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Hanford begins transition into full operations mode

Our annual section on the work being done to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation north of Richland provides updates from the main contractors engineering and doing the work and the regulators tasked with making sure it gets done safely. We also have stories on the massive budget required to clean up the site, a…


Diversity Briefs – April 2022

Murray earmarks $3M for MLK Center in Pasco Pasco’s Martin Luther King Jr. Center will get a major facelift after securing $3 million in a federal appropriations bill signed into law in March. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, directed $116.4 million to local projects across the state. Some of the other appropriations to Eastern Washington…


Q&A with Naima Chambers-Smith

Naima Chambers-Smith CEO Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council Number of employees you oversee: We have less than five paid employees. However, we have approximately 30 members of the council and over 130 volunteers in the last year alone. Brief background of your businessor organization: Tri-Cities Diversity & Inclusion Council (TCD&IC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community…

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Networking – April 2022

NEW HIRES The East Benton County Museum in Kennewick has hired Cathryn Tames as its new executive director/administrator. Tames, the former executive director of the Children’s Development Center in Richland, brings more than 35 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Christy Watts, the former executive director, has retired. • Michael D. Gallagher has joined…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – April 2022

Report: Share of millennial homebuyers continues to rise The share of millennial homebuyers nationwide increased significantly over the past year. This group also is the most likely generation to use the internet to find the home they ultimately purchase and most likely to use a real estate agent. This is according to the latest study…

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Bankruptcies – April 2022

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 – April 2022

Top property values listed start at $700,000 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 2481 Woods Drive, Richland, 2,088-square-foot home. Price: $810,000. Buyer: Eric & Paige Targon. Seller: Jeffrey & Sherri Parker. 4942 Smitty Drive, Richland,…

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Building Permits – April 2022

BENTON CITY Pepper Preppers Kitchen, 713 Ninth St., $100,000 for commercial remodel. Contractor: owner. FRANKLIN COUNTY Basin City Hot Spot, 7380 Route 170, Mesa, $25,000 for sign. Contractor: Inland Sign & Lighting. KENNEWICK Yakima Federal Savings & Loan, 8909 W. Gage Blvd., $40,000 for sign. Contractor: Eagle Signs LLC. Creekside Building Partnership, 216 N. Edison…


Judgments – April 2022

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. Andrewjeski Farms LLC, unpaid Department of Labor and Industries taxes,…

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Liquor Licenses – April 2022

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW Neighbors BBQ, 1115 Grant Ave., Prosser. License type: beer/wine restaurant – beer/wine. Application type: assumption. Queensgate Food Mart, 999 Queensgate Drive, Richland. License type: grocery store – beer/wine. Application type: assumption. Royal Mart 104, 4212 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick. License type: grocery…

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