George Perkins, left, chats with his audiologist, Neil Aiello, at his Kennewick home. The 83-year-old was the first patient to use Columbia Basin Hearing Center’s new mobile clinic, called Hear For You. (Courtesy Columbia Basin Hearing Center)

Hearing clinic adds house calls to its menu of services

George Perkins doesn’t have to worry about navigating his wheelchair into the offices of Columbia Basin Hearing Center to see...

Q&A with Michelle Holt

Executive Director, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments Number of employees you oversee: 9 Michelle Holt What is the Benton-Franklin Council of...

RV demand surges and Covid is only part of the reason

In the topsy-turvy pandemic economy, RV demand is at a record high, with manufacturers set to ship upwards of 543,000...

Teens can cause car wrecks but it’s parents who pay

From time to time, it is important to take stock of our own personal liability exposure and find ways to...

Commuting in the Tri-Cities: It’s about the car

Let’s face it – the Tri-Cities is a car town, or set of car towns. The number of miles Tri-Citians...
Courtesy Port of Pasco

Newhouse submits resource projects for relief funding

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, submitted 10 Central Washington projects, including resource development efforts, for consideration for funding through the...
Bergstrom Aviation provides fueling and maintenance services as well as a flight school at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. The pandemic forced it to furlough workers, close the flight school and endure a 90 percent drop in refueling. The Port of Pasco is deferring rent for tenants, but Malin Bergstrom, president, said it is little help when there’s little business coming in. (File photo)

Bergstrom Aviation ponders its bills as fuel business collapses, flight school stays shuttered

As Malin Bergstrom ponders the future of the aviation business her father Karl started in 1971, she is worried. The...
Empty parking lots are the new normal at the Tri-Cities Airport, which received $5.9 million from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act after the coronavirus pandemic caused travel to plummet. The federal money covers the airport’s $2.1 million debt payment and seven months of operating expenses. The Port of Pasco would like to repave the parking lot while it is mostly empty, but said the future is too uncertain to risk spending the $700,000 it will cost. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Aviation community perplexed by CARES Act airport funds

Port of Pasco officials are delighted and perplexed by the $5.9 million they received from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act...
Ben Franklin Transit’s new BFT Connect program features 12 vans to take riders from designated service zones that can be requested through the Via mobile app, which will direct passengers to a nearby corner for pickup. BFT is offering free fares for this service during the pandemic.(Courtesy Ben Franklin Transit)

Ben Franklin Transit, Via offer new on-demand service

Ongoing safety measures To protect Ben Franklin Transit passengers and drivers, all vehicles and facilities are disinfected daily and social...
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Kickstand Tours wants to put wineries in reach of ordinary cyclists

Andy Zissermann worked in western Washington as a mechanical engineer for more than 20 years before his career ran its...

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