The Arts Center Task Force won’t build its 800-seat performing arts center at Vista Field in Kennewick. The nonprofit notified the Port of Kennewick it won’t seek to renew an agreement for 2.2 acres at Vista Field and is pursuing public funding elsewhere, possibly in Richland, instead. (Courtesy Arts Center Task Force)

Arts center group pulls out of Vista Field over funding

A nonprofit with a bold plan to build a performing arts center at the heart of Kennewick’s Vista Field has pulled out, saying it intends to pursue taxpayer funding in Richland. The Vista Arts Center vision is still very much alive, but the financial model has shifted to a public-private partnership, said Steven Wiley, chairman…

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Washington State University Tri-Cities business professor Byron Marlowe will complete research and teach in Austria as part of a Fulbright Scholar program. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities hospitality professor plans to travel to Austria for Fulbright

Instructor will research tasting offerings, pricing practices in winery tasting rooms A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor plans to travel to Austria as part of...

Family’s foundation strives to put more kindness into world

Sleepy hillside in West Richland to be auctioned for new homes

Real Estate & Construction

John Smith, left, Repeat Boutique general manager, and Gracie Glover, store manager in Kennewick, stand in front of the newest Repeat Boutique location at 5710 N. Road 68, Suite 104.

Chaplaincy to open third thrift store in Pasco

Chaplaincy Health Care’s newest and biggest thrift store will open this spring in Pasco. The Repeat Boutique will be at Sandifur Crossing on...

At Home has a new landlord in Kennewick

One Wendy’s closes, another is about to open 

Monthly Focuses

Richland High junior Ashleigh Beach practices wrapping a bandage on a fellow student during a sports medicine class. Richland School District will launch an Academy of Health & Sciences in the fall of 2020, incorporating existing courses such as sports medicine and new ones in areas such as biomedical science to help students prepare for a variety of health care careers. (Courtesy Richland School District)

Richland academy gives high schoolers head start on health care careers

Richland students will get a jump start on health care careers thanks to a new academy set to launch this fall. The Richland School District...

Q&A with Sandra Haynes

$6.5M project marries solar power, battery storage, training in Richland

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Empowerment Place at Columbia Industries

Columbia Industries, a nonprofit serving area residents with disabilities and other challenges, remodeled space to serve as a drop-in resource center for...

Courtyard by Marriott Pasco Tri-Cities Airport

Wendy’s Restaurant Pasco

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Pasco’s historic Moore Mansion sells for $2.7 million

Governor halts construction during coronavirus stay-home order

Interactive map shows how well (or not) we’re social distancing

Grocery Outlet opens in Richland

Tri-Citians urged to donate N95 respirators, food, cash. Here’s how to help

Chamber, tourism bureau offer businesses way to tell public they’re open

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