Health

Flint water crisis: Four more charged

(CNN) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday that four more people have been charged in connection to the ongoing water crisis in Flint. Both Darnell Earley, former Flint emergency manager, and Jerry Ambrose, former finance director and Flint…

Cold weather poses more health risk

The biggest concern with falling temperatures here in the Tri-Cities is your health. County officials say it's actually common in this weather to get dehydrated when doing outdoor activities. When shoveling sidewalks, you could risk back and muscle strains, as…

Community visioning project: Pasco

The Latino Civic Alliance held it's second Community Visioning Project Forum today at the Pasco Parks and Recreation gymnasium. The event was designed to bring different groups of the community together to build more trust and unity. President of Columbia…

District takes action following initial lead testing

Pasco parents are concerned for their children's safety after water tests came back positive for lead contamination. One mom of a Captain Gray Elementary student, who wants to remain anonymous says, "I'm very concerned" According to the district, bringing water…

An airport therapy pig? We're snort kidding!

(CNN) -- Oddly enough, navigating air travel would feel a lot less like being herded like farm animals if there were actual...farm animals involved. The San Francisco International Airport has capitalized on this genius idea by introducing the first-ever airport…

Group wants to help medical pot users

A Washington cannabis group wants to start a fund to help patients defray the cost of medical marijuana. The Washington CannaBusiness Association says the idea is to expand patient access to medical marijuana. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, because…

1.9 million pounds of undercooked chicken recalled

(CNN) -- National Steak and Poultry issued a recall of more 1.9 million pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken products, the Unites States Department of Agriculture said Monday. The products are sold as fully cooked for consumers to heat and serve,…

Meal on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to help in kitchens in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. Volunteers help package, serve, set-up and clean up in kitchens at the dining sites, typically one day per week from 9:30am - 12:30pm,…

9th Washington state polio-like case confirmed

Health officials say a Spokane County boy is the ninth person in Washington with a confirmed case of a rare syndrome that causes varying degrees of paralysis. Multiple news outlets report the boy has acute flaccid myelitis, also known as…

Recently kidnapped Kennewick woman found dead

At 11:48 Sunday morning the body of Sandra Harris, 69, was discovered by the Benton County Sherrif's Office off of Coffin Road and Interstate-82. Initial information was given by a citizen traveling westbound on Coffin Road, towards I-82 and observed…

Norovirus detected in Spokane

Health officials say a viral outbreak that led to quarantine at the House of Charity in Spokane is confirmed to be norovirus. Patrons who have visited the shelter since Thursday are being urged to return there in order to help…

Dayton students with foot and mouth disease

Several students in the Dayton School District have been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, according to a notice sent Tuesday afternoon to families in the district. The outbreak appears to be isolated to the community. Elsewhere, Waitsburg Superintendent…

Health officials spread awareness for diabetes

It's National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Benton-Franklin Health District is trying to educate people to get checked. For more than ten years Gloria Cervantes has been living with type two diabetes. Every day her responsibilities are A constant reminder.…

AFM Illness: Should parents worry?

KAPP-KVEW has more information on the disease impacting nine children at a Washington hospital. Two were confirmed to have an illness called "Acute Flaccid Myelitis" or "AFM." The other seven are still a mystery. When you ask experts about AFM,…

Tuberculosis scare at UW in Tacoma

Pierce County health officials say they're investigating two cases of tuberculosis on the campus of the University of Washington, Tacoma. The health department says the first case was reported in April, and the second case was reported in September. Officials…

Gay and Mormon? Local church leaders: 'That's okay'

[WATCH full video report on KAPP-KVEW's Facebook page.]TRI-CITIES, Wash. (KVEW-TV) -- During the final week of LGBT History Month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) released stories of support for LGBT members. Local church leaders hope the…

WSU medicine program gets approval

Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is receiving preliminary accreditation. That means the college can stay on track to enroll its inaugural class of students next August. The university made the announcement Wednesday. Elson Floyd is the…

Local woman gives others "A Better Fit"

It's the story of a woman who lost her confidence after receiving a mastectomy because of breast cancer. Thanks to a shop in Kennewick she walks with confidence again. About two years ago Goldie Stafford was diagnosed with stage three…

Richland again considers park smoking ban

The City of Richland is again considering a limited ban on smoking and E-cigarettes in areas of public parks. That's conflicting news for Trevor Naugle. He opened The Lazy Eye glass and smoke shop in Richland in 2009. He fell…

Milton-Freewater trailer park without drinking water

Residents of a trailer park in eastern Oregon have been without clean drinking water for five months. Nancy Shaw, owner of Locust Mobile Village near Milton-Freewater, tells The East Oregonian that E. coli has been a problem in the park's…

New Lourdes robotic surgery in high demand

Doctors and patients are praising a new robotic surgical system at Lourdes Health. Called the da Vinci surgical system, the machine utilizes advanced robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist surgeons like Dr. Kelsy Shay. "People are amazed how quickly…