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Bankruptcies – February 2021

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 – February 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 5547 Astoria Road, West Richland, 3,316-square-foot single-family home on 2.5 acres. Price: $865,000. Buyer: Darin & Shelley Redinger. Seller: Kari L. &…

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Building Permits – February 2021

BENTON COUNTY AgReserves, 184301 S. Plymouth Road, $619,000 for two permits for new commercial. Contractor: Hansen-Rice Inc. Agri-Northwest, 184301 S. Plymouth Industrial, $1.2 million for ag building. Contractor: Owner. Agri-Northwest, 184301 S. Plymouth Industrial, $1.2 million for new commercial. Contractor: Teton West of WA LLC. Agri-Northwest, 184301 S. Plymouth Industrial, $2.6 million for new commercial.…

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Business Licenses – February 2021

KENNEWICK New Restoration and Recovery Services LLC, 2510 Meridian Parkway, Durham, North Carolina. Bar-M Steel Commercial Inc., 28080 SE Highway 212, Boring, Oregon. Creative Communication Technologies Inc., 1834 Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, California. Layton Construction Company LLC, 9090 S. Sandy Parkway, Sandy, Utah. Merlotech, 9202 W. Gage Blvd. Mike Colby & Sons Inc., 1247…


Judgments – February 2021

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. Tacoyote LLC, unpaid Department of Labor and Industries taxes, filed…

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Liquor Licenses – February 2021

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Norsk Strykr, 174306 W. Byron Road, Prosser. License type: domestic winery <250,000 liters. Application type: new application. Rocco’s Pizza, 7911 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. License type: beer/wine restaurant-beer/wine. Carniceria Mirandas, 804 Sixth St., Prosser. License type: grocery store-beer/wine. Application type: assumption.…

Business Updates

Business Updates – February 2021

NEW Xenophile Bibliopole & Armorer, Chronopolis, 2240 Robertson Drive, Richland. A unique bookstore featuring science fiction, mystery, general fiction, nonfiction and technical books, posters, original art, toys, collectibles, ephemera, signed copies, rare books, first editions. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday by chance or appointment Contact: 509-375-7505;; Facebook. Rock Shop, 1965 Fowler St.,…


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…

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