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Meet the Kennewick Man and Woman of the Year

Two of Kennewick’s fiercest advocates have been named the city’s Man and Woman of the Year for 2019.  Rick Corson, retired Benton County coroner and a dedicated volunteer, was named Kennewick Man of the Year. Marie Mosley, Kennewick city manager known as much for her volunteerism as for her public role, was named Kennewick Woman of the Year.  Corson and Mosley were honored…


One Wendy’s closes, another is about to open 

Spokane-based Wenspok Resources LLC, owner and operator of Wendy’s restaurants in the Northwest, closed a Kennewick outlet on Feb. 15 as it prepares to debut its newest location on Road 68 in Pasco.  The closure of the Wendy’s at 3115 W. Clearwater Ave. comes shortly after the 2,419–square-foot restaurant with drive-thru was sold.  S Square One paid $800,000 for the…

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Bankrupt Pier 1 is closing stores but Kennewick isn’t on the list

The Kennewick outlet of Pier 1 Imports is not on the list of hundreds of stores slated for closure.   Pier 1 Imports Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in Virginia on Feb. 17.  the petition sets the stage for a sale.  The…


Q&A with Carlos Olivares

Chief Executive OfficerYakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Number of employees you oversee: Last year we employed 2,015 employees, and 623 volunteers and career placements. This includes 166 medical providers, 35 dentists and 18 pharmacists. What is Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic? Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic is a Community Health Center and a system of…


Washington prepared to battle coronavirus

Washington is preparing to battle with coronavirus, the emerging health threat that originated in China. The state Health Department is the lead. It announced on Feb. 4 that it stands ready to isolate and quarantine travelers from China, working with partners to implement federal measures announced in January to control the spread. The World Health…

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Providence tackles provider burnout with virtual counseling

Burnout rates among health care professionals is a growing issue nationwide. About 44 percent of health care providers experience signs of burnout, such as stress, anxiety and depression, according to Medscape, which tracks the medical industry. Recognizing the need, Providence launched Telebehavioral Health Concierge for caregivers and their dependents throughout the state, including at Richland’s…

More than 40 percent of workers age 65-plus intend to continue working into their 70s. The graph shows the percentage of employed people who intend to keep working for various numbers of years, by age group. Source: Economist Intelligence Unit /AARP

AARP study: Age discrimination costs economy billions a year

Age discrimination against people age 50 and older robbed the economy of $850 billion in 2018, according to a new AARP report. Research shows that the 50-plus population contributed 40 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, in 2018, creating 88.6 million jobs and generating $5.7 trillion in wages and salaries through jobs…

AARP pushes for automatic IRAs to boost retirement savings

AARP pushes for automatic IRAs to boost retirement savings

AARP Washington is championing a bill to require employers that do not offer retirement plans to make an “automatic enrollment” Individual Retirement Account available to their workers. House Bill 2516, the “Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program,” was pending in the House of Representatives in mid-February. AARP says the bill is a necessary antidote to a…

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Boeing, Space Force and the 2020 Washington Legislature

In the runup to the 2020 Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee made headlines with a stark warning to the Boeing Co: Build your next plane in Washington or billions in tax credits could be in jeopardy. Tax breaks for the aerospace industry aren’t at the top of Olympia’s agenda —the short, 60-day session that began Jan.…

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Networking – February 2020

Awards and Honors • Rich Breshears of Breshears Professional Photography in Kennewick has earned the photographic craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America, a nonprofit photography trade association. The degree was presented at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held Jan. 19-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. Breshears has met the standards of excellence set by PPA…

Latest News

Meet the Kennewick Man and Woman of the Year

One Wendy’s closes, another is about to open 

Bankrupt Pier 1 is closing stores but Kennewick isn’t on the list

Tri-City Herald parent company files for bankruptcy, region’s daily continues as normal

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit reopens in Richland for Valentine’s Day

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