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Local Inside Richland's nuclear energy facility Inside Richland's nuclear energy facility (Video)
Our local nuclear plant is in the midst of a planned outage for maintenance and refueling. Media were welcomed on a tour of the facility, giving us a closer look inside operations and how the plant remains secure amidst natural and man-made threats.
Local Pasco waiting on state to lower fluoride levels Pasco waiting on state to lower fluoride levels
PASCO, Wash -- The federal government believes there should be lower levels of fluoride in tap water. Pasco is the only spot in the Tri-Cities that adds fluoride to its drinking water, but it's not rushing to lower the amount.
Local Watering schedule for Kennewick homeowners Watering schedule for Kennewick homeowners
Homeowners should water only during their two assigned A.M. or P.M. blocks, as scheduled by the last digit of their street address (house number). Watering may be up to 30 minutes per zone, station or sprinkler.
Local Researcher says drought could get worse in Wash. state Researcher says drought could get worse in Wash. state
Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean.
Local More scrutiny for first charter school, while others apply
The state's first charter school continues to operate under careful scrutiny of the Washington State Charter School Commission, while the process for approving more charter schools moves along.
Local When in doubt, sit them out When in doubt, sit them out (Video)
It can be called a ding or even getting your bell rung, but concussions can be more serious than what we're used to thinking. Doctors are trying to change the term to be synonymous with brain injury, because that's exactly what it is.