Try these asset protection strategies to protect your nest egg

By Beau Ruff We make money and we want to keep it. But, potential creditors are lurking around every corner. Perhaps it’s a professional malpractice claim. Perhaps it’s a divorce. Perhaps it’s a car accident. Perhaps it’s medical bills. Perhaps it’s a business lawsuit. How can you protect these assets so your nest egg isn’t […]

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Small-business owners must speak up about Olympia tax talk

By Kris Johnson Raising taxes on “the wealthy” might seem like a great idea until you realize that many of the proposals coming out of the state Capitol would apply to small business owners who don’t meet most folks’ definition of wealthy. For example, a proposed 66 percent increase in the business and occupation (B&O) […]

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Fresh Out the Box will open in Marineland Plaza in Kennewick.

Food truck reaching outside box for permanent Kennewick home

By Robin Wojtanik Fresh Out the Box expanding into Marineland Plaza storefront Fresh Out the Box is preparing to serve its Asian-inspired specialties across a counter and not out of a window for the first time ever. After nearly three years in a food truck, the entrepreneurs will open their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Kennewick’s […]

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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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