Author: Subhadip Modak

Subhadip Modak is a Digital Media Publisher & Freelance copywriter. He has been working in the publishing industry for over 5 years now, holding various positions at different publishing houses worldwide. His work experience includes managing marketing campaigns, content development, & website maintenance for various industries including Healthcare, IT, Finance & education.

Gonzaga University is planning five in-person commencement ceremonies this year. The Spokesman-Review reports the outdoor ceremonies are scheduled for May 8-9 at Union Stadium, the Mead School District’s new 4,500-seat venue just north of Spokane. Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh said the college was given guidance for in-person ceremonies as part of Phase 3 of Washington’s coronavirus reopening plan. Gonzaga’s graduations were rescheduled and reformatted last year due to the pandemic, taking place virtually over the Labor Day weekend. This year’s commencement ceremonies for the School of Law and graduate programs are thus far scheduled for Saturday, May 8, the university announced Monday.…

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Family, friends, and community members are rallying around the family of 18-year-old Eli Barajas-Diaz, who passed away in a tragic car accident at the Road 68 exit of I-182 on Monday. A GoFundMe organized by Morgan Rosenthal will benefit Eli’s family as they make final arrangements and plan a celebration of his life. As of the time of this article, over $24,000 has been raised by community members who want to support the young man’s family and friends as they say goodbye. That’s approaching five times the organizer’s goal of $5,000 in just 23 hours as of the time of this article.…

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A priest who served two churches in the Tri-Cities was arrested Wednesday after a woman said he raped her at his home. Rev. Tomas Vazquez Tellez, 49, is accused of third-degree rape with an aggravating factor of being a person of trust. The Kennewick Police Department said a woman reported to another priest within the Yakima Diocese that Vasquez had raped her after a dinner at his home. The woman then reported it to the police, a decision, according to diocesan officials, made with their full support. Vasquez resigned as pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in April of 2020 and began…

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The Selah Aquatic Center is celebrating the grand opening of its brand new 7,000-square-foot facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The aquatic center has a lazy river, a six-lane lap pool and a flat 4-foot deep area for water exercise and swimming lessons. It’s located at 214 S. 3rd St. “Whether you’re a competitive swimmer, an avid water aerobicizer, or you’re just looking to have some fun—we’ve got something for you,” the aquatic center’s website says. Scott Willey, the Selah Aquatic Center’s manager, said over 200 people showed up for the first daytime open swim session from 1 p.m.…

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Four people including a 3-year-old child were stranded in the middle of the frigid Cle Elum Lake after their boat was submerged in the water. According to a social media alert from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, a Kittcom report claimed that a group was stranded on the cold water of the lake in upper Kittitas County around 1:23 p.m. on June 30, 2022. Just moments later, one of the subjects who was stuck in the lake called 911 to report their party of two adults, a teenager and a 3-year-old were stuck in the water after their boat sank. They…

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Investigators believe speed was a likely factor in a crash that killed three high school students on Bainbridge Island Tuesday night. Police said crews responded about 9 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash in the 11000 block of Sunrise Drive. The vehicle was traveling south, then left the roadway and struck several trees before rolling over. The three teens inside — 14-year-old Marina Miller, 16-year-old Hannah Wachsman and 14-year-old Hazel Kleiner — died at the scene. All of them were students at Bainbridge High School and starters on the Bainbridge High School JV volleyball team. “They were wonderful, vibrant young women full of hope…

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The AMBER Alert has been canceled. Emaleigh Paier and Liam Hogan “have been located and they are safe,” Richland police report. AMBER Alert: Emaleigh Paier, 13, and Liam Hogan, 7Silver 2011 Chevrolet Equinox with sunroof, license plate: BWM7177Missing: Liam Hogan , 7Missing: Emaleigh Paier, 13AMBER Alert: Emaleigh Paier, 13, and Liam Hogan, 7 RICHLAND, Wash. — An AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday morning for two children who went missing after leaving their Richland home Tuesday night. The Richland Police Department was searching for a 13-year-old girl who took her parents’ car without permission and drove off with her 7-year-old brother,…

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Employees, and security at the Hanford reservation are on high alert over reports of a possible active shooter in the East building near the center of the site. A representative from the U.S. Dept. of Energy confirmed the investigation is active, and that employees are currently in lockdown. As of Noon on March 1, Hanford Patrol has not found any evidence of shots fired in their facility. Still, personnel from building 2750 E have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution as the search continues. An emergency text message alert issued to employees at the site was obtained by KAPP KVEW.…

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The Benton County Coroner and investigators have identified the woman whose remains were pulled from the Columbia River as 34-year-old Brandy E. Ebanez. Her last registered residence was in Kennewick, police say. Her cause of death has not been confirmed yet as the Benton County Sheriff’s Office conducts a thorough investigation and searches for any more details about the events leading to her death. If you have any information to contribute, you’re urged to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (509) 735-6555. Don’t forget to cite Case No. 22-24275 to help them categorize your call. UPDATE at 5:00…

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A 15-year-old boy accused of accidentally killing his cousin while shooting at another teen in the parking lot of Zaepfel Stadium is facing charges for second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely said the incident began as an altercation between the teen and an 18-year-old student enrolled at Eisenhower High School, with about eight other teens gathered around to watch the fight. “This 15-year-old decided to escalate the violence to gun violence and guns are final: you don’t come back from those,” Seely said. Seely said the teen was aiming for the 18-year-old, who ended up with…

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