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Washington should apply Navy’s nuclear technology to civilian use

By Don C. Brunell Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn’t practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight those plants produce no electricity. There is an alternative. Nuclear power plants supply 10 percent of world’s electricity. But…

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce members gather for photo of SBIP grant recipients.

Chamber distributes $30,000 in grants to small businesses

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce distributed $30,000 in grants to local small businesses through its 2015 Small Business Incentive Program. The awards were announced at the Chamber’s BIZCON Network Tri-Cities Luncheon. More than 400 people attended the luncheon and the event, which was held at TRAC in Pasco on Oct. 28. BIZCON offered business…

Allied Arts bringing culture to the Tri-Cities

Allied Arts still bringing culture to the Mid-Columbia after 72 years

The Allied Arts Association in Richland was started by a group of women whose husbands worked for the Manhattan Project at Hanford in 1943. Most women didn’t work back then, so to keep busy they decided to bring some culture to the isolated Tri-Cities’ area by organizing the first Allied Arts group, said Bob Allen,…

Nutcracker Performance

Nutcracker dances its way into holiday traditions

[blockquote quote=”This is the first time we’ve had dancers from both of those companies — so we’ve very excited to have them” source=”Debra Rogo, Artistic Director of the Mid-Columbia Ballet” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] TheNutcracker is as synonymous with the holidays as gingerbread cookies and pumpkin spice mochas. For many families, attending a holiday performance is as…

The Pink Pearl

The Pink Pearl offers the unique

[blockquote quote=”My goal is for every women to leave the shop feeling beautiful.” source=”Amanda Kuhn, Pink Pearl owner” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]The frustration of customers being treated like numbers, rather than being respected as people, while shopping at large retailers led Amanda Kuhn to launch her own independent women’s clothing shop in Richland. The Pink Pearl offers…

Senior Times Expo Tri-Cities

Pasco Chamber’s Ag Expo has new name, expanded focus

[blockquote quote=”We always have a wide variety of vendors that have something to offer to a broad spectrum of different commodities” source=”Colin Hastings, the Pasco Chamber’s Executive Director” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]The Pasco Chamber of Commerce has changed the name of its popular January expo to the Eastern Washington Ag Expo. Colin Hastings, the Pasco Chamber’s executive direction,…

River Realty

Construction on the second building of Boulder Heights Plaza

Construction on the second building of Boulder Heights Plaza is nearly complete at 3801 S. Zintel Way in Kennewick. Conner Construction was the general contractor on the 4,500-sq.-ft., single story building that has two professional suites. Jason M. Archibald of ALD Architects in Richland designed the buildings. Doug and Carrie Lundgren are the owners and…

Small Business Saturday Logo

Participate in Small Business Saturday to boost holiday sales

[blockquote quote=”Each year we see more and more communities recognize the important role that small businesses play in their neighborhoods and find creative ways to celebrate them on Small Business Saturday,” source=”Janey Whiteside, senior vice president and general manager of customer marketing and relationship management for American Express OPEN” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]More than 3,000 communities have…

Sixth Street Art and Gift Gallery in Prosser is open for business.

Sixth Street gallery flooded with artists

By Elena Olmstead for TCAJOB [blockquote quote=”We had to vacate the building. We lost a good 80 percent of everything.” source=”Carol Ashby, Sixth Street Art and Gift Gallery Owner” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]Prosser’s Carol Ashby has owned Sixth Street Art and Gift Gallery for more than 10 years. Over the past decade she’s become known to many…

Legislature likely to consider tuition-free community college tuition in Washington

By John Stang for TCAJOB [blockquote quote=”Without the funding … it’s kinda like kissing your sister” source=”Gene Colin, board chairman of the South Seattle College Foundation” align=”right” max_width=”300px”]Two Seattle Democrats — Sens. Pramilia Jayapal and David Frockt — are working on a proposal to offer tuition-free community college in Washington. The Washington proposal, inspired by…

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