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A judge cleared Don Barnes, chair of the Port of Kennewick, of misconduct in discussions about a private land sale to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic for its Miramar Health Center project. A judge cleared Don Barnes, chair of the Port of Kennewick, of misconduct in discussions about a private land sale to Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic for its Miramar Health Center project. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Judge clears Kennewick port commissioner of misconduct in Vista Field land sale

An independent judge cleared Kennewick Port Commissioner Don Barnes of misconduct in a case that roiled the port for more...
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...
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Work with an attorney to ensure will is done right

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. This is as true for sophisticated estate planning as it...
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Q&A with George F. Cicotte

Owner, The Cicotte Law Firm, PLLC George Cicotte Number of employees you oversee: 35 Brief background of your business: My...
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Legal Aid Society recognizes pro bono stars of 2019

The Benton Franklin Bar’s Legal Aid Society recently honored the attorneys who provided nearly 1,200 hours of volunteer time to...
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Q&A with Shawn P. Sant

Franklin County prosecutor2020 president of Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Shawn P. Sant Number of employees...
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Professional, technical services disproportionately large here

By Patrick Jones One of the startling aspects of the greater Tri-City economy is the juxtaposition of a large agricultural...
From left: Edwardo “Eddie” Morfin of Morfin Law Firm in Kennewick; Mario Ledesma of Ledesma Law Offices in Richland; Kari Hayles-Davenport of Kennewick; and Allison King and Patricia Chvatal of Chvatal King Law in Richland.

Legal Aid group honors area attorneys’ contributions

Each year about 4,000 people reach out to the Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Society for legal assistance. And each year Tri-City...
Franklin County Assessor Peter McEnderfer reviews levy calculations. He’s optimistic taxpayers will feel relief in their tax bill this year.

Assessor anticipates decrease in property tax bills

Despite a higher state school tax levy in 2018, families in Eastern Washington may see some relief on their property...
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Kennewick attorney fields frequently asked questions about DUIs

By Alex Johnson Alex Johnson ofJohnson & Johnson Law Firm As a DUI defense attorney here...

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