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01/22/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
West Richland Police Department is offering classes to help raise your children. The police department has provided funding for "Parenting with Dignity" seminar for more than two decades.
01/21/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Kennewick Police's K-9 Officer Bear has returned to work after having ingested meth while helping serve a search warrant on January 14.
01/21/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
The Kennewick Police Department is welcoming their newest member: K-9 Ivan, a 2-year-old German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic.
01/21/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
01/21/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Pasco School District has twenty three schools, just over two thousand employees and more than nineteen thousand students. With that many students to transport to from school, the district in the need for bus drivers.
01/20/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
UPDATE- 1/22: A tense Pasco City Council Meeting led to a 4-3 vote rejecting the City of Pasco to sell land to Catholic Charities for a homeless housing project.
01/19/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
RICHLAND, WA- The Psi Nu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha a historically black sorority is holding a shoe and eye glasses drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Richland. This is part of their annual MLK Day of…
01/19/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA- Kennewick police have arrested a man for his connection to a hit and run with a stolen car Sunday afternoon.
01/19/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
FINLEY, WA - Benton County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who they say was driving recklessly this morning.
01/18/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
YAKIMA, WA - A man is behind bars after someone woke up to find him allegedly standing in his living room.
01/18/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA - Early this morning, Kennewick Police arrested a suspect accused of stealing from Goodwill.
01/18/2020   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
RICHLAND, WA- Over 100 supporters of the Constitution and 2nd Amendment rallied in John Dam Plaza in Richland on Saturday.
01/17/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Wave Division Capital to buy company’s Washington operations for $1.4 billion Frontier Communications customers may submit comments to state regulators on the proposed sale of the company. The company announced in May 2019 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its operations and all associated assets in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana…

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01/17/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Pasco and Richland are beginning the new decade with new mayors, while Kennewick opted to retain its veteran. The three city councils each voted for a new mayor and mayor pro tem at their first meetings in January. The three cities have a council-manager form of government. The councils elect mayors to serve two-year terms…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

MOD Pizza confirms it will open its second Tri-City location this summer.  MOD, specializing in made-to-order pizza and salads, will be one of three businesses housed in a new strip mall taking shape in the parking lot of Columbia Center mall, the region’s largest retail center.   Charlotte Wayte, spokeswoman for Seattle-based MOD Pizza, said the chain will lease 2,500-square-feet and…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Advanced technology helps architects better communicate with clients By Natasha Nellis The flood of technology over the past 10 years has changed the day-to-day operations of Inland Northwest architecture firms, and up-and-coming technology advances have the potential to change the industry even more, experts say. A growing industry of design and building information modeling software,…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Steve Lee is probably the only small business owner in the Tri-Cities who isn’t complaining about government regulation.  Well, he’s not complaining about the rules governing his newest venture, Green2Go Wellness, the CBD retail and delivery business he opened in the former Franz Bakery Outlet, 419 W. Columbia Drive, in December.  That’s because Lee and his wife, Jessie, also operate Green2Go Recreational, a legal cannabis retailer with stores in…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Employers might be tempted to take a wait-and-see attitude toward Washington’s new overtime rules that will dramatically increase pay for some salaried workers.  Unlike the new minimum wage rate and paid family leave, which took effect on New Year’s Day, the overtime rules don’t change until July 1. Between now and then is the short…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Columbia Industries has added another business to its portfolio of profit-making enterprises to support its mission to serve hundreds of Tri-Citians with disabilities.  The Kennewick nonprofit announced it purchased Harmon Express, a Lewiston, Idaho-based FedEx Ground independent provider. The deal closed on Nov. 10. Terms were not disclosed.  Harmon Express is now rebranded as CI Express Inc. and services delivery routes in Pullman, Moscow,…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The Tri-City Development Council is expected to name a chief executive officer to succeed its longtime leader Carl Adrian by the end of January.  The TRIDEC search committee interviewed five candidates and narrowed the field to two finalists by early January.  It was expected to make a final decision on Jan. 9, after the deadline for this edition of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. The online version of this story…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

By LoAnn Ayers Census 2020 is unlike any of the 23 that came before it. For the first time, in addition to mail or phone, people will be able to respond online from any device. The U.S. Constitution requires this once-a-decade snapshot of how many people live in each community. A high response rate means…

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01/14/2020   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Lamb Weston Inc., the Northwest potato giant with a substantial Mid-Columbia footprint, reported significant revenue growth in a quarterly report released in early January.  It also suggested it could be on the cusp of announcing a new production facility.   Eagle, Idaho-based Lamb Weston (NYSE: LW) reported net income of $140.4 million on more than $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, which…

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