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Columbia River closed to salmon and steelhead fishing

Sep. 27, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Most of the Columbia River will close to all recreational salmon and steelhead fishing, with the exception of the Hanford Reach. The Tri-City Herald reports the closure went into effect Thursday. Bill Tweit, special assistant with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, says...

Hanford officials move nuclear waste from Columbia River

Sep. 12, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have removed the last of the highly radioactive sludge stored in underwater containers near The Columbia River. That news was released by Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday to the Tri-City Herald. Perry says the project came in ahead...

Oregon man imprisoned for Washington woman's DUI death

Sep. 11, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 12 years in Oregon state prison for killing a Washington state woman at a construction site while he was drunk driving. The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that 77-year-old Leman Bledsoe was convicted of eight crimes, including manslaughter, DUI,...

Washington state nuclear site study considers waste options

Sep. 3, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A federal government study has analyzed options for treating waste at a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reported Monday that the National Academies of Sciences issued a report concerning ways to treat radioactive material at the Hanford Nuclear...