Northwest News

Nationwide alert for Kennewick robbery suspect

Kennewick Police have issued a nationwide warrant for a man suspected of several armed robberies in the Tri Cities. Julio Amaral-Lopez, also known as 'Reka.' is wanted for armed robbery, specifically at Jet Mart and Dominos in Kennewick. He is…

Vit plant gets new addition

Hanford vitrification plant has reached another milestone. The Low Activity Waste Facility got a 90-foot-tall building that will turn Hanford tank waste into glass logs for disposal as soon as 2022. The waste is left from the past production of…

Washington Senator plans bill to criminalize illegal protests

Senator Doug Ericksen (R) is introducing a bill to prosecute protestors who obstruct economic activity. As protests following the election of Donald Trump continue across the country, Senator Ericksen, who served as deputy campaign director of Donald Trump's presidential campaign…

Washington Highway travel is up

More travelers hit the road on state highways last year, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Signs of a growing economy are reflected as the collective number of vehicle miles traveled on state highways reached a new high…

Manhattan park had good first year

The newly named superintendent of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park says it was a good first year. Kris Kirby says over 13 thousand people have visited the park in the first year The Department of Energy and the Department…

Washington state unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent last month and the state added 10,600 jobs.The unemployment rate in September was 5.6 percent.According to the latest numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Department, the private…

Improper maintenance led to 2015 Ride the Ducks crash

SEATTLE (AP) - After hearing reports from the NTSB staff who investigated the deadly Ride the Ducks crash in Seattle, the board determined the probable cause was a mechanical failure and improper maintenance of the amphibious passenger vehicle.NTSB Chairman Christopher…

Local Tri-City immigrants become official US citizens

RICHLAND, Wash. (KVEW-TV) -- More than a dozen immigrants in the Tri-Cities officially received their United States citizenship in a special naturalization ceremony Tuesday. Nestor Garcia was one of the 18. From a young age, he says he has always…

Pasco City Council weighs in on religion

Pasco is considering a resolution that would allow businesses to refuse service to customers based on their religious beliefs. It comes as the state's highest court is considering the case of Arlene's Flowers refusing to provide service for a gay…

Dismantling Obamacare could cost the state billions

Washington state could take a hit if Donald Trump moves forward with his promise to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, would cause a flood of…

Rossi could head back to State Senate

Former Washington state lawmaker and two-time candidate for governor Dino Rossi says he's been contacted about replacing the late Andy Hill in the state Senate. Hill, who was a Republican from Redmond, died last month of lung cancer. Rossi was…

Good Samaritan killed while helping motorist

The Washington State Patrol is urging people to be careful when helping stranded motorists, after two separate accidents on Snohomish County highways left one good Samaritan dead and two others injured. The Seattle Times reports that the accidents happened with…

Group calling for breaching four Snake River dams

If you're following proposals to breach four old Snake River dams to help migrating salmon, you'll want to know about a public hearing in Spokane Monday, especially after the deaths of two orcas off the Washington coast. Earthjustice attorney Steve…

Norovirus detected in Spokane

Health officials say a viral outbreak that led to quarantine at the House of Charity in Spokane is confirmed to be norovirus. Patrons who have visited the shelter since Thursday are being urged to return there in order to help…

Forest Service has job openings in Washington and Oregon

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for people to hire as temporary workers in Washington and Oregon. The agency says it will accept applications starting tomorrow and continuing through November 21st. The one-thousand temporary positions, to be filled for the…

A.C.L.U threatens Yakima with lawsuit

Uriel Mendoza an assistant manager at a local market near the homeless encampment in downtown Yakima, spoke on the behalf of the store owner who did not want to be on camera. Mendoza said that as the closing of the…

Veterans Day Closures

The Veterans Day holiday means closures at the federal, state and local level. All federal, state and county offices will be closed. Post offices will be closed and the only service will be express delivery. All banks will be closed.…