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Planning key to independence in retirement

By Eileen L. Griffin A recent Wall Street Journal column attempted to dispel the myth of an impending retirement crisis in the United States. It said most private sector employees are well prepared for retirement, having saved and invested for many years with both employer-sponsored plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. Recent data indicates 61 percent…

Tender Care Village volunteers Susan Anfinson, left, walks with Marie Duncan. The nonprofit’s mission is designed to assist residents age 50 and older by offering help with chores, check-ins and transportation. (Courtesy Tender Village)

Tender Care Village needs volunteers before it can add new members

Marie Duncan has been living alone for 45 years and she’d like to continue to enjoy her “little view of the river” from her Kennewick home for as long as she can. The 92-year-old credits the Tender Care Village for enabling her to remain independent at her own home. “It’s just wonderful. I just can’t…

Attorney Beau Ruff works for Cornerstone Wealth Strategies in Kennewick.

Estate planning too important to ignore

By Beau Ruff Property owned by a spouse does not automatically transfer to the surviving spouse at death. Instead, something more is needed in the estate plan to accomplish this feat. In all the complexity of the estate plan, the community property agreement is one document in particular that offers simplicity, and yet still is…

Local investors plan to tear down and rebuild a long-vacant building that sits near Frost Me Sweet and The Parkway’s fountain.

Dilapidated Parkway property coming down

High-end cocktail bar, coffee shop likely tenants in building near fountain Big plans are in the works for a building described as an eyesore in the heart of Richland’s The Parkway. A group of six local investors with Prospere Ventures bought the property and hope to begin demolition soon to build a new building valued…

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Michael Steiner, vice president of Latrobe Foundry, stands in front of a lathe machine used to manufacture aluminum pipe fittings at its Pasco warehouse. The 86-year-old family-owned company, headquartered in Pennsylvania, chose Pasco to open its first West Coast operation.

Longtime Pennsylvania foundry opens in Pasco

Most hours of the day, a lathe machine is hard at work in a Pasco warehouse, creating pipe fittings for a Pennsylvania company that recently opened its first West Coast shop. Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply Co., based near Pittsburgh, picked the Tri-Cities to be closer to its customers. The company founder’s great-grandson moved his…

Bombing Range Brewing Co. has established a following that includes famous people, like former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, center, standing between brewery owners Mike and Dashia Hopp. The Hopps plan to open a second bar called The Dive in the same north Richland building in June. (Courtesy Dashia Hopp)

Richland brewery owners to open dive bar

The Dive to open in June at Shrub Steppe’s old site Business has been great since Mike and Dashia Hopp opened Bombing Range Brewing Co. nearly three years ago in north Richland. The microbrewery and restaurant at 2000 Logston Blvd. has loyal customers. People who live at nearby Horn Rapids and those commuting to the…

Q&A with Dave Retter

Number of employees you oversee? 85 Brief background about your company: I started in 1979 in the business and opened our company in October 1992.  In 2016, after 26 years with another franchise, we changed our franchise affiliation to Sotheby’s International Realty. We are a full service residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing,…

A Kennewick homebuilding company is building a large warehouse and office that will serve as a headquarters for Infinity Homes of Washington, Promade Homes and RP Development in unincorporated Benton County at 105609 E. Wiser Parkway.

Kennewick homebuilders plan new headquarters

Infinity, Promade, RP Development owners building 31,000-square-foot building near Cottonwood school The owners of Infinity Homes of Washington, Promade Homes and RP Development are building a 31,000-square-foot building at 105609 E. Wiser Parkway. The new warehouse and showroom are under construction just south of Interstate 82 in unincorporated Benton County, near CSS Mini Storage, just…

Students who helped to build this year’s Team Pasco House stand outside it at 4118 Vermilion Lane during the May 29 dedication ceremony. (Courtesy Pasco School District)

Students build home that sells in 9 days

Century 21 Tri-Cities program donates listing to student scholarships A three-bedroom, 2,090-square-foot home built by Pasco high school students was under contract nine days after it went on the market. The home was listed for $333,500. Students, teachers and other partners celebrated the completion of the Team Pasco House at 4118 Vermilion Lane, south of…

Framing is underway at a planned Taco Time at 2222 Keene Road in south Richland that will replace the one in central Richland on Swift Boulevard.

Richland Taco Time plans move for drive-thru

A new Taco Time planned for south Richland means the closure of the city’s current Taco Time franchise in Richland’s downtown core. The newest restaurant will open at 2222 Keene Road, near the busy intersection of Keene Road and Queensgate Boulevard, next door to an Exxon gas station. A wooden sign is up announcing the…

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