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An emergency siren at Hanford will be tested between 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday n north Hanford along the Columbia River.
People boating on the river or across the river on the hunting area of the Hanford Reach National Monument may hear the siren. A public address system will announce that a test is being conducted.
MOSES LAKE -- Eleven more cows at a Moses Lake dairy may have bovine tuberculosis.
State Agriculture Department spokesman Hector Castro said they responded to a screening test and have been removed from the herd for additional testing to determine whether they actually have the disease.
None of 1,350 cows in the herd can be moved while testing continues. Milk from the dairy is safe because it is pasteurized.
The Steilacoom School Board voted to modify the 2012-13 school year calendar to reflect a release-time change for Wednesday, March 13. That day had been a scheduled one-hour early release day. But it also is a day for mandatory testing at the high school.
Siren tests to be prepared for a possible emergency at the Energy Northwest nuclear power plant near Richland are planned from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Sirens will sound along the Columbia and Yakima rivers. They may be heard between the Vernita Bridge and Leslie Groves Park in Richland, at the Horn Rapids Off-Road Vehicle Park, the firing range on Horn Road and the Columbia Generating Station.
Sirens will sound several times, with each test preceded and followed by voice announcements that a test is being conducted.
To help students apply for college, free workshops are being offered by the Puyallup Public Library and Kaplan, a company that sells test-preparation and other educational services.