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11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Someone recently traveling through the area lost something very important along the way.
11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
The 88-year-old man who Warren assaulted during this incident was in the courtroom. He provided a written statement that was read to the court, "Not only did she physically harm me, she hurt me emotionally. She stole items that cannot…
11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
"They really don't want to strike, but feel a public petition is necessary to bring to the table," Ruth Schubert, a spokesperson for Washington State Nurses Association, said.
11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA - Law enforcement agencies are searching for a burglary and assault suspect.
11/13/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police have arrested six boys they think are connected to a recent string of residential burglaries.
11/12/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
The Benton County commissioners' weekly meeting in Prosser brought up the jail transition, which led to a heated discussion.
11/12/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Pasco Police Chief Ken Roske has named Brent Cook, current Pasco Police Investigations Captain, as the new Deputy Pasco Police Chief.
11/12/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Divorce hearings continued Tuesday for Sheriff Jerry Hatcher and estranged wife Monica Hatcher, but the Sheriff was not in attendance.
11/12/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Columbia Basin College is seeking nominations for their 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award.
11/12/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
11/11/2019   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
A popular barbecue restaurant now has another location in the Tri-Cities.
11/08/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

A prominent Tri-City mansion recently sold to a local hotel mogul for $3.5 million. The new owner of the home built by hockey legend Olie Kolzig is Gurbir Sandhu, president of the hospitality group Ignite Hotels LLC. Sandhu said he intends to deed the Kennewick property to an LLC that has not yet been formed…

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11/05/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The Port of Pasco has bought 300 acres for $6.5 million to develop a new industrial park. The port finalized the deal Oct. 31, buying the property from Balcom and Moe Inc. The land is about a mile north of the port-developed Pasco Processing Center off Highway 395. “In 2018, the port sold the last…

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10/29/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Travelers can hop a nonstop flight from Pasco to Chicago starting in June. United Airlines has announced it will begin offering red-eye flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning June 4, 2020. This is the first time that Tri-Cities Airport will have nonstop connection to Chicago, and it is also the airport’s first overnight flight,…

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10/28/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

A Lep-Re-Kon Harvest Foods store plans to move into the vacant Shopko Hometown building on Wine Country Road in Prosser next year. The Prosser Economic Development Association recently announced the plan, saying it’s the company’s sixth Lep-Re-Kon store in the state. The 28,000-square-foot building will undergo an extensive renovation before it opens in 2020, said…

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10/28/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Lurene Harris Fleshman sat at a table in her garage recently at Harris Farm, looking out at the land as she pondered what it would look like filled with houses and streets. “I’m not ever gonna look again!” she said with a chuckle, before admitting that yes, she’d want to see what it’d look like…

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10/17/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Four finalists have been selected and interviewed for the Port of Benton executive director position. Port of Benton commissioners and John Hodgson from the Prothman search firm interviewed the candidates Oct. 22, but did not make a final decision. The commissioners asked the search firm to conduct additional background on the candidates. The four candidate…

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10/15/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

The Tri-City construction market continues to add millions of dollars in new projects as home and commercial lease prices skyrocket. The average Tri-City home sale price did not dip below $300,000 for the first eight months of 2019. But area real estate experts say prices could begin to level off in 2020. “I think we’re…

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10/15/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

As Tri-City home prices climb, so does their value. In the last three years, Vicki Monteagudo, broker-owner at Century 21 Tri-Cities and NAI Tri-Cities, said she’s observed a 10.4 percent home appreciation rate. “Some areas have hit double-digit appreciation in the last 12 months alone, especially in those more lower-end prices,” she said. The Tri-Cities ranks No. 8…

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10/15/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Commercial real estate agents cite years of ongoing growth for the Tri-Cities’ especially tight market today. “There’s a lot of leasing, a lot of sales, a lot of new construction going on,” said Rob Ellsworth, senior advisor at SVN | Retter & Co. in Kennewick. “Our market might even be too strong right now because…

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10/15/2019   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Transformational projects in central Richland will add new housing options, transportation routes and businesses to the city’s core. The long-anticipated Duportail Street bridge is expected to open in fall 2020. The route will connect drivers from the Stevens Drive corridor to the Queensgate Drive retail hub, and provide easier access to locations in central Richland,…

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