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Dams drive Tri-City tourism industry

Dams along the Tri-City area rivers have helped create recreational opportunities that boost tourism and brings in nearly half a billion dollars annually to the region, according to Michael Novakovich, president and CEO of Visit Tri-Cities.

Latest forecast shows smoke worsening in some areas

Much of western Washington remained under an air quality alert Tuesday, August 21 due to smoke from major wildfires in central Washington and British Columbia. Here's the latest National Weather Service forecast.