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Kennewick schools holding job fair for substitute cooks, cashiers

Those interested in working in Kennewick school kitchens and lunchrooms as substitute cooks and cashiers are invited to an informational meeting on April 26. The meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the district’s MTS Building at 622 N. Kellogg St. Attendees should park in the parking lot of the neighboring Tri-Tech Skills […]

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Boost Builds recently bought two multi-story buildings featuring 160,000 square feet of space at 1100 and 1200 Jadwin Ave. in Richland for just over $1 million. (Courtesy NAI Tri-Cities Commercial)

Richland developers planning to add apartments to city’s core

A Richland company has an ambitious goal of bringing city-dwellers back to the central downtown area, to places either dominated by businesses or abandoned altogether. This includes high-profile locations in The Parkway and along Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way, including the controversial pit at the gateway to the city. “The goal is to add […]

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This shoreline view from in the Port of Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village in Kennewick highlights overgrowth at the unmaintained rivershore, according to three Columbia River shoreline reconveyance proponents.

Federal transfer of shoreline control may come this year

“Imagine the possibilities.” That’s what Brad Fisher ponders when he considers what the Columbia River shoreline could look like if it was in the hands of local jurisdictions and not the federal government. The senior vice president of RBC Wealth Management has teamed up with retired U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings and Gary Petersen, CEO of […]

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The scene is set at Hunt & Gather Antiques in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center, which served as one of the sets for 2047 Productions’ “Strowger’s Revenge,” currently in production. Tri-City filmmakers say they generally find local business owners and other community members open to the opportunity to help out when asked.

Tri-City’s indie film industry heralding recent surge of growth

The cameras are rolling on the sets of a growing community of filmmakers shooting their productions right here in Tri-Cities. Randy LaBarge, a Kennewick-based screenwriter and producer, said rapid advancements in the microminiaturization of technology has led to a surge in independently produced films. “With the availability of equipment, (movies) can be done really cheap […]

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Ron Boninger, and other members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Affairs Committee announce the launch of MyTri2030, an initiative to engage Tri-City residents to form a collective future vision for the region. Residents can weigh in by taking the MyTri2030 survey at mytri2030.com through May 15.

Community input sought to craft vision for region’s future

Vision project to include past reports and regional plans What’s your favorite thing about the Tri-City region? What are our biggest strengths? What would you want to see change about the area in 12 years? Tri-City leaders are seeking the public’s input on these questions as part of a new community visioning project called MyTri2030. […]

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Alexandra RoseLee, owner of White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar, plans to provide a one-stop shop for Tri-City wedding vendors. Her new shop will celebrate a grand opening at 4:30 p.m. April 27 at 8901 W. Tucannon St., Suite 145, in Kennewick

Tri-City’s first bridal bar opens in Kennewick this month

New shop to serve as one-stop shop for local wedding resources White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar will be rolling out the red carpet for an April 27 grand opening of the Tri-Cities’ first bridal bar — a community resource for wedding and event planning. Inside the newly renovated Kennewick storefront — which features white furniture […]

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Full stalls are sure signs that horse racing is coming back to the Sun Downs race track in Kennewick. The season runs on three consecutive weekends – April 21-22, 28-29 and May 5-6 – at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Gates opening soon for Kennewick horse racing season

Nancy Sorick is in her 80s, while Shorty Martin is turning 70 this year. But rather than enjoying the easy retirement life, they’re putting in long days to bring back horse racing for Mid-Columbia enthusiasts. Sorick and Martin – and their merry band of workers – are preparing to kick off another spring horse racing […]

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Jesse Schuh, from left, and David Henle, both of Precision Plumbing, order supplies from Consolidated Supply Co. salesmen Jeff Mucha and Shan Tasci. Consolidated Supply Co. celebrates 90 years in business this year. The Kennewick branch has been open for 10 years.

Regional wholesale plumbing distributor celebrates 90 years in business

Consolidated Supply Co.’s Kennewick branch opened in 2008 Consolidated Supply Co., which has a branch in Kennewick, celebrates 90 years in business this year. The Pacific Northwest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and water supplies strives daily to put its motto of “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well” into action. “The company takes care of its […]

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Benton County Fire District 4 Capt. Bonnie Benitz, left, helps Melanie Hair, general manager and founder of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, adjust her breathing apparatus as a simulated car fire burns in the background during Fire Ops 101, a March 23 multi-agency training event at the HAMMER federal training facility at the Hanford site in Richland.

Firefighting experience offers glimpse into servant leadership

By Melanie Hair Time critical. Highly technical. Labor intensive. These three phrases were repeated throughout my daylong stint as a firefighter trainee on March 23 at the Volpentest HAMMER federal training facility at the Hanford site in Richland. Called Fire Ops 101, the multi-agency event is designed to show everyday Joes and Janes what it’s […]

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