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.
The Umatilla City Council will consider an ordinance to ban camping outside of established campgrounds to address what city officials say is a growing problem with homeless people camping in the city.
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.