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Pasco man wins Grammy as part of acclaimed bluegrass band

Joe Smart grew up in the Tri-Cities. He earned top honors in the Washington State Old Time Fiddler’s contest while a student at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Several years later, he swept the National Flat Pick Guitar Competition held during the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas. He’s now part of the O’Connor Band.

Hanford

Report: Hanford quality control issue had cost, safety consequences

Shortcomings in the quality assurance requirements for Hanford subcontractors on cleanup projects along the Columbia River cost taxpayer and contributed to one near-miss incident that had the potential to injure workers, said a new report. The Department of Energy Office of Inspector General looked at Washington Closure Hanford subcontracting.

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Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway

Check out the progress repair crews have made to reinforce the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway. The spillway was damaged after days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second. The first minute of the video is the aftermath and reinforcement. The last 30 seconds of the video shows the water rushing over the spillway.

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Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway

Check out the progress repair crews have made to reinforce the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway. The spillway was damaged after days of running at 100,000 cubic feet per second. The first minute of the video is the aftermath and reinforcement. The last 30 seconds of the video shows the water rushing over the spillway.
Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway 1:39

Aerial view of damage to Oroville Dam's main spillway

Sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside near Los Angeles 1:09

Sinkhole swallows two cars with passengers inside near Los Angeles

VIDEO: Man shown stealing iPad in Kennewick 0:07

VIDEO: Man shown stealing iPad in Kennewick

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen 0:47

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen