Articles by Wendy Culverwell
Say goodbye to coal in 2020 and hello to clean energy investments
The Northwest will take a giant step toward a future powered by cleaner energy in 2020 as four coal-burning plants go offline, including one 50 miles southwest of the Tri-Cities. Portland General Electric will complete its 10-year plan to mothball its 600-megawatt coal plant at the Port of Morrow in Boardman. Two of four coal…
Catholic Charities wants to house the homeless in Pasco
Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington is putting the finishing touches on a $13.2 million, 52-unit housing project to serve chronically homeless people in the Tri-Cities. The Spokane-based religious charity has a deal pending with the city of Pasco for 2.25 acres of vacant land on Heritage Boulevard on Pasco’s east side. It is also finalizing…
Port of Benton chooses new director after rocky transition
Diahann Howard has been named the Port of Benton’s permanent executive director. Howard, a longtime port employee, had been serving as interim executive director since May, when Scott Keller retired after more than 30 years with the port. Howard, one of four finalists for the top job, officially accepted the job offer from the port’s…
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