KEPR is looking into the impact of an oil spill in the Yakima River that traveled as far as Prosser. Wildlife was affected. Today ecologists in Pasco gave Justin Lum a look into the process of cleaning 70 oiled birds that survived.
Relay for Life live interview
A group of humpback whales basking under the Northern Lights has been captured on camera by Norwegian TV. The video was filmed off the coast of Kvaløya (Whale Island) near the city of Tromsø.
Used to getting a pint when you buy ice cream? You may have to reduce your expectations: many are now just 14 ounces. Hood ice-cream sandwiches used to be packed 12 in a box. Now you get 10 for the same price. Companies often blame the rising cost of labor and ingredients for that kind of downsizing. But Consumer Reports says that it’s a way for them to raise prices, too, without being noticed.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has special meaning for one Tri-Cities salon.
Columbia Basin College is offering a faster way to earn a degree through their Competency-Based Education Program.
An energy summit at The Reach informed students about energy efficiency and different resources.
More than 500 students turned out for Construction Career Day at the Benton-Franklin Fairgrounds.
A young man suspected of involvement in a Pasco nightclub shooting was back in court Tuesday morning.
With shorter days and cooler temperatures just before us- so is the cold and flu season. However, you can head into the cooler seasons well prepared. KEPR has the details.
Benton County is facing a class-action lawsuit.
The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter says they always see a sad trend for the months of September and October..an increase in stray animals.
A cat formerly known as Enterprise Middle School's crossing guard...is back in the spotlight.
Congressman Dan Newhouse is drafting a bill that could protect Washington state's agriculture producers from economic disaster.
Trailhead Park is a hot spot for hikers, so much so that it's created parking problems.
With the start of warm jacket season may come with the comfort of getting employment for the holidays for some Tri-Cities residents. KEPR has an image of some hiring trends we can expect to see locally.
A Burbank family is okay after escaping their burning home this afternoon.
Kennewick School District's Mid-Columbia Partnership supports families with educational opportunities and resources.
A small French bulldog was not intimiated by two bears that got a little too close to her owner's house.
Fabric steamers are useful time-savers that can spiff up your wardrobe and refresh your curtains. Like irons, they used to take 2 full minutes to heat up. Now some go from zero to steam in less than 30 seconds and come with accessories to dewrinkle more efficiently. Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.
Red Mountain Trails in Benton City offers trails on horseback, wagon rides and much more until the end of October.
As Hermiston's population continues to grow, schools are quickly reaching capacity. Hermiston School District leaders are considering asking voters to approve a bond that would help pay for expansion projects and possibly a new elementary school. KEPR spoke to district leaders and learned adjusting to overcrowded classes isn't easy.
KEPR is continuing to follow the trial of a Pasco woman accused of murdering her mother. Tashia Stuart's case has been in court for a month now.