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Longship Cellars winemaker Kyle Welch did an internship in Spain and fell in love with Rioja, the famous Tempranillo-based red wine. His first wine, Invader, is a Tempranillo using Destiny Ridge grapes. (Courtesy Wine News Service)

Winery embraces Viking theme, opens tasting room on Richland waterfront

By Wine News Service Norway doesn’t have much of a winemaking history, but that doesn’t stand in the way of Kyle Welch, owner of tiny Longship Cellars in Richland. [blockquote…

Andy Perdue, 52, of Richland, undergoes electric stimulation to kick start his swallowing muscles at Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s In-Patient Rehabilitation. He suffered a stroke in November and said Kadlec’s program played a key role in his recovery.

Stroke patient credits Kadlec’s rehab clinic for playing key role in recovery

By Andy Perdue Every day since I suffered a stroke on Nov. 12 has been part of my long journey back to recovery. It wasn’t a massive stoke — my…

David, left and Nathan Croskrey stand outside their recently completed Road 44 storage unit project in Pasco. The identical twins have bought, built and sold dozens of properties across the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities’ twin ‘Property Brothers’ share real estate success

By Robin Wojtanik Tri-Cities’ real-life “Property Brothers,” David and Nathan Croskrey have found success as a team, building, buying and selling properties around the area for decades. [blockquote quote=”We wouldn’t…

Values-based investment growing in Tri-Cities, nationwide

Values-based investment growing in Tri-Cities, nationwide

By Eleanor Cummins Preparing for retirement isn’t just about getting finances in order. Faith-based financial advisers, whose ranks are rapidly expanding in the Tri-Cities and across the country, say retirement…

Don’t be ‘all thumbs’ when it comes to retirement planning

Don’t be ‘all thumbs’ when it comes to retirement planning

By Benjamin Messinger My favorite economics professor started our first class by asking: “What is the purpose of a business?” A classmate called out, “To make a profit.” Our professor…

Terry Chick, who relies on Social Security for his income, mows his own lawn at his Kennewick home to save money. He’s one of a growing number of senior citizens nationwide relying on Social Security as their primary source of income.

More seniors relying on Social Security as main income

By Robin Wojtanik Terry Chick is among a growing percentage of Baby Boomers who rely on a Social Security check every month as a main source of income. But it’s…

Probate could be avoided with proper planning

Probate could be avoided with proper planning

By Beau Ruff Few words evoke such strong negative imagery as the term “probate.” For most people, they are not sure exactly what probate entails, but they know they want…

Dick Boushey walks through his vineyard near Grandview. The longtime grape grower is taking over management of Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain, which is considered one of the top vineyards in the state. The 120-acre vineyard was recently bought by Chicago-based Terlato Wines International. (Courtesy Wine News Service)

120-acre Red Mountain vineyard sold to Chicago-based company

By Wine News Service A Chicago company recently bought one of Red Mountain’s top vineyards. And one of Washington wine country’s most celebrated grape growers will be managing it. Dick…

Bethany Cooper, left, and Alyssa Schultheiss of Kennewick High School confer during the Junior Achievement High-Tech Business Challenge, an online business simulation contest on April 25 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

High school students test their business knowledge in Junior Achievement contest

By Melissa Heaton Pasco High’s Purple Powerhouse team earned bragging rights, cash and a traveling trophy after showcasing their business savvy during Junior Achievement’s 10th annual High-Tech Business Challenge. [blockquote…

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Washington state wine industry marks 30-year milestone

Wineries, winegrowers experiencing explosive growth since wine commission formed in 1987 By Heather Bradshaw This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Washington State Wine Commission, a marketing, communications and…

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