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Gay wedding florist case heads to Washington court
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:41:16 -0800

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — Lawyers for Washington state and a same-sex couple have told a Benton County Superior Court judge that businesses in the state can’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. The case involves a Richland, Washington, flower shop. Barronelle Stutzman and her shop, Arlene’s Flowers, are being sued for refusing to sell […]

Circuit courts in Arkansas owed millions in fines
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:59:27 -0800

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Millions of dollars in fines, costs and restitution from felony criminal cases are owed to circuit courts throughout Arkansas.

Gay wedding florist case in Washington court
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:57:34 -0800

Lawyers for Washington state and a same-sex couple have told a Benton County Superior Court judge that businesses in the state can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. The case involves a Richland, Washington, flower shop.

Caroline County woman helping to look for info on missing Marine
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:19:23 -0800

FEDERALSBURG — After a chance meeting, a Caroline County woman is helping a woman on the other side of the country fight to bring home her Vietnam War veteran brother’s remains from where they lie on

Things To Do This Weekend, December 20th-21st
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:12:20 -0800

If you're looking for things to do this weekend… here's an extended list featured from Wake Up Northwest Saturday. 

2nd Motion Hearing in Richland Florist Discrimination Case
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:38:14 -0800

Lawyers for Washington state and a same-sex couple have told a Benton County Superior Court judge that businesses in the state can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Pharmacy technician accused of stealing medication
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:30:12 -0800

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police in Kennewick, Washington, arrested a pharmacy technician accused of stealing at least 17,000 pills while working at a Walgreens store.The Tri-City Herald reports 32-year-old Marianne Folk pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree theft at a Thursday court appearance in Benton County.

Holiday travel construction schedule releaded
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:32:20 -0800

The Highway Department said drivers can expect to see less construction during the holidays.

Federal judge tosses Green Power exec Michael Spitzauer’s request to toss charges
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:52:28 -0800

A federal judge dismissed Michael Spitzauer’s argument that dozens of charges filed against him should be dismissed because the Yakima and Benton county jails improperly recorded calls between him and… Click to Continue »

Man, woman found dead in Kennewick, Wash., home
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:27:32 -0800

Benton County officials say a man and a woman found dead in a Kennewick, Washington, home may have died from inhaling toxic fumes.