Articles by Sara Schilling

Rory Langdon, a junior at Columbia Basin College, credits the Pathways to Hanford program with helping him land an internship with a  Hanford contractor. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Columbia Basin College program puts students on path to Hanford jobs

Rory Langdon was sending out his resume to possible employers, on the hunt for an internship.   But the junior in the cybersecurity program at Columbia Basin College got feedback that…

Work is under way on Mobile Launcher 2, a key part of NASA’s Artemis program. The Richland-based Fluid Controls and Components Inc. is helping with the project as part of a contract with Bechtel Corp. (Courtesy Bechtel)

Local company helping with NASA moonshot

A Richland company is helping NASA reach for the moon and beyond. Fluid Controls and Components Inc., or FCCI, has been awarded a $4.6 million contract from Bechtel to help…

The McCurley Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership in the Pasco Autoplex is being expanded. It’s part of an expansion project across multiple McCurley properties. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

McCurley Dealerships plans $31 million expansion

McCurley Dealerships aims to be the best auto group in the market it serves, and it’s planning a significant facility expansion across multiple properties to support that vision. The roughly…

Participants at Challenge Tri-Cities in Kennewick walk a tight rope as part of the course, which has 12 high-low elements aimed at helping groups build trust and communication as they work together. (Courtesy Jennifer Dorsett)

New owners rename and improve Columbia Park challenge course

Jennifer Dorsett spent years taking young people to the gravity-defying challenge course in Columbia Park to help them build teamwork, communication and other social-emotional skills as they climbed, leaped and…

Adnan Al Hayyawi holds a tray of pistachio baklava in his Somer Bakery at 5601 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 111, in Kennewick. The bakery offers a taste of home for Al Hayyawi. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

At this Kennewick bakery, a taste of home – and a dream realized

When Adnan Al Hayyawi moved to the Tri-Cities from his native Iraq nearly eight years ago, he missed the tastes of home. The sweet, flavorful pistachio baklava. The fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth…

Jonathan Ray, a retired Marine Corps aviator and officer, is the pilot and owner of Rest on High, an aerial ash scattering business. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

This veteran-owned business provides final resting place ‘in the winds aloft’

Jonathan Ray knows what it’s like to lose someone. He spent 22 years as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, and “I lost a lot of friends in aviation…

NASA astronaut and Richland High School graduate Kayla Barron appears in a new video shown to visitors at the CPCCo Planetarium at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Revamped planetarium helps community understand universe

It’s dark in the theater, except for the 36-foot hemispherical dome suspended from the ceiling that projects an image of a blue sky with bright white clouds. A woman in…

Eternal Hotels recently announced plans to begin building a hotel this fall near
Fairchild Cinemas at Queensgate in Richland. (Graphic by Vanessa Guzmán)

New multimillion hotel planned for south Richland

An established hotelier with several properties already operating in the Tri-Cities plans to open a new hotel in south Richland, near the Fairchild Cinemas at Queensgate. Kam Sahota, founder and…

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Costco is getting a fresh look. What does it mean for shoppers?

The Costco in Kennewick is replacing its refrigeration system and giving its “freshline” departments an overhaul — and it’s staying open during construction. In fact, the remodel already is underway.…

A shopper browses at a Sephora inside a Kohl’s department store. The Richland Kohl’s at 1457 Tapteal Drive is set to undergo a remodel to add space for Sephora. (Courtesy Kohl’s Department Stores Inc.)

Sephora moving into Richland department store

Sephora devotees will soon have another place to browse and buy the retail chain’s colorful makeup palettes and other curated beauty, fragrance, skin and haircare products locally. The Kohl’s at…

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