Vicente Guizar Figueroa, 21, was ordered Aug. 25, 2016, to serve 50 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping of a Kennewick, Wash., family. Vicente Figueroa was one of three gunmen who forced their way into the home and ordered the father to take them to his store, Touchstone Jewelers, so they could steal the inventory. Vicente Figueroa already is serving almost 30 years in a California prison for a nearly identical crime.
The Richland City Council is meeting Aug. 26, 2016, with the trustees of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to discuss the proposed transfer of Columbia River shoreline from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to local control.
Rows and rows of RVs line up just behind some bushes near the main stage at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo fairgrounds. Many of them belong to families who are part of 4-H groups and have children who, like they were before, in 4-H programs themselves.
An official says nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated in India's remote northeast after an artificial lake created by a landslide threatened their lives even as flood water levels stabilized in the worst-hit areas of the north.
New Zealand's national airline on Friday posted a record profit thanks to surging tourism and lower fuel costs, but warned it expected increased competition from rival international carriers in the year ahead.
As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime.
A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands.
Principal Rob Phillips introduces the newest elementary school in the Kennewick School District, Sage Crest. The school, in the Southridge neighborhood, will house almost 500 students and over 70 staff members when school starts next week. For Phillips his goal is to make the school become "a second home" for those who go there.
Sarah GordonTri-City Herald
Opening of Sage Crest Elementary School
Young entrepreneurs run lemonade stand to raise money for fair, carnival admission
Jobs of NASCAR: Meet a NASCAR hauler driver and tour the 'storage space on wheels'
Kahlotus resident Mirela Haurdic tells about fire evacuation