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Despite Trump’s pledge, governors expect little federal spending on infrastructure

President Trump again said Monday he was preparing to “spend big” on infrastructure. But even as he spoke, administration officials and congressional leaders are telling governors to expect little for new federal investment in public works. Instead, the administration plans to spur public-private partnerships, such as toll roads and transmission lines, by loosening environmental reviews and removing other red tape.


Pasco Police Community Services Building holds open house

Capt. Ken Roske of the Pasco Police Department talks about the new 38,000-square-foot police station, which is more than triple the size of the department’s current space. The $8 million project has been covered by the sales tax approved by Franklin County voters in 2011.


Tri-Cities Laboratory future clouded by sale of part owner

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is acquiring Pathology Associates Medical Lab and its interests in other medical laboratories, including Tri-Cities Laboratory, from Portland-based Providence Health & Services. PAML owns a 25 percent stake in Tri-Cities Laboratory, which employs about 100.