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Chains required along I-84 through Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore. -- Due to severe weather, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported that chains are required along I-84 through Pendleton. According to Trip Check, chains are required as of 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening on I-84 from milepost 193-216. Trip…

SCHOOL CLOSURES: February 12, 2021

 School Districts • College Place Sch. Dist. - UPDATED: Due to deteriorating road and weather conditions, ALL AM & PM Classes have been moved to FULL REMOTE. No AM/PM Preschool. No athletics/activities today. Grab n' Go Meals Available 11:45-1:00 Davis Elementary…

Benton County Fairgrounds to open second dose appointments

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Benton County Fairgrounds mass vaccination are preparing for the next steps of their operation, which include a snowy weekend and upcoming appointments for citizens' second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a…

Coronavirus update: Just 34 cases added on Feb. 11

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials announced the latest coronavirus statistics for Thursday, February 11, 2021 including a handful of new cases and updated hospitalization rates. According to officials at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), only 24 cases were added…

Tim Eyman fined $2.6 million, barred from campaign control

SEATTLE - Tim Eyman, the watch salesman-turned-antitax folk hero whose initiative campaigns have bedeviled state and local governments across Washington for decades, will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees, under a judge’s ruling Wednesday that found…

Washington Legislature approves $2.2 billion in COVID relief

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that allocates $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding in areas ranging from vaccine administration to schools resuming in-person learning was approved by the Washington Legislature Wednesday and now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee…

Governor's mansion breach: Do you know this man?

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol has some unfinished business from that time protestors broke through the Governor's Mansion fence and pounded on Jay Inslee's door. Jan. 6: Protesters breach WA Governor’s Mansion grounds to bang on Inslee’s…

Kennewick convenience store robbed by armed duo

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Two armed robbers invaded a Kennewick convenience store last Friday and local authorities are asking the community for any information regarding the incident. According to a press release by the Kennewick Police Department, the robbery occurred…

Coronavirus update: Positivity rates & hospitalizations decline

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Public health officials at the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) provided another installment of their daily coronavirus update which shows that COVID-related hospitalizations are down in the region. According to the BFHD's latest data, 36 coronavirus cases were…