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The Port of Kennewick has spent nearly $450,000 to investigate and resolve a complaint against Commissioners Don Barnes and Tom Moak by Commissioner Skip Novakovich. The figure includes Barnes’ $49,000 legal bill after he was exonerated.

Port of Kennewick bill for complaint tops $450,000

The Port of Kennewick has spent nearly $450,000 to address an “anonymous” complaint against two commissioners over a land sale...
Cody Easterday, 49, of Mesa, faces a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in a $244 million "ghost-cattle" scheme that targeted Tyson Foods Inc. and CME Group Inc.

Easterday pleads guilty in $244M cattle fraud, faces 20 years

A Mesa man faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to defrauding Tyson Foods Inc. and CME Group Inc....
Port of Kennewick, 350 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Police chief kicks off campaign season with run for port seat

Kennewick police Chief Ken Hohenberg is running for the Kennewick Port Commission seat held by Don Barnes in the 2021 election....
JMS Development will kick off work to develop a mini city at Pasco’s Osprey Pointe this year when it begins construction of a 76,000-square-foot marketplace to house 120 vendors. A hotel, 600 or more units of housing, entertainment venues and more will follow under a development agree-ment with the Port of Pasco. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

It’s go time for Pasco’s Osprey Pointe market

James Sexton is taking meetings with prospective vendors and ordering a pole building that will form the heart of an...
Avelo Airlines, based in Burbank, California, launches April 28 with three flights daily to the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. The move fulfills a 2020 prediction that Pasco stood to gain flights because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Avelo Airlines)

Airline veteran brings new carrier to Pasco, right on schedule

A Texas-based company led by the former head of Allegiant Air is launching a new carrier April 28 with a...
Bob Ferguson, a longtime Tri-Citian and former Energy Northwest and Department of Energy executive, donated $500,000 to endow a chair in energy at Washington State University Tri-Cities. (Courtesy WSU)

WSU Tri-Cities says gift will help support energy future

Bob Ferguson, a longtime Tri-Citian, energy executive and entrepreneur, contributed $500,000 to Washington State University Tri-Cities to endow a faculty,...
The Tri-Cities Newcomers Club’s book club group meets monthly to discuss books. Their March selection was “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. (Photo by Kristina Lord )

Newcomers Club isn’t just for newcomers

Is a pandemic a good time to join a new club? The women who make up the Tri-Cities Newcomers Club...
Deane Duncan takes a break from renovating her new store at 617 The Parkway in Richland. She’s anxious to open Hotoveli Boutique, now that Benton County has moved into phase 3.  (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Shop expands into spot once home to Ariel Gourmet & Gifts

The owner of an upscale clothing boutique can’t help but gush when she talks about her new storefront, a well-known corner spot in the Richland Parkway, once...
Ranae and Matt Rusk of Pasco will open Crumbl Cookies at 1102 N. Columbia Center Blvd., in a former GameStop location near the Kennewick Target. It will be the Tri-Cities’ second Crumbl location. The first opened in March in Richland. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Did someone say cookies? Crumbl coming to Kennewick, too

Crumbl Cookies, the Utah-based dessert juggernaut, is continuing its expansion into the Tri-Cities with plans for a Kennewick location. Ranae...
David Condon, left, of Premera Blue Cross, presents a $5,000 donation to fund a small expansion at KC Help, a Pasco nonprofit that provides durable medical equipment to needy residents, to Jerry Rhoads, KC Help president. George Mackie, center, of the KC Help board, looks on. (Courtesy Jerry Rhoads/KC Help)

Covid-19 cleanouts prompt expansion at KC Help

A Pasco nonprofit that provides home health equipment such as beds and wheelchairs added 400 square feet of storage space...

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