The 31st annual report is aimed at helping parents make safe decisions in holiday shopping. The report lists recalled toys from the past year, including those that researchers found may be available for sale online, and cautions consumers to watch out for recalled toys that may still be in homes. It can be found at www.uspirg.org/reports/usp/trouble-toyland-2016
Levi and Jessie Martin, of Pasco, were just one of the families who got to celebrate a new addition (or two) to their family Friday during a National Adoption Day event at the Franklin County Courthouse. Families from both Benton and Franklin Counties made adoptions official during the annual event.
Cesar Martinez started feeling ill on Oct. 1, and was taken to Seattle Children’s Hospital in mid-October after he stopped be able to walk. After spending a month in the Seattle hospital fighting a type of transverse myelitis the Pasco High School student returned home this week and is working on walking again so he can return to school and marching band.
Vince Cortese, a veteran who was a child living in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor and watched the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks unfold, tells the story of what he saw that day to dancers at Dance Connection. A few dancers from the Kennewick school will be traveling to Hawaii to perform in the 75th anniversary events.
Operation Warm, organized by the Richland Fire Department, distributed over 150 winter jackets to students at Marcus Whitman Elementary School. The program, sponsored by local business and community members, raised almost $11,500 to purchase new coats for kids at three elementary schools in Richland.
A woman died Tuesday afternoon after she was hit by a vehicle as she dashed across West Clearwater Avenue near the Sterling’s restaurant in Kennewick. She was taken by ambulance to Trios hospital and died a short time later, according to the Kennewick police.