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07/05/2022   YakTriNews
QUINCY, Wash. — Anyone near the Frenchman Coulee climbing area in Grant County must evacuate immediately as emergency responders rush to the scene to combat a wildfire that was reported on Tuesday evening. According to an emergency alert from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Level 3 evacuations are in effect for the Frenchman Coulee area (21935 Vantage Road SW) as...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
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07/05/2022   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — It’s been over five months since a structure fire in Historic Downtown Kennewick destroyed multiple apartments and businesses. “We stood outside and watched our businesses burn and get drenched with water and then we went to sports page and sat there and had breakfast and continued watching,” Cynthia Mosley-Cleary said. Mosley-Cleary remembers the cold, February morning like...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
GRANDVIEW, Wash. — Family members and law enforcement agents are searching for 10-year-old Samuel Uribe, who has been missing from his home in Yakima County since July 2, 2022. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Samuel is a Hispanic boy from Grandview listed at five feet tall and weighs approx. 100 lbs. He has black hair,...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
YAKIMA, Wash. — School’s out, the sun is shining and families across Yakima are looking for things to do. Why not enjoy a movie or concert in the park? The City of Yakima is hosting family-friendly outdoor movie screenings and several concert series spanning the middle of the summer. Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson says the city is excited...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Despite the arrest of their accomplice, two suspects in a string of car prowls and thefts remain at large in the Tri-Cities.  One of the crimes was captured by a Ring surveillance camera, which police hope will help them identify their remaining suspects. According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department, the vehicle prowls...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
SEATTLE, Wash. — Neither the Seattle Seahawks nor the Portland Trail Blazers are for sale, Jody Allen declared in an effort to deter rumors and public offers to buy two of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent sports organizations. The public statement was published on the morning of July 5, 2022, re-affirming her commitment to building winning products in the Pacific...
07/05/2022   YakTriNews
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — What began as a celebratory Fourth of July evening ended with disaster when a Walla Walla home and car caught on fire, accumulating $150,000 in damages. According to a release by the City of Walla Walla, crews from Fire Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched to a residence on the 2000-block of Glenn Erin Drive for...
07/02/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
A low-pressure storm from British Columbia is coming into our area bringing Thunderstorms into the Blues around 4:30 p.m.
07/01/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Wash. - Several laws took effect Friday July 1 in Washington ranging anywhere from new gun laws, to new court guidance for protection orders and price increases for license plates.
06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco Police called two C & E Trenching employees 'hometown heroes' for containing a house fire before officers arrived Wednesday.
06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
PASCO, Wash. -- A pick up truck was driving east on Three Rivers and Rd 76 when it was hit by another car and rolled over.
06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
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06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
RICHLAND, Wash. -- NASA Astronaut Kayla Barron talked with Washington River Protection Solutions employees today.
06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. --
06/30/2022   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Press Release from the City of Kennewick
06/17/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Port of Kennewick celebrates launch of Vista Field redevelopment of former airport.

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Pam Lewison is of two minds when winter gives way to spring. She’s thrilled by the sweet smell of freshly plowed fields, the green fuzz in the orchards, the newborn livestock. She’s less thrilled by the daunting challenges facing Washington agriculture in 2022. The state’s 35,300 farms and ranches collectively raise more than 300 products.…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

By Derek Sandison When it comes to growing food, it all starts with the weather. No doubt, the weather is having a substantial impact on agriculture of late. In 2021, the lack of spring rains and low soil moisture resulted in difficult growing conditions for dryland agriculture, leading to a reduction in wheat yields of…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

By Mary Coffman Like all agricultural producers in the state, Washington’s wine grape growers have faced myriad challenges since the onset of the pandemic. Tasting room closures, hot temperatures, wildfires, inflation. “It won’t go back to what the market looked like prior to Covid,” said Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Wine Growers Association.…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Washington state saw the value of agriculture exports increase by more than $1 billion in 2021. There’s a big asterisk tied to the impressive $7.7 billion figure for agricultural products originating in Washington. “Be clear that while values are up, volumes are predominantly down,” said Rianne Perry, manager for international marketing at the Washington State…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

It’s hard to say how 2022 will play out for Washington’s cherry growers. “It’s always a weather-vulnerable crop, and there are many ways the cherry crop can be sabotaged by weather,” said Jon DeVaney, president of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. “The joke is that cherry growers don’t have to travel to Las Vegas…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

So many variables can send farmers’ careful preparations sideways. It’s been a common refrain this spring among leaders at many of the state’s commodity groups. Shipping delays affecting the export market. Inflation gobbling up profitability. The war in Ukraine creating market instability. Unpredictable and unseasonable weather. Despite the challenges, potato growers are ready to produce…

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06/13/2022   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

By Jared Balcom Despite all the changes the nation has experienced over the two-plus years of this pandemic, the U.S. potato industry remains as committed as ever to fighting for federal policies that protect our businesses, our families and the communities we support.  Years ago, when I first attended the potato industry’s leadership development course…

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