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Boba shops find enthusiastic fans in the Tri-Cities

Tri-Citians should be aware that there is a new wave of bobalicious goodness coming their way soon. Actually, it’s already...
Spring begins this month and late March is when asparagus harvest season in our state typically gets underway. Though many of our region’s farmers markets begin in June with Pasco’s starting in May, there are other options to get fresh produce onto your plate. (Courtesy Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership / Jan Mennenga)

Support local farmers by taking advantage of locally-produced food

The Tri-Cities is surrounded by farms, orchards and vineyards. Our state is a national leader in the production of apples,...
Steve Sprague recently expanded his Sit Means Sit dog training facility in downtown Kennewick. He said the pandemic increased demand for dog trainers. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Pandemic pups increase demand for professional dog trainers

Steve Sprague and Ida Ann Wright love dogs. Sprague’s favorite is a German shorthair, but the truth is, he loves...
Teresa VanDoorn offers a wide range of gift items, from classy to sassy, at her new store, The Teal Box, in Richland’s Parkway shopping area. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Parkway gift shop fueled by sarcasm and sass

A new shop in Richland’s Parkway is filled with snarky gifts, fresh flowers and a few four-letter words for good...

Overturf plans to expand dealership to Pasco

The family-run Overturf Motors in Kennewick is set to expand into Pasco in the next couple of years. Doug Overturf,...
Tiger Cool Express’ plan to build an intermodal ramp in Wallula will provide new opportunities for shipments in and out of the region using rail.  (Courtesy Tiger Cool Express)

Rail site expansion opens local import-export access

A Kansas-based company plans to pick up where Union Pacific Railroad left off and complete an intermodal ramp in Wallula,...
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington hopes to begin leasing units at the new Bishop Skylstad Commons, 301 S. 20th Ave. in Pasco, during the last week of March. A grand opening for the $16.79 million project is planned for April 14. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Catholic Charities’ new housing project edges to completion in Pasco

Catholic Charities Eastern Washington’s new $16.79 million housing development in Pasco is nearing completion, with leasing expected to begin at...
Elaina Morrow, owner of Roselily Bridal & Tuxedo, is adding 1,100 square feet of space to her store at 2158 Keene Road in Richland, intending to create space for menswear, bridesmaid wear and budget-friendly wedding gowns of $1,000 or less. (Courtesy Angela Johnson Photography)

Bridal shop vows to be one-stop shop as it begins expansion

Elaina Morrow has a vision for Roselily Bridal & Tuxedo that goes beyond the elegant wedding gowns, sharp suits and...
Porter’s Real Barbecue opened at 9420 N. Newport Highway, Suite 104, in Spokane in February. It has restaurants in Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, and a commissary in Richland. (Courtesy Porter’s Real Barbecue)

A Tri-City favorite expands into Spokane market

It started out as a food truck in Richland’s John Dam Plaza serving up Porter Kinney’s signature smoked meats, and...

Plans in works for new hotel, high school, coffee shop, storage facility

Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a list of projects in the works for the Mid-Columbia. The State...

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