Chardonnay harvest in the Yakima Valley brought in 45,000 tons of Chardonnay this past fall compared with 42,000 the previous year. The state boasted a record crop of 270,000 tons harvested last fall, easily eclipsing 2014’s record of 227,000 tons. (Courtesy Niranjana Perdue)

Cab reigns as king in state’s record wine grape harvest

By Wine News Service As expected, the Washington wine industry’s 2016 harvest for grapes was a record. The Washington State Wine Commission released statistics in early March, and the report showed a record crop of 270,000 tons harvested last fall, easily eclipsing 2014’s record of 227,000 tons. Leading the way was Cabernet Sauvignon at a […]

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Homeowner’s insurance might not cover theft from storage units

By Sean Bassinger Belongings stashed inside self-storage units may not be covered by homeowner or renter insurance policies if anything gets stolen or damaged. Policies that cover items at off-site storage units may have limits in place as well, according to the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. It’s good information to find out before […]

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Double Canyon hires winemaker for new West Richland winery

By Wine News Service Double Canyon plans to move into its new facility near Red Mountain in time for the 2017 harvest, and Kate Michaud will lead winemaking for the brand focused on Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills. Michaud, 43, takes over the position previously held by Jason Ledbetter. “We’re delighted to […]

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Luke Lynch, 7, of Moses Lake, plays Feb. 24 at the podium of the state Senate after a memorial resolution was read honoring his father, Kyle Lynch, who died of cancer in November. Kyle Lynch was an aide for two 13th District senators from 2003-16. (Courtesy Rebecca White of Columbia Basin Herald)

Kennewick native honored in state Senate

By Rebecca White, Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — Members of the state Senate honored a Moses Lake man who grew up in the Tri-Cities with a resolution honoring his life and work. Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, read the resolution to the Senate on Feb. 24 and along with Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, shared memories […]

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Chart course for your business to thrive for long haul

By Berta Gabbard With the new year well underway and a new administration in the White House, many business owners in the greater Tri-Cities area are looking to maintain their stride as we see how the markets respond and evolve. Several owners I work with are actively pursuing plans to grow or retool their companies. […]

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Lynx Healthcare recently completed the remodel of the clinic formerly known as Pinnacle Pain Center at 741 W. Hood Place in Kennewick. The clinic was remodeled to make room for primary care programs as well as chiropractic, massage and pain management services. (Courtesy Lynx Healthcare)

Pinnacle Pain Center rebrands to Lynx Healthcare after renovations

By Sean Bassinger Mid-Columbia residents seeking relief from chronic back, neck, arthritic, cancer or other chronic or acute pain have more options available to them with Lynx Healthcare’s recent Kennewick expansion. Formerly Pinnacle Pain Center in Kennewick, the Tri-City pain clinic rebranded with a series of other clinics as part of Lynx Healthcare. “We wanted […]

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