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01/14/2022
PASCO - Before dawn broke this morning, there was a failed attempt to steal the drive-through ATM at STCU Pasco. STCU notes that ATMs are built to be indestructible, which is why attempts to steal them are often unsuccessful.
01/14/2022
The Benton County Sheriff Foundation nonprofit hopes to purchase a Kevlar vest for K-9 officer Sable.
01/13/2022

The largest fitness centers in the Tri-Cities are seeing mixed results on membership numbers since getting the green light to reopen after initial Covid-related shutdowns. At a time of year when gyms tend to see a boom of interest from those with a “new year, new me” mentality, CBRC Health & Wellness Clinic in Richland…


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01/13/2022

The upside-down economics of the pandemic are driving the Tri-Cities into something of a quandary. Record job development coupled with a severely constrained supply of homes for sale means it will continue to be difficult to buy a home. But it isn’t impossible, and the situation isn’t a crisis, according to industry leaders. “A crisis?…


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01/13/2022

Providing legal counsel to criminal defendants and other low-income people facing court proceedings has always been a challenge in the Tri-Cities. Heavy caseloads, low pay relative to private practice, the lack of a local law school and now Covid-19 has not made it easier. But with 2022 now in full swing, the Offices of Public…


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01/13/2022

Tim Arntzen, chief executive officer of the Port of Kennewick, is seeking $225,000 and to have performance reviews amended as a bitter dispute over a farmworkers clinic extends into its fourth year. Matthew Crotty, a Spokane attorney representing Arntzen, served the port with a notice of a tort claim on Jan. 4. In it, Arntzen…


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01/13/2022

This new year begins under the maddening cloud of Covid-19, omicron edition, but color us optimistic at the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. Several high-profile projects to boost community pride, property values and economic development are on the horizon. In Richland, the Washington Army National Guard building, a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot readiness center at Horn…


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01/13/2022

After two years of Covid-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than $8.6 billion in unrestricted cash reserves. These funds – a historic surplus by any measure – can boost our economy and improve our quality of life…


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01/13/2022

The first order of business for the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature should be to replace the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed.  Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature wisely postponed implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program,” but it is beyond repair. It is…


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01/13/2022

Kennewick Albertsons to become a Safeway Planning is underway to turn the Albertsons store at 5204 Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick into a Safeway store. A commercial alteration permit recently filed with the city of Kennewick indicate the “banner flip” won’t add any square footage but about 184 linear feet of non-load bearing partitions. A new…


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01/13/2022

This year’s inductees to the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame will be honored at a Jan. 19 dinner and ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Pasco. In its 22nd year, the Hall of Fame honors Mid-Columbia farmers, families and agribusiness leaders in Franklin County and its neighboring counties. The new inductees…


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01/12/2022
Benton County, WA - Following the passing of House Bill 1223, all law enforcement officers must wear a body cameras while on duty.
01/12/2022
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly re-imagined Spread Game tour to the Tri-Cities. The show will be at the Toyota Center and Arena on January 23rd at 3:00 PM.
01/12/2022
KENNEWICK - The Support, Advocacy and Resource Center is holding their annual Shine the Light on Human Trafficking Awareness Walk this Friday, Jan. 14. The walk across the cable bridge is in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, featuring…
01/11/2022
Schools in the Tri-Cities and Yakima are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Students returned to classes for the first time since winter break and the number of cases per week are high.
01/11/2022
WASHINGTON STATE - Local nonprofit Mirror Ministries is working to provide a safe place for sex trafficking survivors by making their vision of a restoration home a reality. Esther's Home is on track to become the first living facility with…
01/10/2022
Tri-Cities - Since the start of the pandemic, many productions around the world have had to take a backseat while the continue to figure out how to safely entertain again with COVID-19 protocols.
01/10/2022
YAKIMA & TRI-CITIES, WA - Local school districts have been seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases and have been experiencing staffing shortages.
01/10/2022
Tri-Cities, WA- The hit History Channel show, 'Forged in Fire' has been running for 8 seasons now.
01/10/2022
PASCO - A 16-year-old male was found dead near a construction site in Pasco on Saturday morning. A passerby reported the incident to the Pasco Police Department after seeing the teen, who was not dressed for cold conditions.
01/10/2022
RICHLAND - The African American Community, Cultural, and Educational Society (AACCES) is hosting an art show this Friday, Jan. 14, in partnership with DrewBoy Creative to highlight African American contributions and art from around the Pacific Northwest. From 4 p.m.…
01/07/2022
PASCO - Tyson Foods donated over 16 million pounds of protein to fight hunger in 2021, equaling around 64 million meals and an approximate $36 million value. Plant communities nationwide received donations through food banks, pantries and hunger relief organizations,…