Pasco scraps fingerprint rule, paving way for Uber

Uber soon will be able to pick up passengers in Pasco after the city council decided Dec. 4 to eliminate fingerprint requirements for drivers. The city’s new rule goes into effect Dec. 15. Ride-share company Uber launched in the Tri-Cities last year but couldn’t pick up passengers in Pasco because it couldn’t operate in a […]

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HoneyBaked Ham and Café will be at 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd. Suite 122, in Kennewick, near Planet Fitness and the Bookworm.

HoneyBaked Ham restaurant, store to open in Kennewick

A HoneyBaked Ham restaurant and retail store known for its smoked, glazed spiral hams will open in the Tri-Cities this month. HoneyBaked Ham and Café will be at 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Suite 122, in the Columbia Summit shopping center in Kennewick, across the parking lot from Planet Fitness, The Bookworm and Dutch Bros. […]

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Benton REA issues warning about door-to-door scammers

Benton REA is warning its members and residents of the Tri-Cities to be aware of door-to-door scammers attempting to collect payment on Benton REA electric bills. The electric co-operative received reports that the scammers were asking residents who wanted to pay by check to leave the “pay to” area of the check blank. Benton REA […]

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Fowler General Construction received the ENG (Engineering News-Record) Regional Best Project award for the Northwest region in the K-12 education category for the construction of Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick.

Richland construction company earns best project award

Fowler General Construction of Richland received the ENR (Engineering News-Record) Regional Best Project award for the Northwest region in the K-12 education category for the construction of Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick. The annual program is dedicating to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them. Entries are judged on […]

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory received AWB’s Achieve Award during the 2017 Evening of Excellence on Nov. 29 at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. From left are Evangelina Shreeve, Steven Ashby, Paula Linnen and Karen Blasdel. Education is a crucial part of the mission at PNNL and its operating company, Battelle. One example is the Mid-Columbia STEM Education Collaboratory. PNNL led this successful effort to connect 50 groups and provides the “backbone” support to develop sustainable solutions to improve STEM education and work force needs. PNNL supports education to improve business competitiveness and quality of life. (Courtesy Brian Mittge/AWB)

AWB honors PNNL for supporting STEM education

The Association of Washington Business presented six companies – including Richland-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – with awards Nov. 29 at the group’s second-annual Evening of Excellence at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The award recipients, selected from 18 finalists, were recognized for exemplifying the innovation, community spirit and environmental stewardship. “The award finalists – from […]

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State attorney general files lawsuit against Uber for failing to report data breach

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a multi-million dollar consumer protection lawsuit against ride sharing company Uber, alleging thousands of violations of the state’s data breach notification law. Uber discovered a data breach potentially affecting 57 million passengers and drivers around the world, including the names and driver’s license numbers of at least 10,888 Uber […]

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From left: S.K. Ramesh, Douglas Ray, Anthony Vizzini and Sandra Haynes.

WSU Tri-Cities chancellor finalists to visit Richland campus

Four chancellor finalists will be visiting Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland from Nov. 27-Dec. 5. They will meet with campus leaders and participate in open forums with students, faculty, and staff during their visits to the Tri-City campus. Details about the visits are online at An 18-member search committee, headed up by co-chairmen Carl […]

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When planning to visit family over the holidays, BBB recommends to look out for several travel-related scams.

BBB issues warning to travelers this holiday season

As millions prepare to travel for the holidays this year, the Better Business Bureau is sending out a scam warning to travelers on what scams to look out for during the holiday rush. In the last three years, nearly 3,000 travel complaints have been reported to BBB Scam Tracker with $1.3 million lost. When planning to visit […]

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Columbia Center mall’s holiday parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 in Kennewick. The tree lighting is at 10 a.m. (Courtesy Columbia Center)

Columbia Center decks the halls for Santa’s visit

Book appointments for Santa photos online Avoid the lines for a photo with Santa at Columbia Center mall by reserving an appointment in advance. Children can share their Christmas wishes and get photos with Santa beginning Nov. 18 through Dec. 24 outside the Sears store. Parents can reserve times with Santa online at “One of […]

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Pasco’s proposed budget includes multiple construction projects

Infrastructure improvements also part of 2018 plans; public comments sought The Pasco City Council is seeking comments, both online and in person, from the public on the 2018 preliminary budget. The council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at City Hall to receive comments from the community on the proposals for 2018 […]

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