Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory Director Liyuan Liang, right, shares a laugh with former EMSL Director Thom Dunning during a two-day celebration earlier this month recognizing 20 years of scientific achievements at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland. (Courtesy PNNL) 

EMSL celebrates 20 years of scientific achievement

A unique user facility in Richland that has helped scientists around the world shape their ideas and find answers to some of the most challenging scientific questions celebrated two decades of achievement this month. Scientists, community leaders and others gathered Aug. 3-4 to celebrate the first 20 years of the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, or EMSL. […]

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Columbia Basin College

CBC narrows presidential search to three candidates

Three finalists seeking to serve as the president of Columbia Basin College are scheduled to visit the campus this month for interviews with students, staff and the college’s Board of Trustees. They are seeking to fill the position formerly held by Rich Cummins, who resigned as president of the college in March after 27 years […]

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Bankruptcies — August 2017

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings: Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is charged. Chapter 11 — Allows companies and individuals to restructure debts to repay them. Chapter 12 — Allows family farmers to restructure finances to avoid liquidation for foreclosure. Chapter 13 — Plan is devised […]

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Top Properties

Top Properties — August 2017

BENTON COUNTY   5100 W. 18th Ave., Kennewick, 2,665-square-foot, single-family home. Price: $429,000. Buyer: Kari Angeil-Petersen. Seller: Troy & Amy Ayres. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick, 5 commercial properties. Price: @1,245,000. Buyer: Ritchie Properties LLC. Seller: Sparks Family Rentals LLC. 2308 W. 51st Ave., Kennewick, 2,203-square-foot, single-family home. Price; $507,400. Buyer: Julio & Judith Rodriguez. Seller: Prodigy […]

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Judgments — August 2017

The state can file lawsuits against people or businesses that do not pay taxes and then get a judgment against property that person or business owns. Judgments are filed in Benton and Franklin Superior Court. The following is from the Franklin County Superior Court Clerk’s Office. Dominick S. Furino, unpaid Employment Security taxes filed July […]

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Business Licenses

Business Licenses — August 2017

  At press time, business licenses were not available for the city of Kennewick and Pasco. RICHLAND Anderson Roofing Co., 5885 NW Saint Helens Road, Portland, Oregon. Avent, 2211 S. 47th St., Phoenix, Arizona. Sound Solutions Northwest, 450 N. Quay St., Suite A., Kennewick. Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, 713 Jadwin Ave. Northwest Engineering […]

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Building Permits

Building Permits — August 2017

BENTON COUNTY Zirkle Fruit, 56206 S. Sload Road, $9,900 for a heat pump/HVAC. Contractor: Campbell & Company. Ste Michelle Wine, 239653 Canoe Ridge Road, $295,300 for new commercial construction. Contractor: owner. Jay Brantingham, 105106 Wiser Parkway, $746,800 for new commercial construction. Contractor: CRF Metal Works. Coventry Vale Vineyards, 51705 Wilgus Road, $5,000 for a gas […]

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Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licenses — August 2017

BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Double Canyon Vineyards, 8060 Keene Road, West Richland. License type: domestic winery <250,000 liters. Application type: change of location. Smitty’s Paradise 6229, 1400 Bombing Range Road, West Richland. License type: grocery stores beer/wine. Application type: assumption. Lieb Foods, 10 E. Bruneau Ave., Kennewick. License type: domestic winery <250,000 liters. Application type: […]

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Marijuana Licenses

Marijuana Licenses — August 2017

BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Archangel Botanicals, 236006 E. Legacy Drive SE., Kennewick. License type: marijuana producer tier 3 and marijuana processor. Application type: change of location. Green2Go, 214307 E. SR 397, Kennewick. License type: marijuana retailer and medical marijuana endorsement. Application type: change of location. GRN, 15505 N. Webber Canyon Road, Suite G, Benton City. […]

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Business Updates — August 2017

NEW BUSINESSES Float Euphoria has opened at 3221 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick. The business offers floatation therapy, professional massages and sensory REST (restricted environmental simulation therapy). Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Contact: 509-940-1888, floateuphoria.com, Facebook.  Water from Wine Winery and Tasting Room has opened at 220407 Sandpiper Drive in […]

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