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Tri-Cities health district reports 34 COVID-19 deaths

KENNEWICK, Wash. – On Fridays, the Benton-Franklin Health District reports new COVID-19-related deaths in the Tri-Cities region. This week, there are more than usual. Here's why: "Due to a backlog of entries at the state level, this week's report of…

Yakima Sunfair Parade names Grand Marshal

YAKIMA, Wash. -- 60th Annual Sunfair Parade in Yakima presented by Yakima Federal has announced its Grand Marshal. On September 25 on Yakima Avenue, Deputy Mayor Holly Cousens will be honored.  According to a press release, Cousens celebrated her last…

Kennewick homicide: Jaden Quintero shot, killed

KENNEWICK PD UPDATE: Officers released more information on Friday regarding what they now confirm is a shooting death. Jaden Quintero, 23, was shot to death. The determination by detectives has triggered a homicide investigation. "At this time, it does appear…

Columbia River shoreline closed; toxic algae found

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning the public to stay out of the water along the Columbia River shoreline in the Tri-Cities due to toxic bacteria commonly referred to as blue-green algae. BFHD posted a public notice…

Olive Lake Campground will temporarily close

PENDLETON, Ore.-- Olive Lake Campground and associated day uses will be temporarily closed effective Friday, September 17th, according to a press release sent by a Umatilla National Forest official.  According to the press release, the campground is closed while contractors…

Fred Meyer launching new delivery service

BELLEVUE, Wash.-- Want your groceries delivered in 30 minutes or less and right to your doorstep? Fred Meyer and QFC are launching "Delivery Now" nationwide. The goal is to bring customers what they want. Instacart's virtual convenience store is powering…

AG Ferguson: Biden admin 'cruel' for fighting Hanford worker law

SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sounded off Tuesday, saying the Biden administration sought to challenge Washington’s law aiding workers compensation access for sick Hanford workers: REPORT: Over 57% of Hanford workers exposed to hazards  “The Trump administration…