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It's a beautiful evening at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo but some people say they wouldn't set foot on the rides. They question just how safe it is to ride a ferris wheel that's here today and gone next week. KEPR looked into safety inspections on these portable rides.
Hanford Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower
The U.S. Department of Labor says Washington River Protection Solutions violated federal rules by firing the worker after she raised questions about safety. The company says her concerns over environmental issues did not play a role in her termination.

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Local How safe are portable fair rides? (Video)
It's a beautiful evening at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo but some people say they wouldn't set foot on the rides. They question just how safe it is to ride a ferris wheel that's here today and gone next week. KEPR looked into safety inspections on these portable rides.
Hanford Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower
The U.S. Department of Labor says Washington River Protection Solutions violated federal rules by firing the worker after she raised questions about safety. The company says her concerns over environmental issues did not play a role in her termination.

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Sports Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself Seahawks' Schofield out to prove himself
Seattle Seahawks defensive end O'Brien Schofield is more determined than ever to prove himself after what he calls a "crazy" offseason.
Sports Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3
Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.
Sports MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts
An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

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Consumer McDonald's confronts its junk food image McDonald's confronts its junk food image
McDonald's has launched a campaign to shake its reputation for serving cheap, unhealthy food. At a time when Americans are playing closer attention to what they eat, the company is trying to sway public opinion.

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Technology No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook
At a time when just about everyone and their mother is intent on publicizing the newest generation's early years on social media sites, an increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children's photos off the Internet.
Technology Government wants to make cars talk to each other
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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Health Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing
For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone's five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives.
Health Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Health Study questions need for most people to cut salt
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health - and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

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Business Bank of America reaches $17 billion settlement with US
Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Business Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers
Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.
Business Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
Business Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades
Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks

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Consumer Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.
Consumer Raw pet food diet increases the risk of food poisoning in the house
Some people like to feed their pets a raw food diet. They think it's better for them.

The Food and Drug Administration recently warned that serving raw food increases the risk of food poisoning – for both the people and the pets in the family – unless you are very careful.