Safety equipment shortage sends Hanford workers home

About 65 building trades workers have been sent back to their union halls as some work has been cut back at the Hanford nuclear reservation tank farms, a fallout of a new policy to protect workers from chemical vapors. Washington River Protection Solutions is requiring workers to wear supplied air respirators inside all Hanford tank farms in response to a stop work order issued by the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council. With too few respirators available, subcontractors have let construction workers go.

Dust Devils shut out, Spokane wins first half title

The Tri-City Dust Devils entered Monday night’s contest against the Hillsboro Hops needing a win or a Spokane Indians loss, and got neither as they were shutout by the Hops and the Indians beat the Boise Hawks. Jefferson Mejia started on the mound for Hillsboro and got nearly perfect relief pitching behind him. Adrian De Horta and Will Stillman set down all 10 batters they faced in relief for the Dust Devils.

Garden Tips: Get rid of root weevils in the garden

Root weevils are a common pest in area home gardens, but the adult weevils are seldom brought to the Extension office for identification. That is because they are nocturnal, feeding late at night and hiding during daylight on the undersides of leaves or beneath debris on the ground.

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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention by pleading with supporters to rally around Hillary Clinton in November. Hecklers disrupted much of the first day of the convention in Philadelphia, despite Sanders pleas.
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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president 3:24

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton must become the next president

Cuba 1959: Miami photographer finds 'lost' photos of the 1959 Cuban revolution 2:46

Cuba 1959: Miami photographer finds 'lost' photos of the 1959 Cuban revolution

Matt Damon brings 'Jason Bourne' to Idaho 3:25

Matt Damon brings 'Jason Bourne' to Idaho

Congressman Dan Newhouse holds election rally in Pasco 0:39

Congressman Dan Newhouse holds election rally in Pasco