Articles by TCAJOB Staff


Organizers postpone 55th annual Water Follies

Organizers recently announced the postponement of the 55th annual Tri-City Water Follies set for July 24-26. “This decision was not made lightly and was reached after much discussion and consultation with local leaders. With the available Safe Start Washington information, the board members voted to postpone,” said Kathy Powell, event director, in a statement. “We…

Visiting Angels, a Kennewick company that provides in-home care to elderly and disabled clients, is deploying custom-programmed tablet computers so its clients can remain in contact with their physicians. (Courtesy Visiting Angels)

Visiting Angels embraces tech to keep seniors safe at home

A Kennewick in-home care company is deploying computer tablets and electronic assistants to help its elderly and disabled clients stay safe and connected during the coronavirus crisis. Visiting Angels, led by owner and operator Christine Rose-VanWormer, equipped its caregivers with privacy-enabled tablets to take to clients’ homes to hold virtual visits with their physicians. The…

Viking Homes purchased 84 of about 124 acres on Harrington Road near Twin Bridges Road in West Richland following a March auction conducted by Musser Bros. Auctions. It will build a residential neighborhood. (File photo)

Viking Homes plans West Richland development

A regional homebuilder will develop homes on a West Richland hillside near Twin Bridges Road. Viking Homes, which builds mid- to upper-priced homes in the Tri-Cities, Spokane and northern Idaho, paid $1.6 million for 84 undeveloped acres following an auction conducted March 19 by Musser Bros. Auctions of Pasco. Kam Singh of Richland paid $636,000…

Richland schools buys 30 acres for field improvements

Richland schools buys 30 acres for field improvements

The Richland School District recently bought 30 acres for $2 million for improved sports fields at Hanford High School as part of a bond passed by voters in 2017. The district finalized the land deal with Washington State University for the property west of Hanford High School, near the intersection of George Washington Way and…

The 94-room Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge hotel opens June 1 at 3703 Plaza Way in Kennewick. The opening was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge)

$6.5M hotel opens – at last – with 94 rooms

The oft-delayed Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge opened June 1 after years of development. The 94-room value-oriented property is at 3703 Plaza Way in Kennewick. The $6.5 million hotel is owned by Kennewick Hotel Operations Inc. and managed by Spokane-based Hospitality Associates Inc. The project launched more than a decade ago under different ownership. The…


Benton County offers $400K in grants for low-income housing

Benton County will award $400,000 in grants to support projects that provide affordable housing to low-income residents. Applications for the 2060 Affordable Housing Program grants are due by June 27 and can be requested by email: The grant budget is supported by recording fees people pay when they file documents with the county. The…


Business Briefs – June 2020

National Realtors group takes temperature on consumer attitudes A majority of people surveyed – 65 percent – who attended an open house within the last year would do so today without hesitation, according to survey data recently released by the National Association of Realtors. The series of surveys, which explored how homebuyers and sellers want…

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Bankruptcies – June 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 – June 2020

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 1659 Brantingham Road, Richland, 3,000-square-foot residential home with pool. Price: $500,000. Buyer: David & Grace McNally. Seller: John Bojorquez. 27903 S. 816…

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Building Permits – June 2020

Building permit values have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. KENNEWICK Kennewick School District, 425 S. Tweedt St., $255,000 for new commercial construction. Contractor: Big D’s Construction of Tri-Cities. City of Kennewick, 2204 S. Irving St., $2,504,000 for new commercial construction. Contractor: Rotschy Inc. Kennewick School District, 3520 Southridge Blvd., $15,112,000 for a commercial…

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