Tapteal Native Plants founder Ann Autrey and her assistant Kelsey Kelmel stand in the shade house full of plant starts, most of which will be sold at their annual fall plant sale. Autrey runs the nursery out of her multi-acre backyard, selling over 10,000 plants per year to home gardeners and professional landscapers looking to bring a touch of shrub-steppe to their landscaping. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Tapteal Native Plants offers drought-tolerant landscaping alternatives

Tucked into a pocket of West Richland is a native plant haven.It’s a nursery in Ann Autrey’s backyard called Tapteal Native Plants. Her business is a grassroots effort to raise awareness about the value of native species, as well as to supply the Columbia Basin with region-specific varieties from its unique shrub-steppe habitat. Demand for…

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Dry rivers hint at Snake River’s future without dams

Former credit union employee charged with stealing from HAPO

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Dusty Powers of Motorcycle Training Inc. in north Richland has a variety of motorcycles available for customers to learn to ride on. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Motorcycle Training Inc. fuses fun, safety and is for sale

Dusty Powers has had a love-hate relationship with motorcycles his whole life. Fortunately for local riders and those who want to learn to...

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Mini storage, apartments and more coming to the Tri-Cities

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Trios welcomes new residents, including 2 Tri-Citians

Trios Health’s residency class recently started its three-year program and includes four new family medicine resident physicians and six new internal medicine resident physicians. The...

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Hogback Development Retail

Hogback Development Co., a Yakima development company that has built several strip malls in the greater Tri-Cities, is constructing a 6,513-square-foot strip...

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