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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Matt Damon brings 'Jason Bourne' to Idaho

Actor Matt Damon and "Jason Bourne" producer Frank Marshall walk the red carpet as shouting fans ask for selfies recently in Meridian, Idaho. The duo brought the fifth film in the black-ops thriller series to Meridian for an advance screening, and to help raise money for the local YMCA.
Darin Oswald The Idaho Statesman
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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled at Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia 0:51

Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled at Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia

Bernie Sanders supporters are restless in Philadelphia 1:44

Bernie Sanders supporters are restless in Philadelphia