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Richland Tumbleweeds owner Keith Moon recently announced plans to raise food prices before the end of the year to offset the higher minimum wage requirement taking effect Jan. 1. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Minimum wage increase likely means higher costs for consumers

Tri-City fast food restaurant owners say there’s no way to avoid raising prices when the latest minimum wage increases kick in at the start of 2020, requiring workers be paid at least $13.50 an hour. “Anybody who thinks that prices aren’t going to go up, you’re fooling yourself,” said Tom Tierney, owner of the Tri-Cities’…

Local News

The city of Richland has identified several projects aimed at improving traffic congestion along its north-south routes. The top-ranked project involves eliminating traffic signals along Highway 240 for ramps, overpasses and underpasses. (Courtesy WSDOT)

Swapping signals for ramps may be best pick for Richland gridlock

Richland council to review final traffic report at Dec. 3 meeting Richland is close to deciding the best way to improve traffic flow and reduce...

Candy Mountain may be Washington’s newest wine region

Tri-City hotel mogul buys Kolzig mansion for $3.5M

Real Estate & Construction

Pasco investors recently spent $3.9 million to buy the 102,000-square-foot Tri-City Herald building on 333 W. Canal Drive in Kennewick. They plan to transform the downtown building into multi-tenant office space. (Courtesy SVN Retter & Co.)

Downtown changes coming with sale of Herald building

It took almost eight years and a lot of on-again, off-again negotiations with different prospective buyers, but the Tri-City Herald building in downtown...

City hopes new police station will anchor future growth

Pioneering Pasco farming family says it’s time to sell

Monthly Focuses

Columbia Center mall opened in fall 1969 with 55 stores, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and much fanfare. (Courtesy Columbia Center)

Mall celebrates 50 years of success amid changing retail market

Columbia Center continues to welcome new tenants, hopes to fill vacancies around perimeter of property Vintage advertisements once touted the Columbia Center mall as the...

Five reasons why women should work in the construction trades

Top Tri-City jobs vary wildly by county

Building Tri-Cities

Rosetta Assisted Living,
5921 Road 60, Pasco

Rosetta Assisted Living finishes two new memory care buildings

Rosetta Assisted Living has built two memory care assisted living buildings at 5921 Road 60 in Pasco. The new buildings are across...

Brantingham Industrial Park completes phase VI

Benton County opens new public services building

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