A pair of planes fly past Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. affiliate, on property leased from the Port of Pasco. Scott Musser and other business executives who have invested in buildings on land they lease worry a new airport leasing policy could affect the terms of their agreements. Business owners say airport lease changes could chill investment. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Business owners say airport lease changes could chill investment 

Some of Pasco’s most prominent business owners could delay investing in hangars and other facilities at the Tri-Cities Airport over a proposed lease policy driven by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Port of Pasco is formalizing some aspects of its existing lease policy, which governs how port-owned land on the airport is leased – and…

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Underground Creative of Kennewick provided a rendering of what Fresh Leaf Co.’s new logo and sign would look like on its new building. (Courtesy Fresh Leaf Co.)

Fresh Leaf Co. puts down new roots in Richland

 A forced move amid a pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise for one Kennewick restaurant. Fresh Leaf Co. is moving to Richland with...

U-Haul’s yearly move-out report shows surge leaving Washington state

Spelling out beneficiary designations key to ensuring assets go to right place

Real Estate & Construction

Little Badger Map

Badger group is $600K away from key land deal

The all-volunteer group that developed the popular hiking trails on Badger and Candy mountains is $600,000 away from repeating its magic on Little Badger Mountain.  Friends of Badger...

Queensgate is developing quite the burger Habit

Popular Tri-City vacation destination sees demand for high-end homes

Monthly Focuses

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory materials scientist Curtis Larimer led a research team to develop ElastiDry Protective Coating. He presented the invention at the National Labs Accelerator Pitch Event in December. ElastiDry is a liquid-shedding substance built into latex and nitrile materials that retains durability and repellency even when stretched, which will add a layer of protection to medical PPE. (Photo by Andrea Starr / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Business leaders help PNNL pitch invention at national competition

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory invention won top honors at a recent national pitch contest, thanks to its water-repellent qualities and a little help from...

Kennewick seniors celebrate Covid-19 vaccine’s arrival

Q&A with Michele Gerber, Ph.D.

Building Tri-Cities

702 The Parkway, Richland

702 The Parkway, Richland

A partnership between Prospere Ventures, Booth and Sons Construction and Reed Kinney of Porter’s Real Barbecue has completed construction of a 5,400-square-foot,...

Horn Rapids Landfill Scale House

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New $22M Trios birthing center speeds up plans for recovery center

Gourmet cookie shop coming to Richland 

Jersey Mike’s opening first Tri-City sub shop in Richland


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