The Pasco City Council unanimously voted to allow "safe and sane" fireworks in time for the July 4 holiday. The ban was changed to create better police and fire response to calls of dangerous fireworks by letting people legally use safe ones.
A groundbreaking ceremony is May 23 for a new elementary school in West Richland. The new school will open in August 2019, but it'll serve as a swing school for a couple years before getting its own student body.
The start of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty was praised by Republican and Democrat Congressional leaders. The treaty provides flood control and hydropower benefits to Washington state.
Surveillance video shows suspects with masks and guns rob a Kirkland pot shop and force a customer to help them load up stolen marijuana. The robbery occurred at the Higher Leaf dispensary on Monday evening. The suspects are still at large.