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Viticulture and enology students engage in research at the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center. A grant from the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation will expand capacity for undergraduate research through the center’s planned Life Sciences Teaching Lab. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

Grant helps support WSU Wine Science Center teaching lab

A gift from the Paul Lauzier Charitable Foundation is delivering much-needed space and equipment for hands-on student learning at Washington State University’s Wine Science Center in north Richland. Named for the late Washington farmer and entrepreneur Paul Lauzier, the foundation, which supports a range of causes including community development, education, health, and agriculture, chose to…


Want to save your piece of paradise? These legal strategies can help

Think of a unique piece of property. Maybe it’s a plot of land you own that is situated perfectly to be added to the Badger Mountain trail system. Maybe it’s a charming house or commercial building in downtown Kennewick. Maybe it’s a vineyard in the heart of Red Mountain. If your ultimate goal is to…

Brian Kinner, food services manager at Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels, prepares volunteers on Sept. 23 to pass out hot and frozen meals in Richland for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Meals on Wheels returns to serving up curbside hot lunches

Kristi Thien and the staff and volunteers at Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels paced nervously in the parking lot. Would anyone come for hot meals, the first since the pandemic began? Senior Life Resources Northwest, which runs Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels, was about to pass out hot meals to seniors in a drive-thru format. The nonprofit…


Food, agriculture sectors fortify Tri-City economy

Food and agriculture lay claim to many segments of the economy of the greater Tri-Cities. The area’s fields, orchards, vineyards and animal husbandry operations yield a cornucopia of products. While a good portion of these products is shipped beyond county lines, much is sent to facilities here to process the bounty. Think of vegetable, especially…

Deane Duncan moved her fashion and accessories shop, Hotoveli Boutique, from Lake Havasu, Arizona, at the height of the Covid pandemic and reopened in May at Queensgate Village in Richland. The boutique carries high-end couture pieces as well as more affordable product lines. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Boutique returns to Northwest to set up shop in Richland

Hotoveli Boutique, Richland’s newest fashion hub, has arrived at Queensgate Village, giving area fashionistas another local outlet to find the perfect outift, or pieces to complete their current wardrobe. Hotoveli offers a fashion house atmosphere with a selection of name brand, high-end items, as well as affordable styles to suit daughters, mothers and grandmothers alike.…

A lightweight, titanium piece of a TiLite custom wheelchair undergoes its transformation on the production line in Pasco. (Courtesy Permobil)

Pasco wheelchair manufacturer earns key ISO certification

They already knew it was true, but now, everyone else will too. TiLite, a custom wheelchair manufacturing unit of Permobil, has been a fixture in the Pasco community for about 20 years. It has been creating innovative, aluminum and titanium wheelchairs while meeting the high standards of the FDA. Now, after months of overhauling its…

Dr. Prabhjot “Jyoti” Kahlon, an emergency room physician, opened Health First Urgent Care in late August at 37 Columbia Point Drive, Richland. The clinic treats non-life-threatening conditions. (Courtesy Dr. Prabhjot “Jyoti” Kahlon)

ER doc opens urgent care clinic at Columbia Point

The Tri-Cities has a new urgent care clinic for patients with conditions that are not life threatening. Dr. Prabhjot “Jyoti” Kahlon, an emergency room veteran who has worked at both Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Lourdes Health, opened Health First Urgent Care on Aug. 31 at 37 Columbia Point Drive in Richland. Kahlon and her…

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Benton, Franklin finally escape Phase 1 Covid restrictions

Benton, Franklin and three other counties are putting the most restrictive phase of the Covid-19 restrictions behind them.  Gov. Jay Inslee announced Oct. 13 that the counties still left in a modified version of Phase 1 of the Safe Start program may advance to Phase 2.   The governor cited “gratifying” increases in wearing masks to deter…

Monical leaving as CEO of Pasco’s Lourdes Health

Rob Monical, chief executive officer of Pasco’s Lourdes Health since early 2019, stepped down Sept. 22 to pursue another career opportunity. “I am honored to have been a part of Lourdes Health and the Tri-Cities area,” Monical said in a Sept. 11 statement announcing the move. “We have a wonderful team of dedicated employees, physicians…

President Dwight D. Eisenhower toured McNary Dam on Sept. 23, 1954. “Wisely and providently we must use and develop these resources, so that each succeeding generation of Americans may share in their benefits,” he said during the dedication ceremony.

Eisenhower dedicated McNary Dam 66 years ago this month, called water a ‘natural legacy’

By East Benton County Historical Society It was a no school day on Sept. 23, 1954, in east Benton County and surrounding areas. The bright, beautiful, sunny early autumn day remained, however, a day of education and history. Students from grade school up didn’t get a day’s learning at their desks carved with inkwells and…

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