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.

Kris Lapp, I-3 Global

Kennewick small business named DOE Protégé of the Year

I-3 Global provides IT services to MSA Kris Lapp doesn’t know how to say no. “My willingness to say yes keeps things going,” said Lapp, 35, a Kamiakin High School graduate. “I’ve always said if ever presented an amazing opportunity, say, ‘Yes,’ and we’ll figure out how to do it later.” Because of this can-do […]

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Tri-City officials continue their efforts to convince an airline to provide a Pasco-to-Los Angeles flight. A coalition representing cities, counties, ports and businesses ponied up to offset the start-up costs for an airline last year. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Airport)

New Pasco-to-LAX flight remains in holding pattern

The proposed and much anticipated Pasco-to-Los Angeles flight first announced in 2015 hasn’t taken off yet. But local officials haven’t given up hope. “At this point we’re in a holding pattern,” said Carl Adrian, president and CEO of TRIDEC, with no pun intended. Adrian said the Tri-Cities is ready, but it’s just a matter of […]

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Mindi Irvine, owner of Oasis Physical Therapy, stands next to a sign announcing her clinic’s fourth location, opening this summer at 1020 Queensgate Drive in south Richland. The 3,000-square-foot clinic is under construction behind her.

Oasis Physical Therapy to open fourth clinic in south Richland

$1.3 million strip mall also will be home to Orangetheory Fitness Studio Oasis Physical Therapy has opened three offices built around the Tri-Cities in the past 15 years. The company’s executive director and owner Mindi Irvine now is adding a fourth location, a $1.3 million building at 1020 Queensgate Drive in south Richland. The new […]

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A new Fairchild Cinemas will be built in a vacant lot across from Walmart in Kennewick. Fairchild officials hope to have the 10-screen theater open in 2018.

Fairchild planning to open third cinema in Kennewick

Fairchild Cinemas was expected to do well in its new Queensgate location in Richland when it opened in December 2015. But it did better than well, and now the company is planning a new 10-screen movie theater next to the Walmart store near the Canyon Lakes neighborhood in Kennewick. It will be in the 2900 […]

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Jeff Ballard, general manager of the new Fredy’s Steakhouse at 3617 Plaza Way in Kennewick, said the new restaurant serves full-size 18- to 24-ounce steaks as well as half-size portions. The steakhouse has been open since Feb. 3, and a grand opening is planned later this month.

New Kennewick steakhouse aims to fill missing niche

When a food lover takes a hard look at the Tri-City restaurant scene, a glaring omission in the region is a lack of steakhouses. Jeremy Thelin, Wayne Walton and Jeff Ballard wanted to change that. They opened Fredy’s Steakhouse on Feb. 3 at 3617 Plaza Way in south Kennewick. Thelin and Walton are the owners, […]

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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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