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The $41.9 million airport terminal expansion project at the Tri-Cities Airport nearly doubled the size of the terminal and brought much-needed amenity and Transportation Security Administration checkpoint improvements. (Photo: Paul T. Erickson)

Port plans more airport improvements

The new Tri-Cities Airport terminal opened in February 2017 and the Port of Pasco is planning more improvements in coming...
This year, the Port of Benton celebrates 10 years of its successful Crow Butte Park revitalization project with ongoing improvements, including expanded dock facilities and electrical upgrades. (Photo: Port of Benton)

Hundreds of acres available soon in Richland

Work to market 760 acres of federal land transferred to the Port of Benton will kick off in earnest in...
Students stroll past the new Student Union Building on the campus of Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland. The $5.73 million building, completed this year, is used for student leisure, study, meetings and events. (Photo: Paul T. Erickson)

Dorms, new buildings shape college campuses

By Stacey Denny Columbia Basin College’s new student housing opened in September, and Washington State University Tri-Cities officials expect to...
Kennewick elementary school No. 16 will be 76,664 square feet, featuring 38 classrooms. (Photo: Paul T. Erickson)

More students mean more schools

By Stacey Denny As the Tri-Cities’ population swells, so have its schools and classrooms. The start to the 2017-18 school...
Construction continues on the new Vintner Square strip mall that will be home to Panera Bread and Tri-City Kids Dentistry in Richland. (Photo: Paul T. Erickson)

Commercial real estate market: It’s hot

Rusty Morse has been a part of the Tri-City commercial real estate scene for 25 years, and while he’s seen...
Workers finish roofing on homes in south Richland. The Tri-City area’s population continues to increase, growing 1.7 percent over last year. (Photo: Paul T. Erickson)

Tri-Cities’ population climbs 1.7 percent

The Tri-City area’s population grew by 1.7 percent over last year to 283,830 people. That’s up from 279,170 last year,...

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