Local & Regional

Local Wanapum Dam crack to cost $60M+ Wanapum Dam crack to cost $60M+
The Grant County Public Utility District received an estimate on the cost Tuesday. The estimate includes fracture investigation, spillway repairs, fish passage modifications, shoreline protection and power supply costs.
Local Rate of rare birth defect remains high in Benton, Franklin Counties Rate of rare birth defect remains high in Benton, Franklin Counties
The Washington State Department of Health has released new data showing anencephaly is more than four times more common in a three-county area including Benton and Franklin Counties than the national rate. The department will create a committee to continue the investigation into the unusually high rate.
Local Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.