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Highway Speed Limit May Soon Be 75 mph in Mid Columbia

A bill in Olympia to raise the highway speed limit to 75 miles per hour has support in the state senate. The increase would not be mandatory, it would merely give WSDOT permission to raise the limit in certain areas if they chose to.

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Best Swim Lessons for Babies in the Tri-Cities

It's time to start thinking about swim lessons and cleaning up the backyard pool. If you're the parent of a baby, summer is always a mixed blessing because the fun brings added danger. One option is to teach your baby to swim

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Why the Impending Drought Is Going to Ruin Summer

Snow pack experts are warning the Cascade Mountains don't have enough water to meet demands this summer. Snow pack is like a water savings account. When it melts slowly it provides water all year. When it melts quickly there will be none left by late summer and fall. The beautiful, dry spring we've had spells trouble.

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Seattle’s “UP” House Goes to Auction Friday

Edith Macefield owned a "hold-out" house in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood until she died in 2008. Offered a million dollars for her tiny home, she declined and a five-story commercial building went up on all three sides of her property. Sandwiched between an L.A. Fitness and a Trader Joe's, she earned the love and respect of Seattle for her steadfast commitment to die in her own home.

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Moses Lake Man on Xanax Is Worst Burglar Ever

TJ Harman of Moses Lake was sentenced Monday for burglarizing a neighbor's house. If there were a checklist of how to rob someone, I think he forgot every single one:

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Husband of Samantha Noethe Explains Why He Abducted Her

Kennewick police have released more details about the Walla Walla woman who was attacked and dragged out of her car in the WinCo parking lot.

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Worst Polluters List Includes Pacific Northwest — You’ll Never Guess Why

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon, Idaho and Washington are 7th, 8th and 9th on "per capita emissions." That makes us some of the worst polluters of air in the nation. Here's the surprising reason why:

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Washable Maxi Pads Causing Furor Among Tri-Cities Women

Local women are upset about a Tri-Cities business who allegedly stole their money and never delivered on the washable maxi pads promised.

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Dozens of Items Still Have No Starting Bid in Online Auction!

Our sister site SeizetheDeal.com has an incredible online auction live right now that ENDS FRIDAY! Dozens of steep discounts on local products and services are available for bidding. Check out some of the incredible items with still no starting bids:

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Sword Play on the Rise in Mid Columbia — Do You Do It? [POLL]

 

Walla Walla Parks & Rec is now offering fencing classes to children ages 9-17. Maybe it's just me but I've seen a significant rise in the number of people doing some sort of sword play in the Mid Columbia in the last few years.

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Burbank Woman Owes $2.6M in Taxes + $2.5M in Possible Fines

The U.S. District Court in Spokane found Maria E. Townsend of Burbank guilty of tax fraud last week for her electrical contracting business Townsend Controls Inc. in Pasco.

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Is It Fair for All of Washington to Pay for New Bridge in Richland? [POLL]

I've got really conflicting feelings about plans to build a new bridge to connect Duportail Road in Richland. It would bridge "old Richland" with Queensgate and the rest of "new Richland" as well as West Richland. But should Pasco, Kennewick (and the rest of Washington state) be asked to pay for it?

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