Welcome to Richland, where the local high school's mascot killed 80,000 people

Richland, Washington, knows all about that awkward feeling.

That awkward feeling when you buy a "meltdown" at the local hamburger joint. That awkward feeling when you chant "Nuke 'em till they glow!" at a high school football game. That awkward feeling when your high school mascot is the "Bombers," whose mushroom cloud logo celebrates the deaths of 60,000 to 80,000 people.

The trouble is, Richland is divided on how to acknowledge its past. The small town played an integral role producing...

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