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24 HOURS: Farmworker labors for family in 6 a.m. hour (with video)

Julio Gutierrez is a second-generation Larsen employee

He picks asparagus and also works in the scale house

Gutierrez is a father of three who works hard to make a better life for his family, he said

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4 challengers vie for Newhouse’s seat in Congress

Dan Newhouse, Clint Didier and Doug McKinley offer voters three very distinct choices in the race to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District. The top two finishers in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. Aug. 2 is the deadline to return ballots.

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TEDxRichland to feature scientists, innovators, writers, artists

Nearly a dozen scientists, writers, innovators and others will speak during the first TEDx conference in the Tri-Cities. TEDxRichland is set for Sept. 17 at the Uptown Theatre in Richland, Washington. The conference also will include pre-recorded Technology, Entertainment and Design videos, performances, demonstrations.

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Kennewick woman’s body found in Yakima River at White Pass

A Kennewick woman’s body was found Saturday afternoon in the Yakima River near milepost 175 of Highway 12 at White Pass. Yakima County sheriff’s deputies responded about 2:25 p.m. to a citizen report and found the body on the river’s edge in about four inches of water, according to a news release.

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Meals on Wheels menu for July 25-29

Call for reservations the day before between 9 a.m. and noon: Richland, 509-943-0779; Kennewick, 509-585-4241; Pasco, 509-543-5706; Benton City, 509-588-3094; Prosser, 509-786-1148; Connell, 509-234-0766. For more information, go to seniorliferesources.org.

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Feral cats win in Benton City pet election

Benton City staged a tongue-in-cheek election to raise money to sterilize feral cats. The results are in. The new “mayor” is a donkey named Ellie May. Six cats have been neutered so far. A beer-sipping cat named Charlie is the new liquor control officer.

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Gubernatorial candidate rallies Republicans in Kennewick park

Bill Bryant, Republican candidate for Washington governor, and Rep. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside headline a rally at Kennewick’s Columbia Park to get out the Republican vote in Washington’s Aug. 2 primary. The top two finishers in the primary races will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. Ballots are due by Aug. 2.

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Huge Richland water slide ‘a step up’ from slip-and-slides

More than 3,000 people showed up to bask in the sun, enjoy food and live music for Slide the City’s Richland event, the first of its kind to ever hit the state of Washington. The slide’s top started at Thayer Drive and continued down Lee Street, just about a block away from the Albertsons store, where more than 10 vendors set up shop.

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Slide the City

Have you ever felt like sliding down Lee Boulevard in Richland? What about on a tube? Today lots of participants got the chance to with Slide the City, tickets are still available for purchase and the event continues till 7 p.m.

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24 Hours: School bus driver with 30 years on the job loves kids because she’s a ‘kid at heart’

For more than 30 years, Rhonda Crater has driven Columbia-Burbank School District students to and from class, to games and matches, on field trips and to special events. Each child gets a personal greeting as they board the bus.
Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
24 Hours: School bus driver with 30 years on the job loves kids because she’s a ‘kid at heart’ 1:45

24 Hours: School bus driver with 30 years on the job loves kids because she’s a ‘kid at heart’

Slide the City 1:12

Slide the City

"Partners and Pals" summer campers celebrate with a "Fun Day" thanks so sponsors and volunteers 1:05

"Partners and Pals" summer campers celebrate with a "Fun Day" thanks so sponsors and volunteers

Meet Prada, a terrier pit bull mix available for adoption. 0:49

Meet Prada, a terrier pit bull mix available for adoption.