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Yakima County libraries to open under new guidelines

YAKIMA CO., Wash. -- The Yakima Health District announced that curbside library services have been added to Yakima County's "Roadmap to Recovery." Effective immediately, libraries in the county can open as soon as they are able to comply with Phase…

Texas man dies in fatal Umatilla County motorcycle crash

UMATILLA CO., Ore. -- A fatal motorcycle crash in Umatilla County lead to the death of 69-year-old Raymond Michael Rone, authorities say. The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says a caller came upon the Texas man pinned underneath his motorcycle on…

Jean's Cottage Inn back open with new outdoor seating

UNION GAP, Wash. — After a two-month hiatus, Jean's Cottage Inn in Union Gap has reopened for both to-go orders and outdoor dining. Co-owner Allan Marks previously planned to keep the restaurant closed until Yakima County moved on to Phase…

Yakima County adds another 87 cases in past two days

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Health officials announced another 87 cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County between Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7. That's an average of 43.5 cases per day. The total case count is at 10,775. Two more Yakima…

Franklin County businesses can now apply for CARES Act grants

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Franklin County businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for thousands of dollars in grant money with no repayment requirements. On Thursday, county leaders announced that $3 million in grants would be…

93 new cases of COVID-19 in Tri-Cities area

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Health officials announced 93 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday in the Tri-Cities area. There were no additional deaths. Benton County had 58 new cases for a total of 3,690. Its death toll is at 105. Franklin…

Showtimes released for Tri-Cities drive-in movies

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Parks and recreation departments in Pasco, Kennewick and Richland have announced the dates for the first-ever Tri-Cities Carpool Cinema. Families are invited to watch good old-fashioned drive-in movies in all three cities on an 11' by 19'…

Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick planned for 8 weeks

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership has planned an eight-week Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick environment that will start August 13. Dine-Out Downtown Kennewick closes sections of Kennewick Ave. for foot traffic…