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Nueva Vista, Kennewick’s newest affordable housing facility, opened Jan. 6 at 386 N. Union St. in Kennewick.

New Kennewick apartments will shelter the homeless and disabled

Kennewick’s newest affordable housing community, Nueva Vista, is open and accepting applications. The housing complex at 386 N. Union St. near Winco in Kennewick has 32 apartments. Half are earmarked for low-income families and individuals without homes while 20 percent are set-aside for those who are disabled and living on a limited income. All who…

DRG*Grant Construction Inc. will build this new 26,000-sq.-ft. office building at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.

Construction to begin in February on new PNNL office building

DGR*Grant Construction Inc. of Richland has been awarded a $9.5 million contract to build a new two-story office building at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland. Construction is expected to begin in February on the 26,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will house more than 100 PNNL staff who work on energy and national security research. The office…

Melissa LaBeaf is the owner of Euphoria Salon and Spa. LaBeaf recently moved her salon to the corner of Swift Boulevard and Wright Avenue in Richland. She opened the doors at her new location in late October and has had a steady stream of clients ever since.

Euphoria Salon finding new life along Swift Boulevard in Richland

Five years ago when Melissa LaBeaf was looking for a place to open her hair salon, she had trouble finding exactly what she was looking for. She wanted a space that wasn’t too big, but also wasn’t too small and she wanted to be sure she opened up shop in Richland. So she ended up…

SIGN Fracture Care International Awarded Afghanistan Medal of Honor

Dr. Lewis Zirkle, president and founder of SIGN Fracture Care International in Richland, and Jeanne Dillner, SIGN CEO, received the Allama Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan Medal, Afghanistan’s second-highest honor, for SIGN’s work in treating more than 5,000 patients by providing education and SIGN implants and instruments to SIGN programs throughout Afghanistan. [blockquote quote=”We are truly humbled…

Last year, the state of Washington became a pioneer in the justice system by being the first state to train, license, and regulate legal technicians. This new breed of legal professional are trained and licensed to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in Washington.

Washington becomes first state to license legal technicians

In May of 2015, Priscilla Selden of Wenatchee and others passed an eight-hour licensing exam, moving one step closer to becoming the first Limited License Legal Technicians in the country. The state’s new Limited License Legal Technician is a new professional designation that authorizes them to advise clients and file documents in family law court…

Ashby Law

Family law attorney’s compassionate approach garners national attention

Family is important to Scott Ashby, owner of Ashby Law. It’s the main reason he decided to leave a comfortable position as a high-stakes corporate litigator at an international law firm in Phoenix, Ariz. and move to the Tri-Cities to start his own practice. [blockquote quote=”It’s not about how big we can get, it’s really…

Legal & Taxes

Capital gains-now or later: A 1031 Exchange may be the solution

During tax season my father, a W.W.II veteran used to say, “I am proud to be an American and have fought for its freedoms, but I could be just as proud for half as much.” I certainly agree and I am sure many of us feel this way. There are a number of ways to…

Legal & Taxes

Distinguishing the revocable living trust from the will-based estate plan

You’ve likely heard finance experts say it. In fact, Suze Orman wrote about it in the July 2015 issue of the Costco Connection. It is this piece of estate planning wisdom: “A revocable living trust is a document all families should have.” Is this true? Do you need a revocable living trust here in Washington…

Legal & Taxes

2016 brings new Affordable Care Act reporting requirements for small businesses

The vast majority of information necessary to properly comply with the new reporting requirements is found in 26 CFR 1.6055-1 Information Reporting For Minimum Essential Coverage. For those of you who would rather focus on your businesses here are the basic essentials for what you are required to provide. Every person who provides minimum essential…

Falconer Brad Felger of Airstrike Bird Control, Inc.

Regional agricultural show draws growers, ranchers from four states

Displays at trade show booths seldom startle passersby, making them jump and their eyes go wide. “I get that reaction a lot at shows,” said Brad Felger, gently stroking the head of his gyr falcon, Hoko. He was advertising for Airstrike Bird Control, Inc., and his passion, falconry, at the Eastern Washington Ag Expo held…

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