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Hermiston voters do not approve $104 million bond

HERMISTON - Hermiston School District learned that voters did not approve the $104 million bond measure placed on the May 16 ballot. The election results showed 42 percent in favor versus 58 percent opposed. In a press release the Superintendent…

Prosser crash sends one to hospital

PROSSER - A two car crash sends one to the hospital. Benton County Sheriffs Office saying the driver of a BMW, Diana Wilson, was headed northbound on Bun Road and ran a stop sign hitting an SUV driven by Manuel Maldonado Reyes. 

New infectious unit at Spokane hospital ready for patients

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A new ward at a Spokane hospital is ready to handle patients with highly infectious diseases such as Ebola.Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is one of 10 hospitals in the country chosen by the federal government to host "special pathogens unit" for people with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. It could take patients from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska in the event of an outbreak.