Latest Benton County, Washington Stories
By Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 22--Michelle and Larry Smith took a step last week they thought they'd never have to take again when they walked into the Kennewick Food Bank looking for a few staples to stretch their limited family budget.
By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 20--The Department of Energy has determined that its Rattlesnake Mountain land is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places because of its tribal history.
By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 17--More than 88 percent of 11th-graders in Washington have passed a high-stakes test in reading and more than 90 percent have passed in writing, an important step toward earning a high school diploma.
By Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Dec. 15--A Kennewick woman who ran an unlicensed day care has been charged with leaving four young children home alone while she ran errands for at least an hour. Kristeen M. Kappenman, 43, has been sent a summons to appear Jan.
Researchers are studying a colony of bats that live in an underground concrete structure at the Hanford nuclear reservation in hopes of determining how to provide a new home for them once the structure is demolished.
By Kaylani Evans, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 8--Schools closing and temperatures rising signal the unofficial start of summer. And so does the opening of the area's outdoor swimming pools. Richland, Pasco, Kennewick and Sunnyside open their pools Saturday.
Scientists Wednesday began studying the 9,300-year-old remains of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America - and focus of a long legal battle between researchers and Northwest Indian tribes.
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