FlikrCreativeCommons James St. John Listen {RunTime 1:29} Read Pasco City Council wants to hear from the public regarding allowing Pot sales downtown. In June, Entrepreneur David Morgan asked the council to revise the city ordinance to allow for marijuana sales within the city. He currently runs a store in Spokane named Lucky Leaf. Morgan holds… Read More
Phil Ridgon Yakama Nation Listen (Runtime 2:19) Read In Richland, a Causeway that extends out to Bateman Island blocks the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima. For the Yakama Nation, this Causeway has long been an area of concern. Officials want to hear from the public about the future of access to the island. The… Read More
Listen (Runtime 1:56) Read In July, Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation declaring  September 19th through 25th officially “A Week Without Driving.” This is the 2nd annual event coordinated by the Disability Mobility Initiative. Nearly a quarter of people in Washington are non-drivers or have transportation challenges. This awareness week is about helping the Read More
Listen (Runtime 1:18) Read The Yakama Nation hosted an event  at the confluence of the Yakima and Columbia rivers  in Richland to celebrate Tribal heritage and culture. The event also focused on environmental problems with the Bateman Island Causeway.  Dori Luzzo Gilmour attended Honoring Chamna Thursday.  Chamna is the ancestral name of the Yakima and… Read More
Listen (Runtime 1:06) Read The long tradition of watching The Bard’s tales in the outdoors returns in August to two locations in Eastern Washington. Shakespeare In The Park by The Rude Mechanicals will be performing in Richland and Walla Walla. William Shakepeare’s As You Like It is a comedy that was written 500 years ago… Read More
Jaime Torres Chicano Disabled Activist Listen (Runtime 1:39) Read Residents of Benton and Franklin counties may soon  have fewer transportation options.. The Ben Franklin Transit Board, or B-F-T, willl discuss  the impacts of rolling back the taxes it collects  and putting that issue before voters in a meeting on July 13th.  The commissioners are considering… Read More
BFT Transportation Solutions Listen (Runtime 2:03) Read The Tri-cities region is on notice by state and national environmental agencies over its ozone levels. The geography of the Columbia Basin traps damaging  air pollution with hot summer temperatures. And that’s dangerous for resident’s health.   The Tri-Cities has been identified as a “Hot Spot” for ozone Read More
Franklin County Commission Meeting July 5th, 2022 Listen (Runtime 2:25) Read There was contentious dialogue at the Franklin County Commissioner’s regular business meeting in the Tri Cities this week as a Benton County Commissioner joined to discuss the purchase of the mental health and detox facility.  Benton County Commissioner Jerome Delvin traveled to Pasco to… Read More
Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton, SOS Steve Hobbs, Benton County Auditor Brenda Chilton Listen (Runtime 1:10) Read Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs is touring the state to inform citizens on what his office does and help them understand the issues facing Washington Voters.  Secretary Hobbs’ messaging about mail-in voting and the possibility of returning… Read More
Benton County Image Listen (Runtime 1:44) Read Benton County Commissioners purchased the old Kennewick General Hospital, l K–G–H building. The Three Rivers Behavioral Health Recovery Center is to become the first inpatient detox and mental health facility in the Tri-Cities. The one point six million dollars purchase of the old hospital means that Benton County… Read More
Georgia On My Mind-Margot Massey Listen (Runtime 1:00) Read In the Tri Cities, a Kamiakin High School rising senior won a statewide art award.   Margot Massey’s painting is titled  “Georgia On My Mind,” and Massey found out her work won the award when the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction shared a video about… Read More
Red cheat grass blooming between vineyard rows, Tapteil Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA, Washington Andrea Johnson Listen (Runtime 1:21) Read Red Mountain Washington is world-renowned for its wine grape production. It’s unique character made it designated as an American Viticultural Area — known as A-V-A.  And now the A-V-A Alliance is welcoming folks back to Red… Read More
Courtesy of Community In Schools Listen (Runtime 3:20) Read A controversial tax in Benton County has raised more money than expected. Now commissioners are hearing proposals from community organizations requesting funds from the Public Safety Tax. Lupes Mares runs the non-profit organization Community in Schools, and came before the commissioners this month to request Read More
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