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.

Shane the driver to beat heading into Columbia Cup weekend

Jimmy Shane, driver of the U-1 Miss HomeStreet Bank, is the man the H1 Unlimited field will likely be chasing this weekend at the HAPO Columbia Cup. He has won his past 12 consecutive heats and the past three national high point championships. The two drivers most poised to upset Shane are veteran J. Michael Kelly in the U-5 Graham Trucking boat and rookie Andrew Tate, racing for the U-9 Jones Racing team.

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24 Hours: Winemaking is a family affair for the Martinez family

It is a busy morning for Andrew Martinez and his family as they get their tasting room for Martinez and Martinez Winery ready for a spring barrel tasting event. In 1981 Sergio planted fields of cabranet savingon grapes, the grapes which are a year older than Andrew are still used to make the family winery's wine.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
24 Hours: Winemaking is a family affair for the Martinez family 1:53

24 Hours: Winemaking is a family affair for the Martinez family

West Richland's Kate Moran at Democratic National Convention 0:45

West Richland's Kate Moran at Democratic National Convention

Mirror Ministries on mission to stop underage sex trafficking in the Tri-Cities 1:00

Mirror Ministries on mission to stop underage sex trafficking in the Tri-Cities

Kadlec Regional Medical Center dedicates new five-level parking garage 1:42

Kadlec Regional Medical Center dedicates new five-level parking garage