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MOD Pizza will open at noon May 26 in Richland.

MOD Pizza, Ulta Beauty opening this week in Richland

Tri-Cities’ newest pizzeria and a second Ulta Beauty store will open this week in Richland. MOD Pizza begins serving up its thin crust pies beginning at noon May 26. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant’s Italian street-style pizzas are made on demand. The restaurant features an outdoor patio. Salads, beer and wine also will be available at the […]

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Prosser Economic Development Association annual meeting

Prosser Economic Development Association’s annual meeting is June 7

Prosser Economic Development Association’s annual meeting on June 7 will focus on “Why Benton County is a Great Place to Live and Work.” Featured speakers include Randy Taylor, mayor of Prosser; Kennewick police Chief Ken Hohenberg; and Sheriff Jerry Hatcher of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The free event is at 5:30 p.m. June 7 […]

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Kennewick Irrigation District sprinkler

Unaffiliated bill payment service targeting KID customers

The Kennewick Irrigation District is alerting customers that Doxo Inc. is using KID contact information to market its online bill payment service to potential customers. KID is not in partnership with this company and has not authorized it to use the KID logo or materials. KID does offer online bill pay through a secure portal […]

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The harsh winter exacerbated the low number of homes for sale available in the Tri-Cities, putting a halt on new home construction like these Grayhawk Homes in Horn Rapids area in Richland. But real estate agents said that should change in the next 18 to 24 months as builders bring new inventory to the market. (Courtesy Karen Jackson Photography)

Tri-City real estate agents targeting homeowners directly

Market continues to see low inventory for buyers Bryan Verhei of Retter & Company Sotheby’s International Realty is getting ready to send potential clients a direct mail piece with home maintenance tips. It’s a little more lighthearted than one he sent in early April urging homeowners to put their home up for sale. At the […]

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David, left and Nathan Croskrey stand outside their recently completed Road 44 storage unit project in Pasco. The identical twins have bought, built and sold dozens of properties across the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities’ twin ‘Property Brothers’ share real estate success

By Robin Wojtanik Tri-Cities’ real-life “Property Brothers,” David and Nathan Croskrey have found success as a team, building, buying and selling properties around the area for decades. But it’s not a business model they would recommend for everyone. The identical twins credit their faith and shared values for fueling their strong partnership. Nearly 25 years […]

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WSU Tri-Cities chancellor leaving after four-year stint

WSU launching national search for replacement The chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities is stepping down. H. Keith Moo-Young will be leaving before his five-year contract is up. He joined the Richland campus four years ago, earning a $300,000 annual salary. “With new leadership comes a new vision and direction for WSU. Chancellor Moo-Young is in […]

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More than 800 caregivers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center voted on April 19-20 to join SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, a statewide union of nearly 30,000 nurses and health care workers.  The caregivers cited a need for a voice in staffing, wages and benefits as reasons to form the union.

Kadlec caregivers vote to join statewide health care union

Members hope to begin contract negotiation in coming months More than 800 nursing assistants, radiology technicians, dietary and housekeeping staff, certified surgical technologists and other caregivers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland voted last month to join a statewide union. The vote was 422 to 297 to align with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, which boasts […]

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The Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village riverfront development under construction on Columbia Drive in Kennewick recently received a $2.1 million boost from Benton County’s Rural County Capital Fund. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Benton County resurrects economic development grant program

Kennewick wine village gets $2.1 million boost Benton County handed out its first check after resurrecting a sales tax-generated economic development program: $2.1 million toward the Port of Kennewick’s urban wine village project on Columbia Drive. It was a joint award going to the port and city of Kennewick. The grant will be used for […]

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