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06/11/2021   YakTriNews
YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Greenway needs volunteers to help build a new playground to replace the historic wooden McGuire Community Playground, which has been in place for 28 years. “We are actively recruiting 1,200 volunteers over six days, three shifts a day to come help be a part of our community spirit and rebuild the playground for all of...
06/11/2021   YakTriNews
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Yakima Pride representatives delivered a new Pride flag to Central Washington University on Friday after learning their flag had been stolen and burned in an apparent hate act against the LGBTQ+ community. “It’s hurtful. It’s symbolic. It’s hateful, but we are resilient and we support each other,” Yakima Pride Vice President Joshua Hastings said. Yakima Pride delivered...
06/11/2021   YakTriNews
PENDLETON, Ore. – It’s a first for Nixyaawii Community School on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton; on June 3rd, Ryelynn Melton was crowned prom princess. “I love the sparkles, it has the corset on it, I love the sleeves, I just love the design,” Melton referred to the dress she loved so much, she sold cupcakes to afford it....
06/11/2021   YakTriNews
Happy weekend to you! Shower activity will be in and out throughout the weekend. Here’s the timing.  Tonight (Friday) will see showers rumble through the Mid-Columbia and the Blue Mountain region.  Saturday will be clear in the morning, with showers in the Yakima and Ellensburg areas in the evening.  Then Sunday, all our areas could see rain to thunderstorms rumble...
06/11/2021   YakTriNews
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06/11/2021   YakTriNews
TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Public health officials announced that four more community members from Benton and Franklin counties were lost to COVID-19 this week. Every weekday since the pandemic began, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) has provided updated coronavirus metrics for the bi-county region that encapsulated the Tri-Cities. At the height of the pandemic, we’d provide a daily update on our...
06/11/2021   YakTriNews
TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19? Want an extra $50 bucks? Here’s your chance. Starting Friday, June 11th, if you get your first or second shot at the Columbia Basin College vaccination site in Pasco you will receive a $50 dollar VISA gift card courtesy of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Washington Business, and the...
06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The Tri-Cities is becoming a center for Instagram-worthy barn-style homes after a pair of Tri-City entrepreneurs with a big social media following built one for themselves. Olivia “Liv” and Tanner Berg converted an old pole barn on their Kennewick property into a family home. The process was so rewarding – and interest from followers so…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

A Tri-Cities architectural and engineering firm was bursting at the seams when the owner’s wife spotted an obvious solution. Christelle Walker-Prickett advised her husband, Harvey, to lease space in the building he was designing for Tri-Cities Insurance Professionals in Pasco. Harvey Prickett, president and principal of Wave Companies, took his wife’s suggestion. In September, he…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

A medical office complex in downtown Kennewick is getting a makeover to appeal to tenants who do not need a hospital across the street. The Kennewick Medical and Dental Center faces the former Kennewick General Hospital across Auburn Street and provided office space for hospital-adjacent businesses such as doctor and dentist offices, a laboratory and…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The Port of Kennewick’s efforts to revitalize a stretch of the downtown waterfront are being called into doubt over a last-minute addition to the concept: low-income housing. The port wants to incorporate low-income and other supportive housing at The Willows, the 6.55-acre former manufactured home site on Clover Island Drive, near the Columbia River and…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Registration open for Fall Home Show in Pasco The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities is accepting registrations for its 2021 Fall Home Show, to be held Oct. 1-3 at HAPO Center in Pasco. Exhibitor guides have been mailed to members and previous exhibitors. Digital copies are available at hbatc.com. Call 509-735-2745. HBA members receive a…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Bellevue-based TerraPower, founded and helmed by Bill Gates to develop safe, carbon-free power, has selected a coal plant site in Wyoming for its next-generation nuclear project. TerraPower, together with partner PacifiCorp and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, announced its “Natrium” technology will be built at the site of one of PacifiCorp’s retiring coal plants in Wyoming…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The city of Hermiston breaks ground July 7 on work to extend utilities to prepare the South Hermiston Industrial Park, known as SHIP, for future tenants. At full buildout, SHIP will feature 16 parcels ranging from 1.5 to 20 acres. It is expected to attract up to $70 million in private investment with future tenants…

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06/11/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

NEW HIRES Miramar Health Center in Kennewick has announced the addition of two certified physician assistants to its team. Hiep Nguyen earned his master of clinical health services degree and physician assistant certification from MEDEX Northwest at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Seeing firsthand the hardships of a single mom emigrating to the U.S.…

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06/11/2021   YakTriNews
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — For the second time less than a week, a burning pile of hay is being investigated by Franklin County authorities. The first fire was announced by the Franklin County Fire District No. 3 on a Facebook post on June 6. Authorities say a stack of hay would burn and produce smoke for the coming days on...
06/11/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA – Next week drivers need to plan for added travel time on US 395 across the Blue Bridge due to lane closures.
06/11/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
If you plan to hit the water this summer, there are some safety tips to keep in mind.
06/11/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
FRANKLIN CO., WA - A haystack fire on the corner of Ringold Rd. and Coulee Rd. is under control and being watched closely by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
06/10/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA - The "Best Week of Summer" returns August 24th to 28th at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo!
06/10/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA - Chaplaincy Cork's Place, a non-profit organization in Kennewick, provides mental health resources, classes, and support groups for those suffering from the loss of a loved, whether by natural causes or suicide.
06/10/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
UMATILLA COUNTY, OR - Umatilla County Health Department invites all nonprofits and churches to take part in the Umatilla County Community Rewards Program and leverage existing ties in the community to help encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.
06/10/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise across the inland northwest, and a new video shows two suspects stripping a converter from a car in less than 30 seconds.
06/10/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
PASCO, WA - Pasco Police are on the case for an 8 year-old missing boy. NBC Right Now spoke with Edgar Casian's mother, Maria Quintero who says she is heartbroken and just wants her baby to come home safe.