Latest Benton County, Washington Stories
By Hagadone, Zach The Stoller Corporation, a Colorado-based environmental, waste management, remediation, and ecological services company, has been awarded a two-year, $18.5 million contract extension for management of the disposal facility at the abandoned Hanford nuclear site in Washington.
By Mary Hopkin, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 19--The Columbia River was the backdrop Friday as Gov. Chris Gregoire announced state funding for two new water supply projects in the Tri-Cities and a landmark agreement that could lead to new state water permits for the first time in 30 years.
By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- Rural communities could see improved air ambulance service under a bill introduced Thursday in Congress by Washington Republican Reps. Doc Hastings and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
By Pratik Joshi, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 16--Benton County Commissioner Claude Oliver hopes to build on the discussions he recently had in Chicago to promote nuclear energy and medical isotopes.
By Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 14--The state Department of Ecology is planning a study that will broaden a federal effort to consider new reservoir sites in the thirsty Yakima Basin.
By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 11--Tri-City fire crews are fighting two different blazes this afternoon. Benton County Fire District 1 firefighters are at the scene of a brush fire at Hover Park in the Finley area.
By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 9--WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than $2 billion for work at Hanford, including nearly $222 million more than was requested in the president's budget, has been included in the Senate's 2009 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, Sen.
A judge has denied bail to a Washington state woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman to death and then cut her baby from the womb.
By Ingrid Stegemoeller, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 26--Nancy and Charlie Young moved into their new apartment less than a week ago, but they're settling in quickly.
By John Trumbo, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 24--The fall of the gavel and cry of "sold" will mark the end of a family history at the Sal-Jo Ranch in Kennewick this week. The historic George Austin Jr.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.