registering kindergarteners for the 2015/2016 school year in April and May at the times and locations listed below.Children must be at least five years old…

Motor Oil Spill Into Yakima River and Sulphur Creek

Washington Dept. of Ecology NEWS RELEASE An above ground storage tank near Sunnyside failed on Sunday, March 1, sending as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into Sulphur Creek and the Yakima River. The spill created a sheen…

Mumford and Sons Headline Walla Walla Music Event

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation PRESS RELEASE: Mumford and Sons, an internationally popular and Grammy award winning British folk rock band, has selected Walla Walla, Washington as one of their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road (GOTR) Stopovers in the United States.…

Hanford Tour Registration Begins March 9

DOE PRESS RELEASERICHLAND, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for both of its 2015 public tour programs on March 9 at 9 a.m. through the Hanford Site's webpage at www.hanford.gov. The Hanford Site public…