The Port of Kennewick has spent nearly $450,000 to investigate and resolve a complaint against Commissioners Don Barnes and Tom Moak by Commissioner Skip Novakovich. The figure includes Barnes’ $49,000 legal bill after he was exonerated.

Port of Kennewick bill for complaint tops $450,000

The Port of Kennewick has spent nearly $450,000 to address an “anonymous” complaint against two commissioners over a land sale dispute. The costs include $400,000 to investigate and adjudicate the complaint that Commission Chairman Don Barnes and Commissioner Tom Moak violated port policies and $49,000 to reimburse Barnes’ related legal fees. An investigator concluded both…

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Bob Ferguson, a longtime Tri-Citian and former Energy Northwest and Department of Energy executive, donated $500,000 to endow a chair in energy at Washington State University Tri-Cities. (Courtesy WSU)

WSU Tri-Cities says gift will help support energy future

Bob Ferguson, a longtime Tri-Citian, energy executive and entrepreneur, contributed $500,000 to Washington State University Tri-Cities to endow a faculty, position and set the stage...

Airline veteran brings new carrier to Pasco, right on schedule

Surging state revenue should quell talk of raising taxes amid ongoing pandemic

Real Estate & Construction

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will open its $20 million Miramar Health Center at 6351 W. Rio Grande Ave. in Kennewick on May 10. The project sparked conflict at the Port of Kennewick, but commissioners agree it is the perfect neighbor to their Vista Field redevelopment. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Yakima Valley Farm Workers opens Miramar Clinic May 10 in Kennewick

Kennewick’s newest medical and dental clinic opens May 10 near Vista Field. The nonprofit Yakima Valley Farm Workers plans to debut Miramar Health...

Shop expands into spot once home to Ariel Gourmet & Gifts

Matson Development building 642-unit self-storage facility

Monthly Focuses


Tri-Cities’ diverse population continues to grow but not its income

March Madness brings out a latent desire to be No. 1. (Just missed that up here in Spokane.) While many teams have raised their hands...

Newcomers Club isn’t just for newcomers

Economically disadvantaged groups among hardest hit by Covid-19 job losses

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705 N. 62nd Ave., West Richland

Tapteal Elementary School

The Richland School District has completed the $20 million construction of Tapteal Elementary on the site of the old school that bore...

Park Place Apartments

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