Robin Wojtanik

Robin Wojtanik

Robin Wojtanik spent most of her career in broadcast journalism, working at television stations around the country. She spent nearly a decade managing newsrooms in the Tri-Cities and Yakima.
She enjoys volunteering for Junior Achievement and Christ the King School and serves on the board for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Northwest chapter. She lives in
Richland with her husband and children.

Traffic backups are common on Queensgate Drive in south Richland as drivers wait to merge onto Interstate 182 or Columbia Park Trail. Drivers can expect more delays as the city and state begin to build two roundabouts in the area next month as part of a $3.9 million construction project.

Richland roundabouts expected to alleviate Queensgate jams

More roundabouts are coming to the Tri-Cities. Construction begins next month on two Queensgate Drive traffic circles in Richland. Though delays, backups and detours will come with construction of the $3.9 million road project, the end result is expected to improve traffic flow in the congested south Richland area. It’s common for rush hour traffic […]

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Global Credit Union closed its two Tri-City branches, located within Yoke’s Fresh Market stores in Pasco and Kennewick, on Jan. 31.

Global Credit Union closes grocery-based branches in Pasco, Kennewick

Yoke’s Fresh Market seeks to fill vacancy with another bank, credit union Global Credit Union has closed its two Tri-City grocery store branches. Officials shuttered locations inside the Pasco and Kennewick Yoke’s Fresh Market stores on Jan. 31. Global Credit Union’s 1,600 Tri-City members may keep their accounts open and rely on mobile banking, online bill […]

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Tri-Cities Legislative Council members Gary Ballew, from left, director of economic development and marketing for the Port of Pasco,Troy Berglund, president of the council and a representative of the West Richland Chamber of Commerce,and Diahann C. Howard, director of economic development and governmental affairs for the Port of Benton, helped to develop a list of Tri-City priorities to share with state legislators during its annual visit to the state Capitol on Jan. 25-26.

Legislative council brings Tri-City goals to Olympia

A group of Tri-City business leaders will travel this month to the state Capitol to promote a regional economic development agenda. The Tri-Cities Legislative Council will make its annual visit to Olympia on Jan. 25-26. The group is made up of members from all of the area chambers of commerce, including the Pasco, West Richland […]

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The city of Kennewick denied a business license for City Stars Gentleman’s Club on Dec. 8 because the applicants did not make necessary required improvements by a city deadline. The business can ask for an extension.

Kennewick strip club on hold after city denies permit

An effort to bring a strip club to an industrial portion of Kennewick is on hold after the city denied a business license to City Stars Gentleman’s Club LLC. The city rejected the application because the club’s owners failed to complete required tenant improvements. One of the main improvements needed is a stage for the […]

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The $2.5 million project to double capacity at Premier Seed is underway on Ione Road, north of Pasco. 

Franklin County farm adding $2.5 million warehouse

Onions piled as long as a football field fill a Franklin County agriculture warehouse, and now two more warehouses are under construction to store the same amount of crops. Premier Seed is doubling its capacity to keep onions or potatoes in a climate-controlled environment. The $2.5 million project is underway at the company’s location on […]

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Gale-Rew Construction's 7,600-square-foot building at 1616 Terminal Drive in Richland should be complete by July.

Gale-Rew Construction building big red barn for new headquarters

Richland remodeling company’s new offices will be complete by July A big, red barn will be the new headquarters of Gale-Rew Construction in Richland, providing a permanent home base for the home builder and remodeling company that completes hundreds of projects each year. Since merging Rew Construction with Gale Developments in 2008, owner and president […]

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