Tri-Cities

Ore. Senate OKs medical amnesty for young drinkers

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would provide some legal immunity to underage drinkers who seek medical attention because of alcohol.The bill that only needs Gov. John Kitzhaber's signature to become…

Two Local Airmen Graduate Basic Training

Air Force Airman Michael B. Cole graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

Governor Inslee focused on education, opportunity

SEATTLE (AP) -- After meeting with President Barack Obama, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he is even more focused on increasing opportunities for working Americans.Inslee said in a conference call Friday he and the president agree: Education is one of…

Local Airman Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Cecil H. Kindle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and…

House Fire This Morning in Richland

Just before 8AM this morning, firefighters responded to a fire on the 1100 block of Birch Avenue in Richland. The fire was quickly put out, but firefighters on scene say the early notice from the neighbor significantly reduced the damage…

Kennewick Man Breaks Powerlifting World Record

A Kennewick man now holds a world record in powerlifting. Josh Spaeth squatted a record 755 pounds breaking the previous record of 749 pounds. Last weekend RAB Fitness in Kennewick hosted a power lifting event featuring 107 athletes from the…

Vit Plant Career Fair Tips For Tomorrow

The Hanford Waste Treatment Project, also known as the Vit Plant, will hold a career fair tomorrow to fill more than 200 new positions. The Vit Plant is seeking candidates for engineering, construction, project controls and other support positions. Erik…

Senator Cantwell Visits Region's Growers and Packers

Senator Maria Cantwell toured the Domex Superfresh Grower's facility this morning, her first stop before making her way to Benton City. Cantwell shared the benefits local growers and their employees should see in the coming months, since the U.S. Farm…

Day #5 Hunt Murder Trial

It is day five of the trial of a 19-year-old murder suspect. The state rested its case and the defense began calling witnesses. Josh Hunt, accused of shooting and killing Joshua Snapp last summer, took the stand today. The jury…

Markham Elementary Anti-Bullying Musical

Markham Elementary School afterschool program drama club presents "Bullies Anonymous," a musical about the hurtful effects of bullying. Students will be performing the play today at 2:45 p.m., and 6 p.m. "The opportunity to share this anti-bullying message with all…

Oregon Senate OKs Internet voting study

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Senate says the state should look into the possibility of letting Oregonians vote online.Lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would order the secretary of state to name a work group to examine the…

Oregon won't defend gay-marriage ban in lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's attorney general will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it cannot withstand a federal constitutional challenge.Ellen Rosenblum joins fellow Democratic attorneys general in at least five other states who have pledged not…

Ten Week Parenting Class Starts Tonight in Kennewick

A 10 week parenting class titled, "Parenting with Dignity", offered by Safe Harbor Support Center starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Safe Harbor Support Center, 1111 North Grant Place in Kennewick. Parents, foster parents, adoptive…

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes In The House

A Bill on the state's medical marijuana system is also heading to the Senate. Supporters say it's necessary to combine the developing legal recreational marijuana market with the medical marijuana market. Those opposed to the Bill say what it proposes…