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Huge Wildfire Burning Towards Vantage Threatens Big Wind Farm

The Colockum Tarps Fire is the largest burning in Washington state -- larger than the city of Tacoma.

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Flickr, Harsha KR
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Best Places to Buy Summer Melons in Tri-Cities and Mid Columbia

Last week I shared how I can't get enough cantaloupe and watermelon this summer. I'm going broke $4 at a time! I asked where the best places to buy fresh melons were and here's what you said:

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Free Fry Day Is Back in 2013 — At Wendy’s [SPONSORED]

"Free Fry Day" is a beloved Tri-Cities tradition that was retired last year -- but it's back! To celebrate the return of the Water Follies local Wendy's restaurants will offer free medium french fries Saturday and Sunday after 5:30 p.m.!

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CBC bomb threat suspect arrested
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CBC Bomb Threat Caller Arrested — Few Details Released

A suspect is in custody over the bomb threat that was called into Columbia Basin College and the business office of Newstalk 870-Townsquare media.

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Bladderpods don't exist in Franklin County
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Whoops! Endangered Bladderpod Weeds Don’t Exist in Franklin County After All

Apparently the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and numerous environmental groups did not do their homework.

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Friday Fix Is Now Half Over So Don’t Miss Another Show! ‘Not Amy’ Is Tonight 5-9 p.m.

Friday Fix is tonight at Keewaydin Park across from Kennewick High School. Tonight's band is "Not Amy" playing with a cool indie rock style. Check out the Youtube videos below for samples of their sound:

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CBC Bomb Threat Was Called in to 97.5 KOOL FM’s Front Office!

A man called Townsquare Media's front desk Thursday morning and announced there were two bombs located at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. He said the first was in the H Building and would go off at 1 p.m. The other was in a different location, and would be found after the explosion. Pasco police were notified instantly.

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Voters will be asked to expand Three Rivers Convention Center
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Tax to Expand of Convention Center Added to November Ballot

There are two large projects that will be decided by voters this year in the Tri-Cities.

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DEA seizes poppyseed crop
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DEA Seizes Poppyseed Crop from Franklin Co. Growers

Authorities continue to investigate if the poppy crop at a North Franklin County farm was used for illegal purposes.

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Armed Felon Escapes Custody — Police Search Underway

Police are searching for 29-year-old Bradley Wayne Prather on charges of possessing a firearm and escaping from community custody. Officials describe him as a violent offender.

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Franklin County Voters to Decide Fate of Fire District Levy in November

The Fire District 3 board is sending a lift lid to voters this fall.

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Washington has second highest cellphone taxes in nation
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High Cellphone Bill? Could Be Taxes – Washington’s 2nd Highest in Nation!

The Tax Foundation has released a study showing we pay the second-highest wireless service taxes and fee rates in the entire U.S.

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