Technology

First team of chemists arrives at Hanford's Vit Plant

The first team of chemists has arrived at Hanford's Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP), better known as the Vit Plant. The chemists will perform the first scientific work taking place inside the plant's Analytical Laboratory to support starting the…

Delta High School now accepting applications for class of 2024

Pasco's one-of-a-kind, STEM-focused high school is now accepting applications for next year.Current eighth grade students living in the Kennewick, Pasco or Richland School Districts are eligible to apply. Prospective students must be ready to enroll in high school algebra or…

Own a surveillance camera? Richland police are asking for your help

Richland homeowners or business owners with security cameras may be able to help local police solve a crime. The Richland Police Department just launched the Voluntary Camera Partnership. The VCP allows residents and business owners to register…

CBC gifted $20,000 to support computer science education for local teachers

Columbia Basin College has received $20,000 in grant funding to help prepare local K-12 educators to teach computer science. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provided $10,000 and Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, provided a matching…

UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

DALLAS (AP) — UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers.

Marshalls launches online store

Marshalls, one of the nation's leading off-price retailers, unveiled its new, e-commerce website on Tuesday. While the site features categories similar to those found in-store, including ladies, mens and kids apparel and footwear, home accessories and beauty products, it also…

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows. The decision from America's largest retailer may influence other stores and marks a significant blow to the vaping industry."Given the growing federal, state…

Spring spill begins at four lower Snake River dams

The Army Corps of Engineers begins spring spill at the four lower Snake River dams on Wednesday, hoping a new method will benefit both fish and hydropower. The Corps' Walla Walla District owns and operates the four dams - Ice…