Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rhetorically attacked the Muslim American parents who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week and criticized him while telling the story of their son, who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Battelle, which operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the Department of Energy in Richland, Washington, is donating $300,000 for STEM learning. Grants will go to schools, including Delta High School and the Finley School District; to LASER to update science kits used in Tri-City and Mid-Columbia schools; and to help MESA interest Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanic/Latino students in science. LASER also will help teachers implement Next Generation Science Standards.
West Richland, Washington, is asking voters to support a levy in the Nov. 8, 2016 election to save the city’s branch of the Mid-Columbia Libraries. The West Richland Mid-Columbia Library will run out of money next spring. The West Richland Library is in crisis because it is funded by a tax on home telephones.
The Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick will get a Broadway-style theater and other amenities if voters approve a sales tax hike. The sales tax proposal would expand the facility and add 2 cents to the cost of a $10 purchase in Kennewick.
Tri-Cities Republican Women have endorsed Reps. Brad Klippert and Larry Haler for separate Washington Legislative District 8 seats. Rep. Mary Dye is endorsed for Legislative District 9 and Rep. Terry Nealey is endorsed for Legislative District 16. U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse also received an endorsement.
Modesto, Calif., Girl Scout Troop 3380 always was, and always will be, “Kristen’s troop” – even now that its 12 members have graduated high school. Kristen Machado formed the troop in 2003 and led it for nine years. Seven of those, she also battled sarcoma cancer – a fight she lost in October 2012.
Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Saturday.
Wendy Sanchez, 13 of Kennewick, had never been in a plane before today. Now, thanks to Elevate your Life, she can say she has done a few barrel rolls and even a loop or two in one. The program, part of the Ryan J. Poe Foundation, offers flights to essay contest winners. Wursten is flying in the 2016 Hapo "Over the River" airshow that is Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 1:30 along the Columbia River.
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