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Forever 21

New fashion retailer to open at Columbia Center

A popular fashion retailer plans to open later this year at Columbia Center mall in Kennewick. Forever 21 will open a 12,000-square-foot shop this spring or summer next to the Victoria’s Secret, mall officials announced Jan. 16. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing and accessory store is known for offering the…


Shopko files for bankruptcy, announces 38 store closures

The Kennewick Shopko and Prosser Shopko Hometown stores aren’t included on a list of 38 stores scheduled for closure nationwide, though four others in the state are on the list. The Yakima and Pullman stores will close in April and stores in Spokane and Lacey will close in March. Shopko announced Jan. 16 that it…

The Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco recorded 785,164 passengers traveling in 2018, up 5 percent over the previous year. (Courtesy Port of Pasco)

Tri-Cities Airport travel hits record number

More people traveled through the Tri-Cities Airport last year than ever before. A total of 785,164 passengers passed through the Pasco airport in 2018. That’s 38,000 more people, or a 5 percent increase, compared with the previous year. United Airlines’ addition of a third daily flight to Denver helped spur the growth, as did Delta’s…

Prosser Memorial Health opened a new clinic in Grandview on Jan. 7. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s and mental health services, and urgent care. (Courtesy Prosser Memorial Health)

Prosser hospital district opens new clinic in Grandview

By TCAJOB  and Sunnyside Sun Prosser Memorial Health has opened a new clinic in Grandview. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way, just south of Interstate 82, will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and mental health services as well as urgent care. Walk-ins are also welcome. Prosser Memorial Health has been…

The current West Richland Police Station at 3805 W. Van Giesen was built in 1976. (Courtesy West Richland Police Department)

West Richland voters asked to consider paying for $12.5M police station

West Richland voters will be asked in April to consider a $12.5 million bond to build a larger police station. The bond would add 42 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to property taxes. That means owners of a $200,000 home would pay $84 a year. The proposed 22,500-square-foot police building would have a secure…

Farmers, ag advocates to be inducted into Mid-Columbia hall of fame

Six longtime farmers and agriculture advocates will be inducted into the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame this year. They will be honored Jan. 17 at the Pasco Red Lion during an awards dinner and ceremony presented by the Pasco Chamber of Commerce and Port of Pasco. This is the 19th year Hall of Fame honors…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — January 2019

Hanford visitors center open during shutdown The Hanford visitor center is remaining open to the public and will continue to provide visitor services during the federal government shutdown. The visitor center for the Manhattan Project National Historic Park at 2000 Logston Blvd. in Richland is operated through a Department of Energy contract. National Park Service…


Networking — January 2019

HONORS & AWARDS Skone Irrigation of Pasco was named one of Reinke’s top five highest-selling dealers in the Northwest territory, as well as a top five parts dealer in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the dealer received a Diamond Reinke Pride award that notes superior achievement levels. Bin Yang, an associate professor of biological…

Business Updates

Business Updates — January 2019

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has open/moved/change names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Bright Now! Dental has opened at 1220 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Suite A105, in Kennewick. The business offers dentistry services for all ages, braces and…


Bankruptcies — January 2019

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…

Latest News

New fashion retailer to open at Columbia Center

Shopko files for bankruptcy, announces 38 store closures

Tri-Cities Airport travel hits record number

1,000 federal workers in state apply for benefits amid shutdown 

Kennewick Sears store to close in March

IRS raises business mileage rates for 2019

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