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Kennewick City Council votes no on annexation Kennewick City Council votes no on annexation (Video)
Heated testimony won over the Kennewick City Council Tuesday night in a debate over 21 acres of land. A developer is looking to turn the property inside Benton County into a single-family home neighborhood. With city sewer and water already plumbed, the next step was to seek annexation. However, they weren't expecting the reaction they received.

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Kennewick City Council votes no on annexation (Video)
Heated testimony won over the Kennewick City Council Tuesday night in a debate over 21 acres of land. A developer is looking to turn the property inside Benton County into a single-family home neighborhood. With city sewer and water already plumbed, the next step was to seek annexation. However, they weren't expecting the reaction they received.

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YouNews Windy Day in Tri Cities Windy Day in Tri Cities
This was So cool.. I was out looking for Photo opportunities to test out the new Wide Angle Lens when I saw this tornado (Large Dirt Devil Really) but I'll call it a tornado just for literary purposes.

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Offbeat Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

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Local Walla Walla man arrested after 100 mph chase Walla Walla man arrested after 100 mph chase
Oregon State Police says the 27-year-old man tried to flee a traffic stop Tuesday morning in a stolen car. Troopers caught up to him after he abandoned the car in Milton-Freewater.
Local Walla Walla police get new armored vehicle
The Department of Defense gave the city a Mine Resistent Ambush Protected Armored Vehicle for the SWAT team to use for training and during high-risk operations.
Local Wanapum Dam modified to allow salmon to pass
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Local Nuclear regulators to discuss Columbia Station in Richland
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Local Pendleton teacher's class receives national innovation award
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Sports Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
Sports Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.

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National & World Officer goes undercover as Amish woman to stop flasher
A male western Pennsylvania police officer has been dressing as an Amish woman -- along with a female officer from a neighboring department -- hoping to scare off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

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Technology Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip
Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
Technology Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace
Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

Health

Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients

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Business (New) U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
Business (New) U.S. factory output extended solid gains in March
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Business (New) China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1st quarter
China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

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Consumer Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com:
Consumer Tinted glasses for migraines?
People who get migraines are often hypersensitive to light and other visual stimuli. And it seems, the color of that light can make a difference.