Even though strikes are illegal in the state of Washington, there have been several teacher strikes throughout the years, dating back to the 1970s.
Prosser teachers will be ready to teach tomorrow morning for the first day of school. But they could also be on strike next week. Negotiations continue between the union and district as both sides try to agree on a new deal. KEPR was there for another Red Monday in Prosser with an update on the effort.
Pasco teachers will go on strike. Bargaining ended Monday at 4pm. The union says the district will not return for bargaining Monday evening or at all Tuesday.
A nationwide teacher shortage has affected local classrooms for years. As kids prepare to go back to school tomorrow, KEPR found out how many teachers still need to be hired and who will fill the role in the interim.
A driver pulling a boat was caught on camera hitting a railroad crossing arm at Van Giesen and 240 says the Tri-City Railroad Company, and they want the public's help in identifying the suspect truck.
Effective Sept. 1, state fishery managers in Washington and Oregon are rescinding a moratorium on sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River Basin.
The Pasco Association of Educators will strike Tuesday, after the Pasco School District did not offer an adequate budget.
Consumer Reports has just finished testing the latest Tesla and the Model S P85D earned the highest score of any car it has ever rated.
Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West.
Nancy Murray shares her story about the aftermath of an abortion, and how she is offering healing to others affected in the Tri-Cities.
School is set to start next week and the Pasco School District and Teacher's Union still have not reached an agreement.
Pasco police are investigating a homicide that took place early Sunday morning at Tropicana Night Club. Nineteen-year-old Eduardo Del Villar was shot multiple times.
An itchy scalp, it's the trademark of a nasty little nuisance called lice. But this year, reports of a different, more difficult to treat louse, are on the loose. KEPR wanted to know if it's something parents in the Tri-Cities should be concerned with or if it's a whole lot of hype.
KEPR is staying on top of the two accidents involving the same Richland garbage truck driver. Justin Lum learned new details about how the accident may have been prevented.
The Kennewick Police Department is having trouble finding qualified applicants for jobs.
Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling the Okanogan complex of wildfires.
Student from Jubilee Academy get feedback from three mock interviews
A community is in shock after a little girl's memorial is destroyed.
The 17 million dollar campus was rebuilt with money left over from a previous school bond
Kapowsin Meats of Graham is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork. Pork from Kapowsin has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds across Washington state.
The progress of job growth in the Tri-Cities has been steadily improving, causing our unemployment rate to drop. If you're looking for work, now is the time. KEPR found out which industries in our areas need the most help.
Tri-Cities law enforcement is teaming up to crack down on internet crimes against children. Unfortunately, our area has seen its fair share of high profile child porn cases.
Food trucks went neck and neck to become fan favorite at the Benton-Franklin Fair.
As the Richland School District prepares to open three new elementary school buildings next week, it broke ground on the next project today.
Kelley heads to a taekwondo studio in Richland to learn some martial arts and see if she can break through a wooden board!
A woman charged with raping a young teen skipped her court appearance for the second time this month.
The Red Cross relief effort for the Washington fires is about 250 strong
The Pasco Police Department is currently accepting applications for eight Police Reserve Officer openings.
A Renton house cat seems to think he's a dog, and his exploits on local hiking trails is earning him celebrity status online.
The massive fires burning in Washington state are a "slow-motion disaster," Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday as he praised crews battling the blazes that have burned an area nearly the size of Rhode Island.
You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool,but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. Consumer Reports has some tips on how to protect yourself.