Washington wineries shipped nearly 1 million fewer cases in 2020, but the news wasn’t as bleak as it seemed. Four in 10 wineries posted growth and there were other causes for celebration as the industry worked through a wine and grape glut. (Courtesy Washington Wine Commission)

2020 wasn’t a great year for Washington wine. Or was it?

 Northwest wine economist Chris Bitter painted a bleak picture when he recapped the state of Washington’s $8.4 billion wine industry in March. The state’s wineries shipped almost 1 million fewer cases in 2020. All sales channels – to consumers, to retailers, to distributors – fell in 2020, according to Bitter, of Vancouver, B.C.-based Vintage Economics.…

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Aaron Brink got into beekeeping when a hive made its home on his property. Today, Brink’s Bees manages 45 million bees in 200 Tri-Cities hives and provides pollination services as well as honey. (Courtesy Brink’s Bees)

Beekeeper pollinates Northwest crops, sells varietal honey

Aaron Brink In just a few short years, Aaron Brink went from an annoyed homeowner, frequently stung by bees while mowing,...

Will Washington’s new capital gains tax affect you?

L&I focuses on farm safety with new enforcement team

Real Estate & Construction

Jennifer and Jacob Hamilton stand with their children, Cylee Wood and Liam Hamilton, in their airy bardominium or shop house (“shouse”) in a pole building near Benton City. They love the low cost and spacious surroundings. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Pole buildings get new life as unique, affordable homes

The Tri-Cities is becoming a center for Instagram-worthy barn-style homes after a pair of Tri-City entrepreneurs with a big social media following built...

Kennewick medical office complex gets makeover

Tri-Cities loses TerraPower advanced nuclear plant to coal site in Wyoming

Monthly Focuses

Richland-based Isoray Inc., which makes Cesium-131 pellets to treat prostate cancer, has raised more than $50 million in supplemental stock offerings as it looks to expand to treat brain, head and neck, skin and other cancers. (Courtesy Isoray)

Isoray raises $50M to expand Cesium-131 cancer treatments

Lori Woods Isoray Inc., the Richland company that makes radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer, has raised more than $50 million...

Manufacturing in the greater Tri-Cities is solid but hardly diversified

Q&A with Mark Schuster

Building Tri-Cities

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Miramar Health Center

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has completed Miramar Health Center, a $20 million, 40,000-square-foot medical and dental clinic adjacent to Vista Field...

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