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Protesters call for opening businesses, schools

PASCO - You could say he was preaching to the choir. Patriot Prayer front man Joey Gibson of Vancouver provided the keynote address at a two-hour-long protest that attracted more... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Police respond en masse to commissioner's home

PASCO - A large police contingent responded to Franklin County Commissioner Lowell "Brad" Peck's posh, riverfront home Tuesday, Nov. 24, after peaceful protesters showed up and... — Updated 11/25/2020

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Franklin County certifies election results

PASCO — The Franklin County Canvassing Board rejected several ballots since the Nov. 3 general election en route to certifying the final tally today, Nov. 24. Following a meeting... — Updated 11/24/2020

Law enforcement steps up seatbelt patrols

PASCO — Law enforcement covering Franklin County ar stepping up the "Click it or Ticket" campaign this week in advance of Thanksiving. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Washington State Patrol and Pasco Police Department... — Updated 11/22/2020

Connell man remains in jail

KENNEWICK — A Connell man is still being held in the Benton County Jail on $43,000 bond for several alleged crimes Andy Arnonld Guzman-Gonzalez, 22, was booked in the Benton County Jail on Nov. 13, police records show. He is... — Updated 11/22/2020

Gov. Inslee orders new shutdowns effective Monday

OLYMPIA — Calling the current status of the coronavirus outbreak the "third wave," Gov. Jay Inslee ordered more shutdowns this morning, Nov. 15. Indoor service at restaurants and bars is prohibited from midnight Monday through... — Updated 11/16/2020

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Oregon Gov. Brown orders "two-week freeze"

UMATILLA - Tri-City area residents won't be likely be headed to Oregon anytime soon to dine in their favorite restaurant or have a drink in their favorite watering hole. That's... — Updated 11/13/2020

Gov. Inslee calls on travelers to quarantine 14 days

OLYMPIA — A day after Gov. Inslee told residents to have virtual Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations this year, he issued a travel advisory calling on travelers to quarantine 14 days. The governor’s advisory also suggests... — Updated 11/13/2020

Governor, first lady call for residents to have virtual holidays

OLYMPIA — The governor and his wife tonight called on state residents to forgo Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with family this year. Speaking together from a couch, Gov. Jay Inslee said we’re “going to have to... — Updated 11/12/2020

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WIAA delays start of winter sports

RENTON — The pandemic has struck another blow to local athletics. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Assiation voted to delay the start of winter sports to Feb. 1, 2021,... — Updated 11/22/2020

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Connell's Radke signs with Eagles volleyball

CHENEY – Connell volleyball standout Alyssa Radke of Mesa was one of four players to sign letter of intent to play for the Eastern Washington University volleyball team on the... — Updated 11/12/2020

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Robust remote testimony to look forward to in 2021

There’s no other way to say, 2020 has been just an awful year. It is difficult to believe anything good can come from this mess but I’m really excited to see that one silver... — Updated 11/22/2020

All-mail election needs immediacy

If we can provide it, maybe we should return to polling place voting Over the last few months, all eyes have been on Washington’s 16-year-old vote-by-mail system. National media has been holding it up as an example of what... — Updated 11/13/2020

Basin City toy drive kicks off

BASIN CITY — The community has launched its annual toy drive to help indigent local families with children through the Christmas season. A collection box for “gently used” toys is located at Farm and Home Hardware, 50 N.... — Updated 11/24/2020

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