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Home New irrigation system at Howard Amon starts with an archaeological dig New irrigation system at Howard Amon starts with an archaeological dig (Video)
If you've been to Howard Amon Park recently, you've probably seen a bunch of big holes. It's all part of a cultural resource study by the city of Richland. The city is looking to find anything of historical value. And that's not all they are doing. This project is the start to an entire new irrigation system in the park.

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Home New irrigation system at Howard Amon starts with an archaeological dig (Video)
If you've been to Howard Amon Park recently, you've probably seen a bunch of big holes. It's all part of a cultural resource study by the city of Richland. The city is looking to find anything of historical value. And that's not all they are doing. This project is the start to an entire new irrigation system in the park.
Local People living in RV on school grounds got permission (Video)
Some of you pointed out to us, an RV camped out in a parking lot belonging to Jason Lee Elementary for over a week, with people living in it! A few of you described seeing the couple watching the kids at recess. After talking with neighbors, many of you were stunned as to why law enforcement hadn't kicked them out yet. KEPR spoke with the mysterious pair as well as the Richland School District and got to the bottom of it.

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Sports Hernandez hit hard as Blue Jays rout Mariners (New) Hernandez hit hard as Blue Jays rout Mariners
Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Felix Hernandez for a career worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners that further dented Seattle's fading wild-card chances.
Sports Seahawks regain top spot of AP Pro32 rankings
Russell Wilson's clutch plays in overtime helped the Seattle Seahawks fend off Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. It also put them on top of the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.
Sports Seahawks enter bye week after OT thriller
The defensive performance Pete Carroll got from his Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl last February led to the most lopsided championship game in more than 20 years.
Sports Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4
Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night.

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National & World (New) Massive wharf fire disrupts Los Angeles-area sea ports
A fire that raged overnight on the underside of an old wooden wharf was finally quelled Tuesday but not before all container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and several in adjacent Long Beach harbor were shut down because of worries about unhealthy smoke.
National & World Judge dismisses snowboarder suit against ski area
A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport at the private resort.

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Home Home burglaries down across Tri-Cities Home burglaries down across Tri-Cities (Video)
The KEPR Crime Tracker found homes are being broken into less frequently now that we are approaching the colder months. KEPR asked Kennewick Police why this could be and what you should do to make sure you don't become a victim.
Home CBC endowments at all time high CBC endowments at all time high (Video)
Millions of dollars in scholarship money are up for grabs at CBC. The number is higher than the college has ever seen for endowments. But the problem is, students are also paying more than ever for tuition. The gap has widened and KEPR found how this impacts those looking for higher education.

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Will It Work? Will it Work? The Soda Straw Will it Work? The Soda Straw
Click on the video tab to watch as Terry Chick helps Storm Tracker Jay Frank test out a product that turns any aluminum can into a "sippy cup."

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Consumer Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.

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Technology Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

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Health Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.
Health Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
Health Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.

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Business European economic survey signals waning growth
Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

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Consumer Fight fraud with transaction alerts
You can't avoid it. Sooner or later – whether they steal your wallet, secretly swipe your card or hack a database – a crook is going to get your credit or debit card number. Chances are this has already happened to you – maybe more than once.
Consumer Sure Jell freezer jam insert -- a recipe for confusion (Video)
Home canning "newbies" are learning the hard way about the importance of having the right directions when you're making jams and jellies. Case in point, this summer's instruction mix-up involving Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, one of the most popular brands of natural thickener for making jelly and jam.
Consumer Wearable tech trend predicted to grow (Video)
You can wear them on your wrist, on your neck, and even on your face. They can help you check your e-mail, check your pulse, and check directions. They're wearable technology, and they're gaining in popularity. Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off. A lot of big companies are jumping in the game, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and maybe even Apple.