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01/22/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
KENNEWICK, WA- Kennewick police have arrested a man for his connection to a hit and run with a stolen car Sunday afternoon.
01/18/2020
KENNEWICK, WA - Early this morning, Kennewick Police arrested a suspect accused of stealing from Goodwill.
01/18/2020
RICHLAND, WA- Over 100 supporters of the Constitution and 2nd Amendment rallied in John Dam Plaza in Richland on Saturday.
01/17/2020
According to Washington State Patrol, there have been over one hundred crashes this week in the Tri-Cities alone.
01/17/2020
If you live in Benton County, you can use this website to check the status of the roads.
01/17/2020
Two weeks ago, Liberty Christian School introduced a No Cell Phone Policy, from students’ arrival to dismissal, for the entire campus.
01/17/2020
A Level 3 sex offender is now living in Richland.
01/17/2020

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

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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01/17/2020
Firefighters are investigating an apartment complex fire in Pasco that happened early Friday morning. Pasco Firefighters and several others from surrounding agencies responded to the Stonegate Apartments on Road 68 at about 1:30 a.m.
01/17/2020
The annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show is back by popular demand at the TRAC Center in Pasco. Exhibitors include wildlife viewing opportunities to managing hunting and fishing.
01/16/2020
Passenger numbers at Tri-Cities Airport reached an all-time high in 2019.
01/16/2020
Pasco School District follows Child Care Weather Watch guidelines, which were established with the help of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
01/15/2020
Kennewick Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly raping an elementary school-aged girl he knew.
01/15/2020
A man who has committed heinous crimes in multiple Washington state counties appeared through video conference in Franklin County court Wednesday for the first time.
01/15/2020
This year, up to 50 young people in the Tri Cities will experience their first psychotic episode.
01/14/2020

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

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
The 4th Annual 21st Century Student Art Showcase is now open to the public at Educational Service District 123 in Pasco.
01/14/2020

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

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

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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