Tri-Cities

Pasco School District launches community forums

Thursday night was the first community forum put on by the Pasco School District. The meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. at Virgie Robinson Elementary School. After the Pasco teacher's strike last summer, many questioned the openess of the school…

Growing need for mentors in the Tri-Cities

This month is National Mentoring Month and although some kids are lucky enough to find a mentor, there is a shortage of mentors here in the Tri-Cities. Quyntyn Simon and Adam Ramirez have known each other for about five months…

Community members live a day in the life of a middle school student

Community members were given the opportunity Thursday to experience a day in the life of a middle school student. McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco had a much larger student body Thursday as members from the community ate lunch with students…

Researcher Gives Presentation on Cyber Security

Cyber crime is on the rise, but there are still ways to protect your identity online The Mid Columbia Library is holding the presentation: Home Computer Security: Protecting Yourself Online at 7 p.m. The forum is free, and is opent…

Engineers talk science on local production of "The Little Mermaid"

If you liked Ursula the purple octopus in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," then you'll probably enjoy seeing how her tentacles come to life in Hanford High School's upcoming drama production. Today the high school's students got an inside look into…

Habitat for Humanity and Texas Roadhouse team up to build homes

Habitat for Humanity is excited to be teaming up with one of their longtime supporters, Texas Roadhouse. As a way of giving back to the community, local volunteers from Texas Roadhouse are helping out in the construction of Habitat for…

CWU honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Songs of freedom and equality ring through Ellensburg Thursday afternoon. Dozens of students and staff members march through the Central Washington University campus in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The peace march is put on by students from…

Move to prevent lobbying too soon?

For the second straight legislative session, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has proposed a bill which would prevent state officials and employees from taking jobs as lobbyists for a year after leaving their state positions. The idea is to…

Suspect Arrested for Business Burglary & Thefts

Franklin County Sheriff Deputies executed a search warrant yesterday on the 300 block of Estella in Basin City. As a result, Jamie Ubay-Farfan, 20, of Basin City, was arrested for commercial burglary and first degree theft. He allegedly entered a…

Tri-Cities Airport Boardings Set Record in 2015

The Port of Pasco Commissioner's heard year end boarding figures today. Passenger boarding at Tri-Cities Airport is up 6% over 2014, making 2015 the busiest year ever at Tri-Cities Airport. Total boardings for 2015 were 349,250, up from 330,763 in…

Richland school principals meet for crisis management session

Too often we hear about school lockdowns, possible danager, or worse case scenerio a school shooting. Today Richland Police and firefighters meet with the school district principals for a crisis management session to discuss what to do in these situations.…

Giant barbeque pit being built to feed thousands at a time

There's a giant barbeque pit being built. It's expected to feed thousands of people at a time right here in the Tri-Cities. Ron Swanby the creator of the pit describes it as a Louisiana grill on steroids. The cooking chamber…

Richland's favorite dog retires from Adventures Underground

If you've been to Adventures Underground in Richland, then you may have seen the store's dog Charley. After almost a decade on the job, he is retiring. "Some people have just said, you know they walk in---ask where Charley is---if…

Powerball money: how much goes to the state?

$1.4 billion, that is how much money is now in the Powerball jackpot. If you don't end up winning millions, or anything at all, at least you know the money you spend on tickets will be helping our state. Last…

Kadlec nurses hold candlelight vigil

Kadlec nurses will be heading back to the negotiating table on Wednesday, as they try to reach a new contract with the medical center. Monday evening they gathered in Richland for a candlelight vigil symbolizing their calling as nurses. Nurses…

Fake money moving through Kennewick

Kennewick police are warning people to be on the look out for fake money being passed around the city. Police recieved two reports on Saturday for counterfeit money, something that Sergeant Ken Lattin said does not happen too often---twice in…

Dog training classes begin this week

They call them "man's best friend" but without the proper training, things can be difficult not only for dog owners, but for the dogs themselves. The Columbia Basin Dog Training Club is offering classes starting the week to help solve…

Ben Franklin Transit to host Open Houses

Ever wondered why local buses operate where they do or do you have an idea for improving local transit? If so, Ben Franklin Transit invites you to attend any of seven open houses this Wednesday through Saturday. A short presentation…

Woman found dead in Kennewick

Update (Jan. 11): The body found Sunday in Kennewick is that of Pamela Kenny, 59, from Kennewick. She was reported missing in late December. The Benton County Sheriff's Office suspects no foul play was involved and said she died from…

Film crew creates documentary for Umatilla high robotics team

Whether your looking through the eyes of a robot, a camera operator, or a student, there are a lot of moving parts at Umatilla High School. "So I always wanted our story to be told, and it is so surreal…

Students compete in state archery competition

High School and Middle School students took aim Friday in the Washington State Archery Association tournament at Ranch and Home in Kennewick. Kids from Eatson Middle and High School arrived Friday after a long drive from the Cle Elum area.…

Kennewick house fire kills two dogs

A Kennewick family lost 2 dogs to a house fire that happened on West 6th Avenue in Kennewick Friday morning. When Kennewick firefighters arrived the fire had become more intense than they had first anticipated, leaving a hole in the…