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Legal Aid Society recognizes pro bono stars of 2019

The Benton Franklin Bar’s Legal Aid Society recently honored the attorneys who provided nearly 1,200 hours of volunteer time to help thousands of low-income Mid-Columbians with legal issues. U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. spoke about the need for professional representation in both state and federal court during the society’s annual Attorney Appreciation luncheon.…

Q&A with Shawn P. Sant

Franklin County prosecutor2020 president of Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Number of employees you oversee: 26 Brief background of what the Prosecuting Attorney’s office does: The prosecutor’s office handles all legal matters for Franklin County. This includes criminal prosecution for all felony crimes occurring within Franklin County, as well as misdemeanor crimes occurring outside of…

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Business Briefs — January 2020

Teacher’s World closes in Kennewick Teacher’s World, which sold educational toys and games as well as classroom gear, closed its Kennewick store at Christmas. Owner Shannon Chiamulon will focus on her remaining store in Spokane. Both stores suffered from online competition, leading to falling sales even as costs rose. Chiamulon reached an agreement with her…

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Networking — January 2020

Promotions • Heritage University’s  new director for its Tri-City branch campus at Columbia Basin College is Martín Valadez. He was the director of workforce education at Heritage. The former Tri-City director, Marisol Rodriguez-Price, had expressed a desire to return to the professorate within the College of Education. Valadez will report to David Wise, the vice…

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Bankruptcies — January 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 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 5500 Hershey Lane, West Richland, 1 lot of undeveloped land. Price: $560,200. Buyer: Sharee Fitzgerald & Maldonado Rosado Seller: Titan Homes. 599…

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Building Permits — January 2020

BENTON COUNTY  Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 178810 SR 221, $31,500 for commercial addition and $30,100 for HVAC. Contractors: MP Construction and M Campbell & Company.  KENNEWICK KVC Properties, 3700 W. Clearwater Ave., $39,000 for a sign. Contractor: Quality Signs. Columbia Summit, 731 N. Columbia Center Blvd., $14,000 for plumbing and $100,000 for tenant improvements. Contractors:…

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Business Licenses — January 2020

KENNEWICK  Go Wireless, 2909 S. Quillan St. LMC, 210605 E. Perkins Road. J&J Plumbing of the Tri-Cities, 4537 Moline Lane, Pasco. Banner Bank, 8203 W. Quinault Ave. Rosencrans Transit Authority, 1206 N. Tweedt St. Jackalope Bar & Grill, 107 Vista Way. El Molcajete, 321 N. Columbia Center Blvd. Critical Informatics, 245 Fourth St., Bremerton. Woodburn…

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Judgments — January 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. Jose P. Contreras, unpaid Employment Security Department taxes, filed Dec.…

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Liquor Licenses — January 2020

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Riverfront Hotel, 50 Comstock St., Richland. License type: Beer/wine specialty shop. Application type: new. MV West Star, 458-C Columbia Point Drive, Suite B, Richland. License type: spirits/beer/wine restaurant lounge. Application type: new. Denny’s 6695, 2801 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick. License type:…

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