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You Can’t Visit Tri-Cities’ Most Significant Cultural Attraction — It’s Underwater

Imagine allowing the ground under the Eiffel Tower to get soggy and tip over. Or the Roman Colosseum getting washed out. Or the Great Wall of China end up at the bottom of a river...

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You’ll Be Able to Dive to See the Titanic in 2018! But It will Cost you…

Titanic. I mention the iconic ship, and I'm pretty sure that visions of Jack and Rose have popped in to your head. "I'm the king of the world...

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Today I Learned: Doolittle’s Raiders Were From Pendleton!

After Pearl Harbor the U.S. wanted to retaliate against the Japanese so stunt-plane pilot Lt. Col. James Doolittle was tapped to figure out how to get the bombers there (he had a reputation for crazy antics)...

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Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
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1948 Yakima, Columbia River Flood Did $50 Million in Damages

The history of the Yakima River flooding spans many decades, but the 1948 flood that included the Columbia River was one of the biggest. This picture is from 6-7 years ago, from Benton County Emergency Services.

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Merriam-Webster Has a Surreal Choice for Its 2016 Word of the Year

This was a very fitting word to describe the last 12 months.

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New reward offered in 8-year-old pipe bomb murders (Getty Images)
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Family Hoping BIG Reward Will Help Crack Two 8-Year-Old Murder Cases

8 years ago, Bill Walker, who was 69 at the time, was killed by a pipe bomb in Moses Lake. Now, his family has teamed with Crime Stoppers, and hoping a $10K reward will breathe new life into this unsolved murder, as well as another similar crime hours later.

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Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers Richland’s Sewage Plant?

Who remembers when there was a giant waste treatment facility on George Washington Way at the entrance to Richland? I don't know when it disappeared, but I think it was sometime between 1990 and 2000. Anyone know?

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Throwback Thursday: The Health Spa That Killed Its Patients

About 100 years ago there was a sanitarium -- a type of health spa for people with minor mental health issues -- in Olalla, Washington, that used fastingĀ as a way to fix people's health.

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10 Movies to Watch on 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

With the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor on Wednesday, here are 10 movies that you can watch during the anniversary.

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Tri-Cities Airport’s Equipment Issues Slowing Holiday Travelers

This morning may have been the worse time ever to have equipment malfunction! This morning at the Tri-Cities Airport, equipment failures caused serious delays to travelers getting carry-on bags through TSA screening...

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Who Remembers When Leonard Nimoy Acted in Moses Lake?

It's really exciting when a celebrity visits your small town, but Leonard Nimoy didn't just visit, he starred in a play at Big Bend Community College.

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Benton County & Benton City Are Named After a Complicated Man

It's kind of annoying living in Benton County because nearly EVERY state has a Benton County. Do you know why? Because a man named Thomas Hart Benton was an American hero and few people today know anything about him...

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