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Local Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no? Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no?(Video)
Tri-Cities leaders are still making decisions about pot stores, now that the first one in our area opened in Prosser. Each city has a moratoriums in place which means no stores can open. But this is only temporary. So each city is weighing the idea of making that ban permanent, or reversing it altogether. KEPR looked at where all three cities currently stand.

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Local Pot stores in Tri-Cities, or no?(Video)
Tri-Cities leaders are still making decisions about pot stores, now that the first one in our area opened in Prosser. Each city has a moratoriums in place which means no stores can open. But this is only temporary. So each city is weighing the idea of making that ban permanent, or reversing it altogether. KEPR looked at where all three cities currently stand.
Local Students killed were not under the influence
Three Walla Walla High School students killed shortly before the end of the school year were not found to be under the influence at the time of their fatal accident.
Local OSP investigates second ODOT death
OSP is continuing the investigation into the death of a road construction worker Wednesday night at a work site on Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Boardman in Morrow County.

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Entertainment Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."

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Sports Colon overpowers Mariners in New York's 3-2 win
SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do after his attempt to toss the first perfect game in New York Mets history was thwarted.
Sports DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets 3-1 victory
Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

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National & World Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack
A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.
National & World Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
National & World Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver
A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.
National & World Wyoming cave with trove of fossil secrets to be excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

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Home Gun offender registry off to slow start Gun offender registry off to slow start(Video)
Washington was the first to create a gun offender registry. But no one seems to have heard of it. It functions sort of like the sex offender registry, but keeps track of firearm offenders. KEPR found out why it's off to a slow start.

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Consumer Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN Green Dot phasing out MoneyPak PIN (Video)
Using a reloadable debit card to send money is about to get trickier for a lot of people. The makers of one of the most popular money cards is changing the technology - and it has a lot to do with scammers who use the card for fraud.

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Technology FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.
Technology Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.
Technology Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.
Technology Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service
Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users.

Health

Health FBI issues warning about air conditioner coolant
As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market - with potentially dangerous consequences.
Health Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies
Researchers say an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Health Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people
Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
Health Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

Business

Business Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss
Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a larger than expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue.
Business GM's 2nd quarter profit falls 85 percent on recall costs
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.
Business Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division
Wal-Mart is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.

Consumer

Consumer Consumer Reports: Best buys at Costco(Video)
Costco is known for delivering quality for a good price, but not every product is a top bargain. Consumer Reports looks at which are worth getting and which should be forgotten.