Articles by Jeff Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald's sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family's three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.
Members of the Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines paint airmarks on an airport runway recently. The group supports female pilots through education, scholarships and mutual support. (Courtesy Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines)

International group provides support, training for female pilots

By Jeff Morrow Very few women ever fly planes. “Just 5 to 6 percent of all pilots are women,” said Marjy Leggett, treasurer and spokeswoman for the Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines, an organization that supports female pilots. Statistics bear that out. According to Womenofaviationweek.org, 5.39 percent of all pilots in 2010 were women. So it’s important that…

Jeff Clark, Vice President of Support Services for Kadlec Regional Medical Center, stands next to one of the electric car-charging stations offered at Kadlec's new five-story parking garage. Charging is free.

Electric car charging station numbers on the rise, giving drivers more options

By Jeff Morrow Jeff Clark knew the new five-story, 663-space parking garage at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland was going to need some electric-car charging stations. “There is a growing interest in electric vehicles,” said Clark, vice president of support services for Kadlec, at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the garage. The garage…

The fifth Bush Car Wash in the Tri-Cities is being built on Edison Street, near Kamiakin High School in Kennewick. Also going in are Bruchi’s restaurant and a Roasters Coffee shop.

Fifth Bush Car Wash to anchor Edison Street development

By Jeff Morrow Tim Bush decided he’d had enough of selling cars. Then he decided he wanted to clean them. [blockquote quote=”Our impact is to do good.” source=”Tim Bush, owner of Bush Car Wash” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] He’s built four Bush Car Wash stores throughout the Tri-Cities, with a fifth being built on Edison Street near…

3 Rivers Physical Therapy is moving into a new building in August. Owner Rob Kennell decided to have his own building constructed after 10 years in the Cynergy Center.

Medical providers opt to build, design their own custom spaces

By Jeff Morrow Rob Kennell tried to get a building project done for his physical therapy practice, 3 Rivers Physical Therapy, at the Cynergy Center in Kennewick. “But we just flailed for five years,” Kennell said. “So we began to look for property.” Kennell, whose practice was located in the Cynergy Center building at 27th…

IsoRay Medical develops and manufactures Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds for use in medical treatments of many different cancers. The company was considering relocating to Arizona when the Port of Benton stepped in and helped it purchase 4.2 acres to build a new facility in Richland. Rendering courtesy of ALD Architects.

Port keeps IsoRay from relocating, creates new jobs

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJoB IsoRay Medical is staying in the Tri-Cities after all. Initially spun off by scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1998, IsoRay and its board began looking for opportunities to expand its facilities and possibly relocate away from the Tri-Cities, where it was founded. But in stepped the Port of…

Catholic Charities Housing Services is expected to start construction on a $11.7 million senior housing project in Prosser September 1. Rendering courtesy of ZBA Architects.

Catholic Charities to break ground on Prosser senior housing project

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJoB If you’re not looking for it, you don’t see it. But Bryan Ketcham, director of Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) out of the Diocese of Yakima, sees the homelessness and crowded living conditions people endure up and down the Yakima Valley. And that’s why he’s excited about the newest CCHS…

Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo

Benton-Franklin Fair aims to give attendees “Best Week of Summer”

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJoB Lori Lancaster has a unique way of looking at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo. “We work all year for these five days,” said Lancaster, who is the manager of the fair and rodeo. [blockquote quote=”We’re here to make memories.” source=”Lori Lancaster, manager of the Benton-Franklin Fair & Rodeo” align=”right”…

Coal Train

BNSF builds $26 million coal dust suppression facility in Pasco

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB If the Millenium Bulk Terminal—a proposed facility in Longview—ever gets built, the BNSF Railway company will be ready to go. Millenium is pushing to build a $680 million terminal to help transport coal to Asia. The proposed project is undergoing a state-required environmental impact study, which includes a public comment…

Rally North America

Rally North America cars, drivers rally into Kennewick

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB Mid-Columbians who love cars will get a treat in July when Rally North America makes a stop in Kennewick as part of its Big Sky Rally. Eighty cars with drivers and navigators from 31 states and three Canadian provinces will line up for the event. [blockquote quote=”It’s more of a…

Local BMX riders take a turn at the Columbia Basin BMX track recently in Richland. The track has seen an improvement in facilities, a rise in membership, and the track has hoist to national events in 2014 and 2015. The track is bidding to host a 2017 national event.

Columbia Basin BMX track riding high

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB In 2007, Shawn and Maurine Meininger moved their family from the Portland area to the Tri-Cities. They were driving out in the Horn Rapids section of Richland when they noticed a strange facility at 202 Snyder Street with bicycle riders in helmets racing around on dirt. They didn’t know what…

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