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Richland police still seeking hit-and-run driver
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Richland Mercedes Driver Hits Skateboarder, Offers Help and Money But Won’t Stay for Police

Richland police are seeking the driver of a Mercedes Benz wanted in connection with a hit and run.

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Richland ranked highly by national publication
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‘Kiplingers’ Rates Richland As One of Best Cities in Nation for Kids!

We recently told you about a new study that listed the 10 best cities in Washington to raise a child that snubbed eastern Washington.

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Andrew Kirk
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Porcupine Lost in Leslie Grove Park in Richland

A porcupine was holding up foot traffic on the Leslie Grove Park Trail in Richland this morning around 7 a.m. It appeared to be ill.

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‘Better to Err on the Side of Caution’ Says Richland Police After False Bomb Scare Near Kadlec

Captain Mike Cobb of the Richland Police Department said Monday afternoon's bomb threat near Kadlec hospital was a briefcase full of tools for repairing a copy machine.

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Richland Plans for Kadlec Growth – Hospital Is City’s Largest Employer + No. 4 in Tri-Cities

$140 million went from Kadlec Health Systems to Tri-Cities families last year.

That's up from Kadlec's $30 million payroll just 11 years ago when it employed 740 people. Today it employs about 2,200 people -- the most in Richland's "business district" and the No. 4 largest private employer in the Tri-Cities. That's according to the City of Richland, which is doing everything it can to help Kadlec continue to grow.

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SWAT Team in Standoff With Gang Member Tuesday in Richland

The regional SWAT team was in a one-hour standoff with a dangerous gang member and sex offender in Richland Tuesday over a gun crime about two blocks from Marcus Whitman Elementary and four blocks from Carmichael Middle School

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Traffic Light Goes Out on Major Washington Highway Friday Morning, State Says They’ll Get to It Monday

A power outage Friday morning in northern Richland knocked out several traffic lights, including the one at the intersection of Aaron Drive and State Route 240. While city crews had all lights repaired by 11 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation (WDOT) said everyone was off work and the light would be fixed Monday.

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Flickr, Chris Phan
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Why Lights Were Out in Richland Friday Morning

Hundreds of residents in Richland and dozens of drivers on George Washington Way were inconvenienced Friday morning by a power outage. Officer David Clark of the Richland Police Department said something damaged power lines near the intersection of GW Way and McMurray Street. That cut power along most of GW Way.

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Andrew Kirk
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Check Out All These Bird Nests in Leslie Grove Park in Richland!

Leslie Grove Park in north Richland had only one tree blow down during the windstorm early Monday morning. Even better news, more than half a dozen bird nests appear to have survived.

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Richland’s Bicycle Polo Club Could Use a Few More Participants

I enjoyed some December sunshine on Dec. 24 with my daughter when I noticed four guys doing something truly unique. They were playing polo on bicycles in a playground! When I asked if I could take their picture they tried really hard to get me to join them! They need more participants.

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Falling Trees Create Domino Effect at Howard Amon Park in Richland

Check out these felled trees in Howard Amon Park in Richland after the Dec. 17 wind storm. I counted five fallen trees plus at least one seriously damaged. I was surprised to see three trees fallen together like dominos.

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Wind Storm Downed 10 Trees at Richland’s John Dam Plaza

The loss of 10 trees, large and small, to this historic heart of the city is catastrophic. And 10 is only the number of felled trees - that doesn't include trees that may be damaged beyond repair. Several of the downed trees are decades old.

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