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Kennewick company stars in statewide campaign

By Kris Johnson Washington employers are entrepreneurs who build their companies for more than the product they make and the services they provide; they build them to fulfill their values of community, compassion and conscience. That’s the message behind Grow Here, the multi-media employer image ad campaign from the Association of Washington Business. In it’s…

Local honey delivers a sweet deal in preserving bees

By Marilou Shea Just about this time every spring, my farmer friend laments about how the bee population is in jeopardy. It’s a crisis. A state of emergency on their farm north of Pasco where they grow cherries, apples and blueberries. Bees are essential to their crops, not to mention their livelihood, not to mention…

Attorney Beau Ruff works for Cornerstone Wealth Strategies in Kennewick.

Watch out for hazardous materials in land acquisitions

By Beau Ruff When a person endeavors to buy a piece of real property (i.e. land and any associated buildings), the buyer would be wise to study up on the potential liability he or she may be taking on. Notably, the buyer should beware of liability for the existence of hazardous materials on the land.…

D. Patrick Jones

Tri-Citians are big consumers of green electricity

By D. Patrick Jones Data tracking life in the Tri-Cities reveal many departures from the overall profile of life in Washington. Consider the racial and ethnic make-up here. In 2017, an estimated nearly 39 percent of the population was non-Caucasian, versus slightly over 30 percent for the state. And the estimated Hispanic population in 2017…

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Pasco native launches beard care product line Average Joe’s Beard Essentials

By Kevin Anthony Joe Sanchez had no intentions of starting a business. He just wanted to have a nice beard. “I never heard of beard products before my brother-in-law gave me beard products for Christmas,” said Sanchez, who started Average Joe’s Beard Essentials in January 2017. When he started looking for other products, Sanchez said…

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Personalized shoppers bring deliveries to your door

Courier services gain popularity as local drivers bring groceries, supplies from out-of-town stores By Gary Crawford The Tri-Cities has long said it would love to welcome a Trader Joe’s, a second Costco and an IKEA furniture store. But until that happens, consider hiring a courier to do runs to your favorite store for you. Two…

Horn Rapidds Golf Course

Owner of Gale-Rew Construction buys Horn Rapids golf course

By Kevin Anthony Long before Brad Rew ever imagined running his own construction company, he dreamed of owning a golf course. He grew up playing the courses of the Tri-Cities and his first job after graduating from Richland High School was mowing the greens at Buckskin Golf Club. He studied golf course management in college,…

Hanford MSA alternative fuel vehicle

Mission Support Alliance boosts its alternative fuel vehicle fleet

By Kevin Anthony The message is simple. Clean, you might say. While cleaning up one of the biggest environmental messes in the United States, it’s best to leave as small a footprint as possible. It’s an attitude that Mission Support Alliance stresses in its role as a key contractor at the Hanford nuclear reservation. And…

Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet reigns supreme as state’s top grape

By Andy Perdue Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of Washington wine country. Washington winemakers harvested 261,000 tons of wine grapes in 2018, up from 229,000 tons in the previous year, based on numbers released in March by the Washington Wine Commission. Washington is the No. 2 producer of wine grapes in the United States, second…

Friends of Badger Mountain

Nonprofit races to buy Badger land

Friends of Badger Mountain trying to raise money to buy land before developers to preserve public access By Arielle Dreher It’s a race against development for a local nonprofit working to preserve some of the Tri-City region’s natural habitat for future generations to enjoy. Friends of Badger Mountain is working quickly and strategically to carve…

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