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Don’t Hide From Your Dental Problems – CBC Can Help!

I recently learned about Columbia Basin College's Dental Hygiene Clinic and think it's the coolest thing I've heard about all month.

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Express, Getty Images
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Poster of Beatles Last Concert Sells For $6,999 on eBay

A framed original poster for the Beatles’ last-ever concert at San Francisco’s Candelstick Park recently sold for an astonishing $6,999 on eBay.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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FDR Photo by Keystone/Getty Images, Truman by Central Press Hulton Archive, Hope by Hulton Archive Getty Images
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Let’s Play Celebrity Watch – Tri-Cities Style

Were you amazed when Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich graced our out-of-the-way community? Historically speaking, famous people have always passed through – beginning with Lewis & Clark and never pausing. Check out these famous names who came in the mid-20th Century:

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What’s the Worst Tri-Cities Flood You Remember?

We all remember when the Yakima River flooded Benton County last May. Some of us can go further back through our recollection to recover memories of floods in our lifetimes...

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 15 – McDonald’s Opens First Restaurant and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1928 – Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, ‘Plane Crazy’ (More info)

1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. (More info)

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You’ll Never Guess What Job Used to Require 80 Horses to Get Done

Sure, the Tri-Cities has a lot going for it, but should south Kennewick residents be called “Heavenites?” I thought that was reserved for angels...

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Photos By Bear
Photos By Bear
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Follow the Traveling Bear – Guess What’s in the WAAAM Museum in Hood River!

Bear and Mama Bear made a weekend getaway to Hood River Oregon and spent the night at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

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Tri-Cities’ Surprising Role In The Frontier Mining Industry

Did you know the mining industry supported the Tri-Cities economy in the 19th century? In school we learn that before the Hanford Project the Tri-Cities was a ranching and agricultural community, but the beef and produce went to mines in Montana and British Columbia...

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East Benton County Historical Society
East Benton County Historical Society
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Here’s What You Told Us About The Historical Photo of Kennewick

Last week, we asked you what you knew about this picture. KOOL listeners filled us in on what they knew of this shot. Thanks for your help!

  • It looks to me like it is facing east
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Flickr, Joe Brockmeier
Flickr, Joe Brockmeier
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KOOL Listeners’ Worst Winters

Two weeks ago, we showed you pictures of some of the worst winters in Tri-Cities history. We asked you to tell us about the worst winter you endured...

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Courtesy of CREHST
Courtesy of CREHST
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Who Built The First Church In Richland? French Catholic Missionaries!

According to local experts at the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST), "The famous Lewis and Clark Expedition met the Chamnapum Indians near the mouth of the Snake River in 1805. Lewis commented in his journal about the stark desert landscape and the amount of salmon that could be seen in the rivers." But what happened after that?

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