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Trios makes another swap of top leadership

Three weeks after announcing a new interim chief executive officer and four weeks after introducing a new chief financial officer, Trios Health has made another change to its top leadership team. Scott Landrum has been appointed as the new interim CEO and Tom Marshall is the new CFO. Both are Quorum Health Resources employees. The […]

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Albertons

Albertsons announces plans to merge with Rite Aid

Albertsons has announced plans to merge with Rite Aid. The grocery store and drug store chains announced the deal Feb. 21. The integrated company will operate about 4,900 locations, 4,350 pharmacy counters and 320 clinics across 38 states and Washington, D.C., serving more than 40 million customers per week. Most Albertsons pharmacies will be rebranded […]

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Traffic backups are common on Queensgate Drive in south Richland as drivers wait to merge onto Interstate 182 or Columbia Park Trail. Drivers can expect more delays as the city and state begin to build two roundabouts in the area next month as part of a $3.9 million construction project.

Richland roundabouts expected to alleviate Queensgate jams

More roundabouts are coming to the Tri-Cities. Construction begins next month on two Queensgate Drive traffic circles in Richland. Though delays, backups and detours will come with construction of the $3.9 million road project, the end result is expected to improve traffic flow in the congested south Richland area. It’s common for rush hour traffic […]

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Fairchild Cinemas expects to break ground at the end of February on the new 10-screen theater in south Kennewick, anticipating a December opening. (Courtesy Paradigm Design Group of Michigan)

Fairchild kicks off Pasco remodel, new Kennewick cinema

Ever since Fairchild Cinemas posted a “Coming Soon” sign last year in a vacant field across the street from the Kennewick Walmart, moviegoers in the south Kennewick area have been anticipating the first shovel turn of dirt. That time could happen by month’s end. “Plans have just gone to the engineers,” said Mamie Gale, general […]

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Washington State

Dueling marijuana bills at odds over who has authority to ban pot shops

By Michelle Dupler A series of bills introduced in the Washington state Legislature highlight dueling approaches to marijuana regulation in the state — and spell possible uncertainty for cannabis businesses. While Rep. David Sawyer, D-Tacoma, said a pair of bills he introduced aim to enhance state-level control over Washington’s legal cannabis market, Rep. Brad Klippert, […]

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Trios Health puts new leaders in charge of operations

 Quorum employees appointed to CEO, finance director positions Trios Health has appointed two new leaders to key roles to oversee the beleaguered Kennewick hospital system. Both are Quorum Health Resources employees. The Tennessee-based consultants were hired by the Kennewick Public Hospital Board of Commissioners in 2016 to help analyze and manage the financial crisis that […]

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Courtney Bauer, left, and Alanna Bauer Lindblom stand inside their new business, Red Mountain Kitchen, that’s under construction at 212 W. Kennewick Ave. The sisters hope to open the commercial kitchen by the middle of March.

New commercial kitchen to open in downtown Kennewick

Red Mountain Kitchen to offer space for food entrepreneurs to plan, prep, produce The Bauer sisters remember years ago when they had piano recitals at the old Baldwin Music store in downtown Kennewick. Now they’re trading music lessons for a different soul-satisfying love: food. Alanna Bauer Lindblom and Courtney Bauer who – along with their […]

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Global Credit Union closed its two Tri-City branches, located within Yoke’s Fresh Market stores in Pasco and Kennewick, on Jan. 31.

Global Credit Union closes grocery-based branches in Pasco, Kennewick

Yoke’s Fresh Market seeks to fill vacancy with another bank, credit union Global Credit Union has closed its two Tri-City grocery store branches. Officials shuttered locations inside the Pasco and Kennewick Yoke’s Fresh Market stores on Jan. 31. Global Credit Union’s 1,600 Tri-City members may keep their accounts open and rely on mobile banking, online bill […]

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