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Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at Hanford

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Standoff ends in arrest in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash - A 34 year old man is behind bars after an hours long standoff in Kennewick. Police first sought Arthur Madrigal after an altercation involving a firearm. Madrigal then refused to exit an apartment at the 4200 block…

Walla Walla going to the ducks this weekend

The Walla Walla Ducky Derby is back and better than ever this weekend as they get set to celebrate their 20 th Anniversary.The races are sponsored by the Walla Walla Exchange Club and begins with a family fun festival at…

Kennewick School District settles sexual abuse lawsuit

Three former Kennewick High School students settled a lawsuit against the Kennewick School District alleging that administrators were aware of sexual abuse by a former teacher and coach. 

Skin cancer increasing in Washington

OLYMPIA – Washington ranks among the top 10 states for the highest rates of newly diagnosed cancerous melanoma of the skin. According to data from the Washington State Cancer Registry (WSCR), the rates have been increasing by about 2% each year since 2000. During 2010-2014 combined, Jefferson, Island, King, San Juan, Kitsap, Skagit and Snohomish counties had higher rates of newly diagnosed cancerous melanoma of the skin than the state as a whole.

Business owners concerned over mission's expansion in Downtown Pasco

The Union Gospel Mission sits on 2nd Ave in Pasco and has been serving the homeless community for over 50 years. The mission is expanding with a new men's facility to be built on a 6.5-acre lot in Downtown Pasco, just off of Columbia Street. Some business owners in the area are now concerned the mission will negatively impact their businesses. 

Local students win big for 'Cyton'

A team of four high school students set out on a quest to create a game from scratch while balancing the demands of classes, night in and night out for six straight months and ended up placing third in a tough competition.