Latest Benton County, Washington Stories
Officials in Prosser, Wash., said the city's marmot problem has become so severe that one of the cat-sized animals invaded a restaurant. City Administrator Charlie Bush said the marmot incident Monday involved one of the burrowing creatures bursting through the door of the restaurant and being chased until it was finally cornered by employees and patrons, the Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.) reported Thursday. Bush said several people used advertising signs to make a tunnel for the marmot...
A bottle found at a dumpsite has the oldest example of plutonium prepared in a nuclear reactor, scientists announced yesterday.
By Scott Mayes By Annette Cary Tri-City Herald The plan guiding management of the Hanford Reach National Monument for the next 15 years has been approved by the regional director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Department of Energy says it has selected Mission Support Alliance LLC as support contractor at its Hanford site in Washington State. Department officials said the contract with the Lockheed Martin Corp.
By Fred O. Williams A foe of a proposed apartment complex in the Village of Orchard Park has unearthed environmental concerns about the village-owned site, which is used for waste storage by the Public Works Department.
By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 3--Dozens of species of plants that covered the Mid-Columbia before the landscape gave way to crops and manicured lawns will be grown in a new greenhouse at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
By Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The sentencing for a chiropractor convicted of having inappropriate relations with a preteen girl has been delayed two weeks. Jeffery A.
By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 24--The Department of Energy has agreed in principle with a proposal that could mean continued use of Rattlesnake Mountain for emergency and other radio communication and possible limited operation of the Rattlesnake Mountain Observatory.
By Paula Horton, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 24--Fire crews in the Tri-Cities have been busy -- and lucky. They've been able to quickly control wildfires in the region.
By John Trumbo, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 23--Vista Field's 92 acres and its airport have become a $286 million question for the Kennewick City Council. Or is it $86 million? A spirited workshop Tuesday saw two different scenarios but no decision.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.