Articles by Elsie Puig

Elsie Puig is a freelance writer and web designer. She has a strong background in digital marketing communications, copywriting, and social media. Her passion is using web technology and strong messaging to help small businesses meet their goals. She is currently pursuing her online MA in Web Design and Online Communications from the University of Florida. She lives in Richland with her husband and two children.
Last year, the state of Washington became a pioneer in the justice system by being the first state to train, license, and regulate legal technicians. This new breed of legal professional are trained and licensed to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in Washington.

Washington becomes first state to license legal technicians

In May of 2015, Priscilla Selden of Wenatchee and others passed an eight-hour licensing exam, moving one step closer to becoming the first Limited License Legal Technicians in the country. The state’s new Limited License Legal Technician is a new professional designation that authorizes them to advise clients and file documents in family law court…

Ashby Law

Family law attorney’s compassionate approach garners national attention

Family is important to Scott Ashby, owner of Ashby Law. It’s the main reason he decided to leave a comfortable position as a high-stakes corporate litigator at an international law firm in Phoenix, Ariz. and move to the Tri-Cities to start his own practice. [blockquote quote=”It’s not about how big we can get, it’s really…

Northern Pacific Railway's Toy Train Christmas

Take a trip to the North Pole on the Northwest Pacific Railway

This holiday season rekindle the longstanding fascination of toy trains and locomotives at Christmas during the Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas event in Toppenish. [blockquote quote=”We have over a hundred volunteers to help make this happen.” source=”Judy Boekholder, event organizer for Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] The popular event is in its…

Mini Maker's Faire

Local makers and tinkerers converge at Barnes & Noble’s Mini Maker Faire

There’s a maker movement gaining momentum in the Tri-Cities and it was never more apparent than on the first-ever Mini Maker Faire put on by Barnes & Noble in early November. The event was open to all ages and allowed participants to interact with the local maker community through product demonstrations, learning sessions, and hands-on…

Tri-Cities Community Health

HRSA grant allows TCCH to continue with renovations and expansions

Tri-Cities Community Health is expanding services and renovating its facility, with the help of a $1 million grant awarded by the Human Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although the renovations and building improvements started with savings from TCCH, the grant will allow the health center to finish…

Tri-Cities Community Health

TCCH awarded grant to offer consumers free help enrolling for health insurance

Tri-Cities Community Health has received a $25,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to offer health insurance eligibility assistance and enrollment guidance to the uninsured or who need to apply for reenrollment. The service is free and open to everyone. [blockquote quote=”… we help everyone, at no cost at all, they don’t have…

Shoppers checking out the wares at Beaver's Bark in Richland.

Holiday shopping opportunities abound at local small businesses

It may be a couple of weeks before the Christmas shopping season truly sets in, but local retail districts and small businesses are already kicking the holidays into high gear hoping to attract shoppers with a slew of shopping events and promotions. On the first weekend of November many local stores held open houses to…

Ghosts of Franklin County lecture draws a packed house at Franklin County Historical Museum

Ghosts of Franklin County lecture draws a packed house at Franklin County Historical Museum

Bob and Renee Chamberlain, nationally renowned ghosthunters, drew a standing room-only crowd to the Franklin County Historical Museum as part of their Ghosts of Franklin County lecture and tour. The Chamberlains are founders of Northwest Paranormal Investigations and the couple travels throughout the Northwest giving lectures on ghost hunting and paranormal activity. The Chamberlains have…

DryFalls is the greatest known waterfall on earth.

Visit a unique geological formation in the heart of the Mid-Columbia

[blockquote quote=”The visitor center is here to tell the story of the catastrophic Ice Age floods that occurred in Northeast Central Washington.” source=”David E. McWalter, an Interpretive Specialist at the Dry Falls Visitor Center” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] To get a rare glimpse into the Mid-Columbia’s unique geological history look no further than the Dry Falls —…

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