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09/22/2021   YakTriNews
RICHLAND, Wash. — Hundreds of community members came out Wednesday night to walk in the sixth annual “Take Strides to End Teen Suicide” event at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland. The event started back in 2015 after students in Richland High School’s (RHS) broadcasting class asked their school counselor about ways to prevent school suicide. After the interview, Chandra Markel,...
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
WALLA WALLA, WA – The Walla Walla Public Schools board of directors will continue its September regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021.
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
OLYMPIA, WA - Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Wednesday regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s petition for review in the U.S. Supreme Court against state law protecting Hanford workers.
09/22/2021   YakTriNews
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Following a landmark decision in the State of Washington v. Blake case—deeming simple drug possession statutes unconstitutional in Feb. 2021—Washington Governor Jay Inslee has commuted the sentences of 350 low-level drug offenders. Under the new process established by criteria decided in the Blake decision, Inslee opened a petition process to commute the sentences of people under active community supervision...
09/22/2021   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kamiakin High School will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR test, or an on-site rapid test to attend its Homecoming Dance on Saturday. The rule was publically announced on Wednesday afternoon by a social media post from Kamiakin High School. Per the announcement, this rule applies to all students, chaperones, and volunteers participating in the...
09/22/2021   YakTriNews
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09/22/2021   YakTriNews
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. — An excavator struck a bridge on S.R. 26 just west of Colfax on Tuesday, causing damage to the roadway. Luckily, it didn’t cause structural damage to the bridge, which many travel under en route to Pullman. According to a tweet by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT East), the excavator’s boom was raised while passing...
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
TRI-CITIES, WA - Visit Tri-Cities has launched their "Ales & Tails Pass", a local coupon pass, where participants can sign up to receive discounts at Tri-City breweries and restaurants where you can bring your four legged friend, aka your dog.
09/22/2021   YakTriNews
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The number of active residential listings across the Tri-Cities region is rising, but has not come close to the number from years past. Concurrently, the median price of homes in the area is up more than $80,000 from this time last year. According to August metrics from the TriCity Association of Realtors, the median sold price of...
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
PASCO, WA - Pasco Police responded to a domestic disturbance call at around 9am this morning at an apartment complex right off the 182 freeway on N 20th Avenue in Pasco.
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Pendleton, OR — The City Council approved replacement of the water booster pump station and water storage tank on the west end of Pendleton at an estimated cost of $12M.
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
If you have ever been playing down by the river, creek, or pond and found creatures. The REACH Museum said there is a learning opportunity there.
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
Kennewick Police are investigating a shooting that left one 18 year old woman dead early Wednesday morning.
09/22/2021   NBC Right Now Tri-Cities News
YAKIMA, WA - The Pegasus Project offers therapeutic horse riding sessions to people with physical or emotional disabilities.
09/16/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Amazon Inc. confirmed Sept. 16 that it will open two distribution centers, each more than 1 million square feet, on South Road 40 East, north of Sacajawea State Park in Pasco. The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business first reported the news of the massive projects in August. At the time, Seattle-based Amazon did not respond…

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09/16/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Washington State University Tri-Cities is setting up camp in Prosser.  The school has agreed to lease the closed Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center from the Port of Benton for $25,000 a year. It will use it for wine and culinary education.  The port originally built the 15,000-square-foot facility in 2014 to showcase the state’s wine industry.…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Leo Morales was pleasantly surprised Aug. 26, the day his Havana Café reopened in downtown Pasco after a three-month closure. A steady stream of customers came in for lunch, drawn by his post on social media. It was more traffic than he dared dream and validated his decision, for now, not to move Havana Café…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

A Pasco ag chemical firm is supplying the Hanford site with the ingredients it needs to bake radioactive and hazardous waste into borosilicate glass logs at the $17 billion Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant. Two Rivers Terminal delivered a 35,000-pound load of lithium carbonate to Hanford this summer, the first of what promises to be…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Modern updates have come to Richland’s famed Spudnut Shop, but not from a voluntary desire to change the space that hadn’t been remodeled since 1965. Valerie Driver, the second-generation owner of the iconic Richland restaurant, said she spent tens of thousands of dollars to update the shop after she and several neighbors in the Uptown…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Gustavo Gutierrez Gomez has left the Downtown Pasco Development Authority, the nonprofit group that operates the Pasco Specialty Kitchen, Pasco Farmers Market and puts on Cinco de Mayo, Pasco Fiery Foods Festival and more. Gabriel Portugal, president of the board, said Gutierrez Gomez departed effective July 31. Portugal praised his work but said his vision…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

Pasco company is No. 12 on Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing list Solgen Power, a Pasco residential solar sales and installation company, ranked No. 12 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list, released in August. Solgen reported 21,790% growth and was one of only 15 Washington newcomers to the list in 2021. Another 44…

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09/13/2021   Tri-City Area Journal of Business

As the Tri-Cities grapples with rising Covid-19 cases again, we’re seeing more cancellations and postponements of community events. We’ve got our own to add to this growing list. We were hoping to announce that our Senior Times Fall 2021 Expo would again be indoors, but it won’t be. For those of you who don’t know,…

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