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Local Demand for special needs teachers higher than ever Demand for special needs teachers higher than ever (Video)
The start of school required the hire of hundreds of new employees to fill all the open positions across local districts. Enrollment numbers aren't official just yet, but schools are expected to have even more kids than last year. KEPR learned special needs programs are in even higher demand than ever.

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Local Demand for special needs teachers higher than ever (Video)
The start of school required the hire of hundreds of new employees to fill all the open positions across local districts. Enrollment numbers aren't official just yet, but schools are expected to have even more kids than last year. KEPR learned special needs programs are in even higher demand than ever.
Stolen Pasco car used in Oregon semi stabbing
Oregon State Police, with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the stabbing of a commercial truck driver Monday afternoon along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Ontario. The suspect is in custody and the truck driver, who was stabbed multiple times, is being treated at a Boise-area hospital.

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Offbeat

Offbeat Laid-back Colo. burg to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town Laid-back Colo. burg to become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' town
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.
Offbeat Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart (Photo Gallery)
Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... except when it rains.
Offbeat Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota (Photo Gallery)
The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.

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Local Open house to help Hanford workers file medical claims (New) Open house to help Hanford workers file medical claims (Video)
The U.S. Department of Labor will host an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Richland, Washington, and two town hall meetings on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Spokane, Washington, to notify current and former nuclear weapons employees who worked at two covered facilities in Richland about the benefits available to them under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
Local New safety upgrades on our buses (Video)
It may not be Labor Day, but summer is officially over for students. Most Tri-Cities kids go back to school tomorrow. And the districts have been working down to the wire to improve safety on school buses.

Sports

Sports NFL takes away 2 minicamp practices from Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp.
Sports After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl
Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.

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National & World Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead' Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
National & World Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans
Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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Home Little Prosser girl needs 3rd open heart surgery Little Prosser girl needs 3rd open heart surgery (Video)
A little girl in Prosser will soon undergo her third open heart surgery at just four years old. Her family and friends say it's been miracle after miracle since the day she was born. Doctors predicted the worst but she has overcame every obstacle and can now eat, walk, and speak three languages. But now the family is faced with yet another battle.

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Consumer

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

Technology Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Technology LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs
LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology.
Technology Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits
European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.

Health

Health Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
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.

Business

Business U.S. durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent
Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from demand for commercial aircraft, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month. Outside of transportation, orders dipped.
Business Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11 billion
Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

Consumer

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.