Cities were reminding residents where pools, splash pads and cooling centers were available and urging people to stay hydrated, check on their neighbors and avoid strenuous activities. The National Weather Service in Coeur d’Alene said this week's weather “will likely be one of the most extreme and prolonged heat waves in the recorded history of the Inland Northwest.” Read More
By 1950, 20% of Pasco’s approximately 10,000 residents were Black, almost all living in slum conditions. Few lived in the new atomic community of Richland and none in “lily-white” Kennewick -- a fact of which Kennewick city leaders and police at the time were proud. Not only was housing segregated, but Black residents were forced to endure broad discrimination in Read More
Over the past two weeks, Inslee said infection rates have increased six-fold in Franklin County and nearly five-fold in Benton County. The main thing that could help, he said: masks. “Yes, there’s controversy, as there is in any great, noble endeavor, but the vast majority of people in (the Tri-Cities region) want to beat this pandemic,” Inslee said. Read More
Hydroplane Crew Chief “Can’t You Go Faster?” Tri-Cities First Female Hydroplane Crew Chief Leads Nationally Ranked Team By Kate Tsao Cindy Shirley’s interest in hydroplane racing started in her childhood. Her dad was a racecar driver and took her on a hydroplane, where she proceeded to ask, ‘can’t you go any faster?’ From there she… Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Eugene Astley Northwest Public Television and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak to Eugene Astley, who started his career as a theoretical physicist before moving into a… Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Bob Ferguson Northwest Public Television and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak to Bob Ferguson, a reactor physicist who started his career at Hanford. Ferguson went on… Read More
Red Mountain Trails By Sueann Ramella The owners of Red Mountain Trails had set out coffee and donuts for their visitors. Nestled between vineyards in Benton City, Washington, Red Mountain Trails offers scenic guided horseback rides with owners Teresa and Jeff Owens.  They are thoughtful people, even setting a table with cutlery for those who… Read More
‘Dentistry For Good’ Tri-Cities dentist Bart Roach decided to set up a dental clinic in El Paredon after a brief visit to pass out toothbrushes. He saw how badly people needed his help. Story reported and narrated by Northwest Public Broadcasting’s Tri-Cities reporter, Courtney Flatt. Read the full article here. Full Transcript [Announcer] In the Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY James Anderson Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with James Anderson, a chemist at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation from 1961-2012. Anderson worked in Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Robert Heinman Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Robert Heinman, he began his Hanford career as a security manager shortly after the… Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Barbara Brown Tayler Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Barbara Brown Taylor, her father was a landscape architect in the early days of… Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Catherine Borden Finley Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Catherine Borden Finley, a resident of White Bluffs, a town that ultimately became Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Steve Buckingham Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Steve Buckingham, a chemist during his career at Hanford. More Hanford History Stories Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Virginia Sather Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Virginia Sather, a Hanford support staff member for roughly 40 years. More Hanford Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY Mary Esther Lippold Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with Mary Esther Lippold, an early resident of Richland. More Hanford History Stories Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY C.J. Mitchell Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with C.J. Mitchell, who moved to the Tri Cities with his family from Texas to… Read More
OUR HANFORD HISTORY William T. Tyler Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Hanford History Partnership produced a series of stories from people who lived and worked in the Richland area during the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s operational years. In this episode we speak with William T. Tyler, a Health Physics Technician during his time at the Hanford… Read More
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