Health

Summer Record for Electricity Use Broken 3 Days in a Row!
It's. Been. HOT! But you knew that. But you may not have know that the Bonneville Power Administration's record for peak summertime electricity consumption three days in a row! Due to temperatures in Portland and the surrounding areas being over 100, the air conditioner use has skyrocketed…
Two New Harry Potter Books to Be Released This Fall!
Lumos! Accio book! Wish it would be that simple to get my paws on the new Harry Potter books scheduled to come out this autumn. That's right, Potterheads, there are TWO new Harry Potter universe books coming out! On, Oct. 21st in conjunction with the British Library's 'Harry Potter: A…
Weird Ways to Soothe Your Sun Burn
The sun is hot. Skin burns. We all know this. But every year we head out to catch some rays and either by missing a spot, staying out too long, or just plain skipping the sun screen, we get BURNT! Most of the time I just slather on the aloe drink water, and if it's REALLY bad, take a few ibuprofen, …
Health Inspections: How Did Your Favorite Tri-Cities Business Score?
There are 7 local restaurants that had too many red marks on a recent health food inspection and have to be reinspected. The Health Department says that any business that gets more then a score of 25 red marks on an inspection basically fails and needs to be inspected again until they receive less t…
City Water Near Spokane Contamintated from Air Force Base
Residents near Spokane in Airway Heights have been told not to drink the city water because it was contaminated by chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base nearby. Recent groundwater testing showed levels of perfluorooctanesulfonic and perfluorooctanoic acid concentrations that were higher then …
New Law Protects Pregnant Women Rights in Washington State
A new law just signed by the Governor of Washington State protects pregnant women's rights in many different ways. The new law, Senate Bill 5835 does many things but mainly makes "guaranteed scheduling flexibility for prenatal doctors’ visits, readily accessible drinkin…
WA Toddler Catches Rare Disease From Raccoon Poo
A toddler in King County has been diagnosed with a very rare disease that you can only get from raccoon droppings. Known as the Baylisascaris infection, it is caused by microscopic roundworm eggs found in the droppings of raccoons according to news reports...
Woman with Hantavirus Died at Trios in April
Earlier is was reported that a person in Franklin County had Hantavirus and now we know that person died at Trios Hospital in April according to news reports. The unidentified woman died on April 25th and they are still waiting on the pathology report to tell them cause of death...
Prosser Makes Move for More Marijuana… With a Catch
If you've been wine tasting in Prosser you've may have noticed a little shop called Altitude. No, it doesn't sell wine made from grapes grown at high elevations, it's a retail marijuana store. Since retail sales of Mary Jane have been legalized in Washington, retailers in cities …

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