Fifth-grader Jose Robles shakes hands with Superintendent Dave Bond of the Kennewick School District during the Amazing Shake contest at Hawthorne Elementary School in Kennewick. In this round, students had 30 seconds to make a good first impression. The seated student is Meshayla Retana. (Courtesy Jason Gradwohl)

Professionals-in-training practice poise under pressure

They worked the room like a boss. They extended their hands and gave a firm shake. They smiled and made eye contact as they introduced themselves. They asked thoughtful questions — and listened to the responses. When another person asked, “Do you mind if I join your conversation?” They replied, “Not at all. We were…

Local News

Packaging Corporation of America is set to close a deal with the city of Richland on a 42-acre site at 3003 Kingsgate Way in the Horn Rapids area. The Illinois-based company plans to build a 400,000-square-foot to 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

$1.9M land sale pending for packaging plant

A Midwest paper processing giant is preparing to build a large manufacturing plant in the Horn Rapids area of Richland, bringing with it about 150...

‘Weirdo’ publication gets new owners, publishers as it enters third year

Gesa announces merger plans with Seattle-based credit union

Real Estate & Construction

The Heatherstone Apartment complex in east Kennewick is undergoing a large remodel that will update all 455 units, thanks to a $19.8 million investment. New owners spent $41.6 million recently to buy the affordable housing complex that spans nearly 25 acres near Park Middle School. (Courtesy Security Properties Inc.)

New owners of Kennewick apartments to invest $19.8M to overhaul 455 units

A massive remodel totaling $19.8 million in improvements is underway at the Heatherstone Apartments in Kennewick, where work will continue through late spring...

Final building under construction in Grandridge Business Park

Golf coach builds classroom on the green

Monthly Focuses

Joel Watson spent a day at Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick, teaching the culinary arts, pastry and baking class to make pie crust. (Courtesy Joel Watson)

He’s just living the dream at Just Joel’s in Kennewick

By Annie Fowler Tucked away in a small building at 1505 W. Kennewick Ave. is one man’s dream. Just Joel’s, a small diner that features...

Red Mountain pioneers collaborate on Cabernet for a cause

Restaurant in heart of wine country on the market for less than $1M

Building Tri-Cities

Hill’s Restaurant and Lounge, 24 Vista Way, Kennewick

Hill’s Restaurant reopens in new building

A longtime favorite neighborhood restaurant is back in business after a kitchen fire forced its closure two years ago. The reconstruction of...

STCU opens new branch in Southridge

Smile-A-Mile Painting moves to new commercial building kn Kennewick

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