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RCCH HealthCare Partners bought Lourdes Health Network in Pasco on Sept. 1. The sale includes both Lourdes Medical Center, an acute care hospital operating in Pasco, and Lourdes Counseling Center, a psychiatric hospital in Richland.

Lourdes Health names new CEO

An experienced hospital CEO who headed up hospitals in Olympia, Kansas, Iowa and Texas will add Lourdes Health in Pasco to his résumé. Robert Monical has been named chief executive officer of Lourdes, which serves Pasco, Kennewick and Richland from 12 locations. He begins his new role April 29. “I’m honored to join the Lourdes…

Use your sleuthing skills to avoid online scams

By Tyler Russell Employment scams were the riskiest con of 2018, according to the latest report from the Better Business Bureau. These scams topped the list for men and women, three of BBB’s six age brackets, and for both students and veterans, according to data from the BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. The risk report…

Kennewick company stars in statewide campaign

By Kris Johnson Washington employers are entrepreneurs who build their companies for more than the product they make and the services they provide; they build them to fulfill their values of community, compassion and conscience. That’s the message behind Grow Here, the multi-media employer image ad campaign from the Association of Washington Business. In it’s…

Local honey delivers a sweet deal in preserving bees

By Marilou Shea Just about this time every spring, my farmer friend laments about how the bee population is in jeopardy. It’s a crisis. A state of emergency on their farm north of Pasco where they grow cherries, apples and blueberries. Bees are essential to their crops, not to mention their livelihood, not to mention…

Attorney Beau Ruff works for Cornerstone Wealth Strategies in Kennewick.

Watch out for hazardous materials in land acquisitions

By Beau Ruff When a person endeavors to buy a piece of real property (i.e. land and any associated buildings), the buyer would be wise to study up on the potential liability he or she may be taking on. Notably, the buyer should beware of liability for the existence of hazardous materials on the land.…

D. Patrick Jones is the executive director for Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis.

Tri-Citians are big consumers of green electricity

By D. Patrick Jones Data tracking life in the Tri-Cities reveal many departures from the overall profile of life in Washington. Consider the racial and ethnic make-up here. In 2017, an estimated nearly 39 percent of the population was non-Caucasian, versus slightly over 30 percent for the state. And the estimated Hispanic population in 2017…

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Pasco native launches beard care product line Average Joe’s Beard Essentials

By Kevin Anthony Joe Sanchez had no intentions of starting a business. He just wanted to have a nice beard. “I never heard of beard products before my brother-in-law gave me beard products for Christmas,” said Sanchez, who started Average Joe’s Beard Essentials in January 2017. When he started looking for other products, Sanchez said…

El Asadero

El Asadero adds second restaurant in Richland

El Asadero — which serves up Mexican cuisine with a focus on homemade freshness — opened a new restaurant on 127 Gage Blvd. in Richland. The restaurant is owned and operated by father and son duo Rafael Arriaga Sr. and Rafael Arriaga Jr. Their first restaurant opened in 2004 on Fourth Avenue in Pasco, where…

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Personalized shoppers bring deliveries to your door

Courier services gain popularity as local drivers bring groceries, supplies from out-of-town stores By Gary Crawford The Tri-Cities has long said it would love to welcome a Trader Joe’s, a second Costco and an IKEA furniture store. But until that happens, consider hiring a courier to do runs to your favorite store for you. Two…

Oasis Freight Transport

Family drive turns Oasis Freight Transport into to brokerage

Oasis Freight Transport underwent a major transition in the past year. Not only did Oasis rebrand — it was formerly known as Oasis Farms & Trucking — but the 20-year-old company also transformed its business model. It sold off its fleet of 15 trucks and began operating as a freight brokerage. “It’s hard to keep…

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