Articles by Sara Schilling

Wake-Up Call, a Spokane-based coffee company, is the new owner and operator of the former Roasters-turned-Black Rock Coffee Bar shops in the Tri-Cities. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Bitter legal battle forces Roasters ownership change

The former Roasters coffee shops in the Tri-Cities have changed hands twice in a little more than two years — going first to the Black Rock Coffee Bar chain and…

Dozens of elected officials and other community leaders tour ATI Inc.’s plant in Richland, which is undergoing an expansion that will increase capacity and double the workforce. (Courtesy ATI)

Demand for titanium drives Richland plant expansion

It’s been described as a “well-kept secret.” But the ATI Inc. plant in the Horn Rapids Industrial Park that specializes in melting titanium and titanium alloys for aerospace, defense and…

Bob Wegeng, president and chief technology officer of STARS Technology Corporation, makes a pitch during the first meeting of the Tri-Cities Angel Alliance. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

These ‘angels’ aim to help Tri-Cities startups

It looked like a typical business seminar, held over lunch. Attendees sat around tables, munching on sandwiches and other light fare, while presenters took turns flipping through informational slides projected…

Pasco School District students and staff at the groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 17 for the district’s third comprehensive high school. (Courtesy Pasco School District)

Pasco begins building new $185M high school

Work has started at the site of Pasco School District’s third comprehensive high school. The nearly 300,000-square-foot school at 6091 Burns Road is scheduled to open in fall 2025. Fowler…

A $1.8 million construction project at the Benton County Justice Center will revamp the clerk’s office, the prosecuting attorney’s office and the jury assembly room. It’s expected to wrap up by January or February of next year. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

$1.8 million remodel underway at Benton County Justice Center

A $1.8 million construction project is underway at the Benton County Justice Center, but the work won’t disrupt court proceedings or other business at the building on the county’s Kennewick…

An intermodal ramp planned in Burbank may still happen even though its parent company, the Kansas-based Tiger Cool Express, has gone "dormant" amid a challenging market. A source said there's hope the project will move forward with a new investor. (Photos by Sara Schilling)

New investor revives intermodal ramp in Wallula

A long-planned intermodal ramp in Wallula is once again on track thanks to a new investor. The investor, who isn’t yet ready to be named publicly, has breathed new life…

Pasco School District's Digital Learning Center at 4403 W. Court St., Pasco. The building also holds the Health Services Center. (TCAJOB photo)

Pasco School District opens ‘hub of creativity’

A new home for Pasco School District’s virtual learning programs and health services has opened its doors, just in time for the start of the 2023-24 school year. District and…

Commerce director makes Tri-Cities stop

Commerce director makes Tri-Cities stop

Mike Fong, the new director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, paid a visit to the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 23 during a stop in the…

Juana Melo of the Pasco School District was chosen to receive the Washington State Migrant Education Program’s “Recruiter of the Year” award for the 2022-23 school year. (Courtesy Pasco School District)

Pasco School District employee earns state honor

A recruiter for Pasco School District’s migrant program has earned a prestigious state honor.  Juana Melo has been named Washington State Migrant Education Program’s Recruiter of the Year for the…

Pasco School District students and staff at the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 17 for the district’s third comprehensive high school. (Courtesy Pasco School District).

Pasco breaks ground on new high school 

Pasco School District is scheduled to open its third comprehensive high school in the fall of 2025.  The new 299,413-square-foot facility will be able to hold 2,000 students, helping ease…

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