Articles in the ‘Tri-Cities News’ Department

Pasco High School robotics class exposes to students to engineering

Apr
2014

By Veronica Sandate Craker When Pasco High student Shane Cater was told he’d be building a robot in Craig Coleman’s Robotics class, he was worried. The ninth-grader thought for sure he was going to fail the class. Cater likes playing video games, but said he wasn’t all that interested in how computers worked. “The thing […]

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PNNL leverages IT to improve employee flexibility, reduce carbon footprint

Apr
2014

By Jessica Hoefer for TCAJOB It’s hard to imagine a life unplugged. Laptops, iPads and Smartphones have changed the way we communicate and how we do business. Plane reservations can be booked from a coffee shop, and coupons can be stored on your mobile device. Subsequently, the rapid flow of information is influencing the way […]

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Confederated Tribes offer economic opportunities through new conference

Apr
2014

Cities, counties, ports and private developers have a unique opportunity to meet with big business site selectors during a May conference in Pendleton. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and its Coyote Business Park will host its inaugural SiteLink Forum May 7-9 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton. The event will include […]

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Dayton – An old-fashioned escape in Eastern Washington

Apr
2014

By Heather Villa for TCAJOB If you like towns with a surprising amount of history, visit Dayton. The small town charm is backed with a tremendous legacy. The Palus Indians Tribe, Lewis and Clark and early farmers recognized the benefits of the Touchet River Valley. The fertile area became a thriving agricultural and logging community […]

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Master Gardeners donate their time to spread their knowledge about gardening

Apr
2014

By Elena Olmstead for TCAJOB When Kay Fick moved to the Tri-Cities from New Mexico in 1999, she already had an interest in gardening. But her green thumb was placed on the back burner, behind her work and her family. Five years later, when Fick started contemplating retirement, she also decided to make more time […]

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Hanford Health & Safety Expo celebrates 20th anniversary

Apr
2014

The Department of Energy and Hanford contractors will present the 20th Annual Health & Safety EXPO May 13-14 at TRAC in Pasco. The popular event, which is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., has drawn crowds of up to 80,000 people. “This event gives Hanford a chance to share and collaborate its health, […]

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Therapeutic Innovations and Recovery chosen as Leadership Tri-Cities’ 2014 project

Apr
2014

By Veronica Sandate Craker Steve Gaulke was astonished when he discovered that Leadership Tri-Cities Class XIX had chosen his homeless shelter, Therapeutic Innovations and Recovery for its class service project. “It was overwhelming,” said Gaulke, TIR executive director. “It filled this huge gap. We were ecstatic, took a deep breath and couldn’t believe it. It […]

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Public Facilities District representatives tout accomplishments, look to future

Apr
2014

By Veronica Sandate Craker Public officials and business leaders heard from representatives of the local Public Facilities Districts during the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s March luncheon. Speakers on the panel included John Givens, Kennewick Public Facilities District board member, Fred Raab, Richland Public Facilities District board member and Matt Watkins, Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities […]

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At Startup Weekend, ideas are as varied as the participants

Apr
2014

By Elsie Puig for TCAJOB Nerves were building up minutes before the final presentations at the Tri-Cities’ second Startup Weekend, which was held in March at Washington State University Tri-Cities. Kurt Schneider paced back and forth in the hall outside the auditorium, hurriedly reading off of a paper in one last attempt to perfect his […]

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Monkey Mobile Marketing helps businesses reach customers

Apr
2014

By Veronica Sandate Craker Michael Belba and Nancy Collins have been in the marketing business for more than 30 years combined. The two own and operate Crazy Monkey Marketing out of Kennewick. “We come at this from a very long-term approach because we’re been in the business a very long time,” Collins said. “We are […]

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