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PNNL in Richland detecting nuclear explosions around the world

Our national security depends on developing better ways to detect nuclear explosions with increased sensitivity. At the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, researchers are advancing the science and technologies to meet this challenge. They work with colleagues around the world to deploy technologies to ensure that we can detect and characterize suspicious events.

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Trump’s EPA pick gets a boost but is still opposed by Senate Democrats

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environment Protection Agency got a lift Monday when the chair of a key Senate committee declared that the Oklahoma attorney general had been “comprehensively vetted,” and was in need of no further questioning. Democrats, however, are still trying to derail the nomination of Pruitt, who has filed numerous lawsuits against the EPA while taking contributions from oil and gas companies that benefit from his litigation.

Technology

Arizona texting while driving ban likely for teens only

A renewed effort to ban texting and driving in Arizona amid a national movement to enact tougher distracted driving laws has run out of steam three weeks into the Arizona Legislature's 2017 session, leaving only a watered-down version of the legislation that would affect teenage drivers.

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Trump pledges huge tax cuts for business

Opening his first official week in office, President Donald Trump pledged to cut taxes "massively" for businesses and scale back on imports.
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Trump pledges huge tax cuts for business 1:34

Trump pledges huge tax cuts for business

VIDEO: Pasco police offer humor with report 1:00

VIDEO: Pasco police offer humor with report

Pothole repair plans in place in Kennewick 1:36

Pothole repair plans in place in Kennewick

2017 Polar Plunge in Kennewick 3:37

2017 Polar Plunge in Kennewick