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Ride in style with new black-car service TC Black

Expect VIP treatment inside a TC Black car with leather seats, a customized music playlist, punctual pickups and a skilled driver wearing a jacket and displaying impeccable manners. The owner of the Tri-City’s new black-car service is a native Texan and former Navy submariner. David McClain says his Lone Star State values drive his hospitality…

STEM project

$15,000-plus in STEM Like Me! grants fuel STEM programs in Tri-City schools

More than $15,000 in STEM education grants are in use at Tri-City area schools, creating or supporting robotics clubs, aeroponic gardening and microscopic photography, among other projects. Tri-City teachers were invited to apply for the STEM Like ME! grants through the Washington State STEM Education Foundation, with selection help from the Dream Builder’s Education Foundation.…

Benton County grant program OKs $1.7M for port, city projects

Benton County recently approved $1.7 million in grants from its sales tax-generated economic development program. The money will be put toward projects from the city of Kennewick and Port of Kennewick, Richland and Prosser. The county awarded $1 million to Kennewick and its port to transform Clover Island’s shoreline. The money will go toward improving…

D-BAT Columbia Basin

Kennewick batting facility D-BAT Columbia Basin opening near Vista Field

Bob and Tammy Benson have long wanted to run a batting cage business in the Tri-City area. “We’ve always talked about having a facility,” Tammy said. “We’d look and talk about it. But we wouldn’t do it.” Then a friend showed them information about a D-BAT franchise a few years ago. The Bensons bought a…

$3.5 million in projects in works at Kadlec medical campus in Richland

Two construction projects totaling more than $3.5 million are getting underway on the Kadlec medical campus in Richland to meet patient demand for electrophysiology and gastroenterology services. One project involves adding a fifth catheterization lab to the main hospital building at 888 Swift Blvd. This will result in more resources for electrophysiology cardiology, known as…

Hot Mess

Burgers, pies, retro sci-fi makes recipe for a Hot Mess

Horror movie-themed restaurant to open in Richland’s Parkway In addition to managing a cafe, owning a micro-bakery and parenting four children, Chris Nokes decided to add restaurant entrepreneur to his list. He’s opening Hot Mess Burgers & Pies at 619 The Parkway in Richland, where Cheese Louise used to be. “When we came in here…

Yakima Federal Savings & Loan plans to begin construction on a new branch at 3100 Duportail St. in Richland this month. It's expected to open next spring. (Courtesy Benton County GIS)

Yakima Federal Savings & Loan to build $2.2M branch in Queensgate area

Yakima Federal Savings & Loan plans to build a new $2.2 million branch in the Queensgate area of Richland. The new 4,206-square-foot bank building, its first in nearly 18 years, will be at 3100 Duportail St., next door to HAPO Community Credit Union and across the street from Numerica Credit Union. The bank bought 1.6 acres…

Complete Healthcare for Women buys larger building

Richland medical practice to move into site on Jadwin Avenue A Richland OB-GYN bought a building not far from his current clinic and will move into a newly remodeled facility this summer. Dr. Richard Lorenzo has seen patients at 1050 Gilmore Ave., Suite A, since August 2015. His new practice will be at 1045 Jadwin…

Horn Rapidds Golf Course

Owner of Gale-Rew Construction buys Horn Rapids golf course

By Kevin Anthony Long before Brad Rew ever imagined running his own construction company, he dreamed of owning a golf course. He grew up playing the courses of the Tri-Cities and his first job after graduating from Richland High School was mowing the greens at Buckskin Golf Club. He studied golf course management in college,…

Moonshot Brewing

Craft brew pub, soccer bar Moonshot Brewing to open in Kennewick

Ryan Wattenbarger and Hilary Bird will be ready to share their craft brews and love of soccer with the Tri-Cities in May. The Tri-City couple are opening Moonshot Brewing at 8804 Victoria Ave., Suite 130, in Kennewick, near the Gage Boulevard and Steptoe Street intersection. “I think we can be open in the first half…

Latest News

Lourdes Health names new CEO

Yakima Federal Savings & Loan to build $2.2M branch in Queensgate area

Ground-breaking ceremony set for Vista Field redevelopment

Cascade Natural Gas requests rate increase

Gallo buys Hogue Cellars, other regional wineries

Electrical companies fined for unlicensed work across state, in Tri-Cities

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