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Business Briefs – January 2021

Check stimulus payment status online The Internal Revenue service advises people to visit to check the status of their second Economic Impact Payment. The IRS and the Treasury Department began issuing the latest stimulus payments in early January, with electronic deposits appearing before the scheduled payment date of Jan. 4. Paper checks will be…


Journal of Business celebrates 20th year

You likely noticed changes to the front page of your Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business this month.  We wanted to usher in the new year with a new look and feel as we celebrate the start of our publication’s 20th year. In addition to a modernized logo, we made some stylistic changes to the cover…

Portland General Electric will complete its 10-year plan to mothball the 600 megawatt coal-burning power plant at Boardman, Oregon, by the end of 2020. The end of coal at Boardman is a dramatic shift in energy production in the region.

Washington clean energy rules ban coal after 2025

Washington power providers must remove coal from their portfolios by 2025 under rules adopted by the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Commerce regulates 64 publicly-owned utilities, including the public utility districts, cities and rural electric associations that keep the lights on in much of the Mid-Columbia. The UTC…


Work with an attorney to ensure will is done right

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. This is as true for sophisticated estate planning as it is for anything else. It’s worthwhile then to step back and consider not the sophisticated, but the mundane instead. Most Americans don’t have a basic will (or any will for that matter). What should the…


Palliative care is still available through Heartlinks

Richland-based Heartlinks Hospice & Palliative Care is expanding to take on new Tri-City patients after Chaplaincy Health discontinued palliative care at the end of 2020. It announced the addition of a new nurse practitioner, Christopher Monk, ARNP, to support the expansion. Heartlinks is a nonprofit that emphasizes serving clients for both its hospice and palliative…

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Networking – January 2021

Donations STCU increased its year-end giving, surprising more than 20 community organizations with checks ranging from $10,000 to $32,000 to assist with their work of providing basic needs and helping keep youth connected. In addition, the Spokane-based credit union wrote checks ranging from $25 to $1,000 to 103 organizations where employees volunteered in 2020. The…

Russ Cazier, who operates Subway and Costa Vida restaurants in Eastern Washington and Oregon, is bringing the Costa Vida healthy Mexican brand to Pasco. Costa Vida is expected to open in spring 2021 at 6627 Burden Blvd., north of the HAPO Center. (Photo by TCAJOB)

Costa Vida coming to Pasco 

Russ Cazier, the owner of a string of Subway and Costa Vida restaurants in Eastern Washington and Oregon, is bringing the Costa Vida fresh Mexican brand to Pasco. The newest Costa Vida will occupy a space Cazier first leased more than a year ago at 6627 Burden Blvd., next to Proof Kitchen and The Sushi…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – January 2021

Hanford facility ready for testing as construction wraps The Low-Activity Waste Facility at Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant is ready for testing after workers completed construction of the last 94 systems at the site. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and contractor Bechtel National Inc. said workers hit the key milestone…

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Bankruptcies – December 2020

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is discharged.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 by the individual to…

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Top Properties – January 2021

Top property values listed start at $500,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 1714 Meadow Hills Drive, Richland, 2,463-square-foot single-family home. Price: $665,000. Buyer: Marat & Boltaeva Charos Valiev. Seller: Mirwaise Y. Aurah. 3406 W.…

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