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Marijuana Licenses – March 2020

Marijuana licenses for Benton and Franklin counties are public record and are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW Chiefin’ Cannabis, 102003 E. Badger Road, Suite A, Kennewick. License type: marijuana producer tier 2; marijuana processor. Application type: new. APPROVED Akule Street, 234805 E. Straightbank Road, Suite C, Kennewick. License…

Business Updates

Business Updates – March 2020

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please complete this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Wendy’s restaurant has opened its second Pasco location at 5706 Road 68. Burger King added a third Pasco location at 4501 N. Road 68 alongside…


Accidents top cause of on-the-job deaths in Washington in 2018

Eighty-six Washington workers died on the job in 2018, according to figures released in February by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2018 work fatality rate was comparable to 2017. Workplace fatalities range from a high of 128 in 1996, to a low of 56 in 2013.  Nationally, 5,250 workers lost their lives on…


List of Tri-City area coronavirus cancellations

Tri-City organizations are closing their offices and event planners are canceling or postponing events amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus. To keep you updated, we’re going to update this list. Updated March 17 Benton Fire District 4 has canceled its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 in West Richland. The event can draw…


Port of Kennewick closes offices after worker at public meeting reports illness

The Port of Kennewick has closed its offices and sent nonessential workers home over COVID-19 fears.  The move comes after the port notified staff and about a dozen people who attended the regularly scheduled meeting of the commission on March 10 that a court reporter working at the session became ill with flu-like symptoms and had reported…

Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels is canceling its annual fundraising breakfast scheduled for March 10 amid concerns about the continued statewide spread of coronavirus. Stephanie Burke, the packaging coordinator for Meals on Wheels, slides a pasta meal into an insulated tote to ready it for delivery. (File photo)

Meals on Wheels cancels annual fundraiser amid coronavirus concerns

Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels is canceling its annual fundraising breakfast scheduled for March 10 amid concerns about the continued statewide spread of coronavirus. Though the annual breakfast is one of the biggest fundraisers for the agency each year, Meals on Wheels officials say they believe the safety and well-being of the seniors “far outweigh the…


Department of Commerce launches new, improved Retirement Marketplace

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced Feb. 12 that it has launched the new Retirement Marketplace, a one-stop website that helps owners of small businesses and individuals comparison shop for retirement savings plans. All plans on the marketplace are from private financial firms that have been verified by the state Department of Financial Institutions. …

Energy Northwest

$6.5M project marries solar power, battery storage, training in Richland

C Construction work has started on a $6.5 million project that will include a 4-megawatt solar generating array and a 1-megawatt battery energy storage system in north Richand. The project will supply power and energy storage to Richland residents. And it will give the visitor industry a boost too. A solar and battery tech training…


Meet the Kennewick Man and Woman of the Year

Two of Kennewick’s fiercest advocates have been named the city’s Man and Woman of the Year for 2019. Rick Corson, retired Benton County coroner and a dedicated volunteer, was named Kennewick Man of the Year. Marie Mosley, Kennewick city manager known as much for her volunteerism as for her public role, was named Kennewick Woman…


One Wendy’s closes, another is about to open 

Spokane-based Wenspok Resources LLC, owner and operator of Wendy’s restaurants in the Northwest, closed a Kennewick outlet on Feb. 15 as it prepares to debut its newest location on Road 68 in Pasco. The closure of the Wendy’s at 3115 W. Clearwater Ave. comes shortly after the 2,419-square-foot restaurant with drive-thru was sold. S Square…

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