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Want people to recycle? Pay them cash for empties

Learn about a Red Mountain winery’s effort to recycle glass. President Joe Biden is unwisely “throttling up” plans to ditch carbon fuels unilaterally despite the extreme consequences of doing so.…


Female CEO tees up to fit into male-dominated industry

Throughout my career, I have learned many valuable lessons about developing relationships and finding meaningful ways to connect with peers and colleagues. I also learned that cultivating a culture where…


Umbrella insurance provides additional asset protection

In the world of asset protection, one well-known concept to mitigate risk is to transfer the obligation for payment of a valid claim to another person. This risk mitigation is…


Professional communication is an art that needs practicing

Stephen Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” wrote, “Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Professionals need…


Food and beverage processing dominates Tri-City manufacturing sector

Manufacturing in the greater Tri-Cities continues to be a story of adding value to the region’s agricultural bounty. Benton-Franklin Trends data illustrates the growth over the past 15 years of…


Legislative session yields decidedly mixed results

Depending on how you measure success, the recently concluded Washington legislative session was either really great, not as terrible as normal or a frustrating combination of progress and setbacks for…


Consequences too extreme to just ditch carbon fuels

President Joe Biden is unwisely “throttling up” plans to ditch carbon fuels unilaterally despite the extreme consequences of doing so. He wants to accelerate replacement of gas/diesel vehicles with electrics…


New coalition seeks to advocate for app-based workers

The way Washingtonians work continues to change rapidly, and to remain competitive we need our policies to keep pace.  Residual fallout from the pandemic, including supply chain challenges, inflation and…


Workforce Portal sees continued growth in Tri-Cities area

We’re entering internship season, which is both an important time of life for students entering the workforce, and a key opportunity for employers. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to help…


Intervention necessary to improve Tri-City river health

Outsiders to the Tri-Cities often see an arid landscape with green life only where human hands have touched the earth. Locals, too, see their desert surroundings. But many view themselves…

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