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Battelle gives $300,000 to set students on science careers

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.

Local

West Richland turns to voters to save library

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.

Elections 2016

Tri-Cities GOP Women endorse incumbents

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.

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Elevate Your Life offers air show rides to kids

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.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
Elevate Your Life offers air show rides to kids 1:26

Elevate Your Life offers air show rides to kids

24 Hours: Scientist studies fungi, aims to make a difference 1:34

24 Hours: Scientist studies fungi, aims to make a difference

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At Camp Trios, fun is in friendships and connection

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Dog, missing for almost seven years, reunited with owners in Texas