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Woman accused of raping teen says she may have been drunk

TRI-CITIES — A woman accused of raping a teenage boy claims that she may have been drunk when it happened.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

Woman drowns after being pulled under ship in Columbia River

FINLEY — A 46-year-old woman died when she went to rescue her daughter on the shores of the Columbia River in Finley.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest

State releases funds for 3 drought-relief projects

OLYMPIA — Washington state ecology officials are sending emergency funds to support three drought-relief projects.Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon says they’re moving quickly to support critical water supplies for communities, farmers and fish.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Northwest

7 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK — Seven people in Benton and Franklin counties have been confirmed to have West Nile virus.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Tri-Cities florist declines settlement offer in gay wedding case

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Tri-Cities florist has declined state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s offer to settle a discrimination case involving flowers for a gay wedding.

Date: 02/20/2015 | Northwest

Poultry quarantine lifted in southeast Washington

OLYMPIA — The Washington Agriculture Department has lifted a quarantine that restricted the movement of eggs, poultry and poultry products in parts of southeast Washington after avian flu was found in two Benton County back yard flocks in December.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Northwest

Benton County inmates on way out get help with health plans

RICHLAND — The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.

Date: 12/14/2014 | Northwest

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