Jeffrey Morrow

Jeffrey 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.

Bud Stephens, Columbia Basin College’s commercial driver’s license instructor, demonstrates the school’s new $111,000 full motion truck simulator. CBC revived its CDL program last year to meet demand for skilled drivers.

CBC invests in simulator for truck-driving program

The No. 1 job needed in the area is truck driving. That’s what Janese Thatcher, Columbia Basin College’s dean for Computer Science, Engineering and Technical Programs, said she recently learned when looking at the top jobs that companies were hiring for in Benton and Franklin counties. “People running many companies in this area said their […]

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Copiers Northwest is planning to build a new two-story building at 7035 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. Plans include leasing the second floor of the building. (Courtesy ALD Architects)

Copiers Northwest planning $1.3 million new building in Kennewick

Copiers Northwest hopes to break ground in March on a new $1.3 million two-story building in Kennewick. The new nearly 12,000-square-foot building at 7035 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick will be next to the current Copiers Northwest office space. The company’s Kennewick office is currently in a strip mall on Clearwater, with 3,200 square feet […]

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The state fetched more than twice the amount of the appraised value of 192 acres just south of Interstate 182 between roads 68 and 84 that were auctioned in the fall. One of the bids — for the 38-acre multi-family zone lot— fell through. The state is considering its options for selling this parcel. (Courtesy Musser Bros.) 

Four of five Pasco parcels for sale in DNR auction have closed

Bid fell through on 38 acres zoned for multi-family housing The sales of four of the five parcels of Pasco land auctioned by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in the fall have closed. A 38-acre parcel zoned for multi-family housing and appraised for $1.2 million did not close. The four parcels, appraised at $4.3 […]

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Jason Sadler and Kendra Guzek stand in front of two of their wine machines at Tri-Cities Tap & Barrel in Richland. The bar opened in November and serves 56 wines on tap.

Tri-City business taps into self-serve wine, beer market

When two Tri-Citians walked into a Boise bar two years ago, they weren’t expecting to walk out with plans to start a new business. But what Jason Sadler and Kendra Guzek saw in Idaho in 2015 amazed them: a self-service wine bar in which customers could try wines using a pre-paid card that slid into […]

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Sqord activity trackers

Tri-City fifth-graders get moving with free activity trackers

West Richland’s Rosie Gregory has three sons, with the oldest two being pretty active. But her youngest, Drew, preferred television over physical activity. “He hasn’t really been an outdoors active-type of kid,” she said. That changed in October, when Drew got a Sqord, an activity-tracking device for kids. Think Fitbit, but for grade-schoolers. The wristwatch […]

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Legal & Taxes

Charitable giving gives back with tax breaks

Many people in the Mid-Columbia region donate to their favorite charities, especially during the holiday season. It feels good to help the less fortunate. But why not help yourself too by getting tax credits for giving? Darren Szendre, a certified public accountant and owner of Tri-Cities Tax in Kennewick, believes in the spirit of giving. […]

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Rebuilding Mid-Columbia

New nonprofit offers free home repairs for those in need

John Veysey watched with satisfaction as 60 volunteers helped spruce up five houses last month in a Pasco neighborhood near Shoshone and Third streets. Crystal Carter also was there and she was pleased too. “There are times in life where everybody needs a hand,” Carter said. “Together, we create this community we live in.” The […]

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