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The Tri-City Herald will move from downtown Kennewick to 4253 W. 24th Ave., a new office building above five miles away off Highway 395 in south Kennewick.

Tri-City Herald getting new office, a new owner

The Tri-City Herald has new offices and soon will have a new owner after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of its parent, McClatchy, to its leading creditor, Chatham Asset Management LLC.  The staff expects to leave its longtime home in downtown Kennewick for new offices at 4253 W. 24th Ave. in Kennewick’s Southridge neighborhood the week of Aug. 10.   It considered several locations, including remaining in downtown Kennewick. The west Kennewick building best fit its needs, said Jerry Hug, general manager for the Tri-City…

The Port of Kennewick invites the community to participate in a virtual presentation and a variety of online activities to help guide the future of Kennewick’s Historic Waterfront District. (Courtesy Kim Fetrow Photography)

Help shape the future of Kennewick’s waterfront

The Port of Kennewick is asking the public to weigh in as it updates its plan for the downtown waterfront. The planning area covers Clover Island and other port-owned property along East Columbia Drive in Kennewick. The port will give virtual overviews at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, and noon Tuesday, Aug. 11. The public…

Teamwork

Business Briefs – July 2020

Richland taps former employee as next leader A former Richland educator will return as the district’s next superintendent. Shelley Redinger, who led the Spokane School District for the past eight years, is the district’s new choice to succeed longtime superintendent Rick Schulte, who retired June 30. Two prior superintendent picks did not pan out. Redinger…

Home furnishings retailer Tuesday Morning will close its Kennewick store at 7411 W. Canal Drive after filing for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May. The company cited  financial pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic. (TCAJOB photo)

Bankrupt Tuesday Morning closing Kennewick store 

Home furnishings retailer Tuesday Morning will close its Kennewick store after filing for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May.  Dallas-based Tuesday Morning Corp. (NASDAQ: TUES) informed customers of the decision via email on July 23. The company is conducting a store closing sale at 7411 W. Canal Drive until it shutters its doors.  The off-price retailer specializes in home furnishings, seasonal decor and other…

State of the Cities

Tri-City mayors dream of returning focus to potholes, parks and police 

Tri-City mayors expressed a collective desire to move beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and return to the workaday world of potholes, parks and police budgets during their annual “State of the Cities” address.  The mayors of the four cities delivered their traditional overview of municipal government on July 22. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce puts on the annual event, typically…

The Benton County Auditor leased the former Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant at the Richland Wye to provide enough space for social distancing during the 2020 election cycle.  (Photo by TCAJOB)

Pair of leases lets Benton County elections spread out for 2020 cycle 

Benton County Auditor Brenda Chilton is heading into a busy presidential election season with plenty of room to spread out in both Prosser and the Tri-Cities.  The auditor’s office signed temporary leases for a fruit warehouse in Prosser and a former restaurant in Richland to carry out election work through the 2020 season, funded with a $250,000…

Seattle Children’s will move its Tri-City clinic to larger offices in Kennewick next spring. It is leasing a 13,000-square-foot building at 8232 W. Grandridge Blvd. (TCAJOB photo)

Seattle Children’s moving Tri-City clinic to bigger spot next spring 

Seattle Children’s will move its Tri-City clinic to larger offices in Kennewick next spring.  The Seattle nonprofit with a mission to provide care to “anyone who needs it” leased a 13,000-square-foot building at 8232 W. Grandridge Blvd. It will move once its facilities crews renovate the space.   The move is driven by growing demand for the wide variety of medical services Seattle Children’s provides to…

Judgments

Judgments – July 2020

The state can file lawsuits against people or businesses that do not pay taxes, resulting in 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. Ram General Contractor LLC, unpaid Department of Labor and Industries…

Jobless rate; unemployment; jobs

Jobless picture improves statewide and in the Tri-Cities

The jobless rate fell sharply in June across Washington and in the Tri-Cities as local economies partly reopened under the Safe Start program, according to figures released July 21 by the Washington Employment Security Department.  In the Tri-Cities, unemployment fell to 9.1%, down three full points from the 12.3% rate posted in May and four points off the…

NewsUpdate_NEW

Tri-City champion Brad Fisher dies from brain cancer

Brad Fisher, a wealth manager, former Kennewick mayor and unflagging advocate for Tri-City control of the Columbia River shoreline, died July 19, 14 months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.  He was 63.  Fisher’s daughter, Chelsea Goff, announced his death Monday on Facebook.  Goff said her father intended to retire when he was 70. Instead, doctors told him “to…

Latest News

Tri-City Herald getting new office, a new owner

Help shape the future of Kennewick’s waterfront

Bankrupt Tuesday Morning closing Kennewick store 

Tri-City mayors dream of returning focus to potholes, parks and police 

Pair of leases lets Benton County elections spread out for 2020 cycle 

Seattle Children’s moving Tri-City clinic to bigger spot next spring 

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