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POLL: Mega Millions prize hits $1 billion. Will you be playing tonight?

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Yakima Valley Partners for Education combat food insecurity

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Valley Partners for Education (YVPE) received $34,000 in grants to combat increasing food insecurity in the region. A collective impact initiative of the Heritage University, the Yakima Valley Partners for Education will feed 90 families…

Mass vaccination planned for Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Walla Walla County Department of Health is joining forces with Providence St. Mary Medical Center to vaccinate eligible participants this weekend. According to a press release sent on Thursday afternoon, Providence St. Mary received a…

Coronavirus update: Tri-Cities near 20k cases

KENNEWICK, Wash. — With today's public health update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), the Tri-Cities draw closer to the 20,000 coronavirus case mark. According to new statistics, Benton County added 98 cases, raising its running tally to 13,400 cases…

Rite Aid expands free COVID-19 testing nationwide

KENNEWICK, Wash. — As of January 21, 2021, Rite Aid will offer free COVID-19 testing at 460 drive-thru locations throughout the United States including Washington. Furthermore, the nationwide pharmacy chain will now test anyone age 4 and older after previously…

Coronavirus update: Test positivity rates trend down

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Today's public health update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) showed a decrease in coronavirus positivity rate for the Tri-Cities region. Benton County added 63 cases to its total, which now climbs to 13,302. Meanwhile, Franklin County…

Newhouse offers statement on Inauguration of Joe Biden

WASHINGTON D.C. — Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington's Fourth Congressional District offered a statement in response to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today. “As President Biden takes his oath of office to become the…

KPD searches Columbia Park for missing woman

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Kennewick Police Department (KPD) is searching for a woman who has been missing since August 2020. On January 7, 2021, the KPD sent a media release discussing the disappearance of 44-year-old Jessica Adams, whose last known…

Kennewick COVID-19 testing site to close indefinitely

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced the closure of a COVID-19 testing site located in Kennewick. According to a release sent on the morning of Jan. 20, 2021, the Kennewick Community Test Site located at 1709 S.…

Regional Home & Garden Show cancelled by HBA

PASCO, Wash. — The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities (HBA) announced that the annual Home & Garden Show is being canceled in a press release issued earlier today. Concerns over COVID-19 and statewide restrictions on large gatherings were primary factors…

Coronavirus update: Bi-county region adds 336 cases

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The latest coronavirus update from the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) includes statistics from over the long weekend. The BFHD says this is a three-day county. The bi-county region added 336 cases, bringing its total number of coronavirus…