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Tri-Cities STD rates rising

The Center for Disease Control reports rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise nationwide, and the Tri-Cities is no exception. According to the Benton-Franklin Health District, STD rates have doubled, and some even tripled, between 2013 and 2015.

KPHD board votes to appoint interim CEO, superintendent for TRIOS Health

The Kennewick Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to grant Craig R. Cudworth additional responsibilities as superintendent and interim chief executive officer for Trios Health. Mr. Cudworth, an employee of Quorum Health Resources, arrived February 1 to serve as chief restructuring officer and lead the organization through a major project to return the organization to financial health.  

Brothers face murder trial together in Pasco slaying

wo half-brothers will face trial together in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man who one of them got into an altercation with at a southern Washington nightclub.The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2o52xgu) Simeon Howard and Nathaniel Thompson are both charged with murder. Their attorneys said Tuesday that they didn't object to the prosecution's request that the two cases be joined for trial.

Hanford workers demolish famous nuclear accident site

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have finished demolishing a facility that was the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War.The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that the building containing the so-called McCluskey Room had been demolished.

Brown scores major wins for Tri-Cities in Senate capital budget

Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, said today she is pleased that her work to get significant funding for local colleges, historical projects and other key community improvements paid off with more than $40 million in funding for 8th District projects included in the Senate’s proposed capital budget.