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Elderly Richland woman dies in six-car crash on I-182

RICHLAND, Wash. — Earlier today, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced a major multi-car collision on I-182 heading Eastbound near Road 100 in Pasco. This evening, they released more information including the nature of the incident that claimed the life…

Benton County Fairgrounds receive 6,000 Pfizer vaccine doses

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Officials at the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site anticipate that roughly 6,000 Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses will become available for eligible participants during the week of March 2, 2021. Please be advised that appointments are…

Coronavirus update: 118 cases reported as hospitalizations dip

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With their latest update on the coronavirus' impact on the bi-county region, officials from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced a three-day total of new cases while displaying an improvement in COVID-related hospitalization rates. According to the…

Coronavirus update: Only 1 COVID-related death reported this week

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) provided a surprising update on coronavirus-related deaths in the bi-county region during their daily update on Friday, Feb. 26. According to BFHD officials, Benton County added 19 coronavirus…

Senate approves open carry ban at Capitol, permitted rallies

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Openly carrying guns and other weapons on the Capitol campus and at or near permitted public demonstrations across Washington would be prohibited under a measure approved by the state Senate Thursday. The measure passed on a…