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State certification may offer new revenue for women-owned businesses

More than 30 businesses across Benton and Franklin counties took the extra step of becoming state certified as a small...
Winemaker David Rodriguez cut his teeth on farming and winemaking in the Yakima Valley and now plans to open a tasting room for Enodav Wine Co. in Prosser’s Vintners Village after buying land from the Port of Benton. (Courtesy Enodav Wine Co.)

Vintners Village to welcome $1M tasting room in 2024

A Washington state transplant who pursued a love of winemaking plans to front the latest winery to set up shop...
Aubrieann Johnson, owner of Aub’s Bananza Bread, stands behind a display of her homemade banana breads. She has a storefront at the Pasco Specialty Kitchen and stalls at the Public Market at Columbia River Warehouse in Kennewick and Pasco Farmers Market to satisfy her ever-growing fan base. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Pasco baker serves up variety of sweet comfort food

Aubrieann Johnson had always wanted to own her own business. It was just that, for the longest time, the 32-year-old...
The Central Industrial Sales Inc. team includes, from left, Shae Testerman, sales/technical repairs; Bookkeeper Codi Jarrett; Justin Jarrett, inside sales; Jason Jarrett: president/sales; Jim Jarrett, founder/sales; James Mott, fabrication/outside sales; and Jerry Jackson, inside sales. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland family business gears up for busiest time of year

Jason Jarrett will be the first to tell customers that his products might not be the cheapest. But no one...
LivAway Suites, a new extended stay hotel brand, has begun work on a $12 million hotel at 1289 Tapteal Drive in Richland. The company has more than 25 hotels in various stages of development across the country. (Courtesy LivAway Suites)

New extended stay hotel breaks ground in Richland

New extended stay hotel brand LivAway Suites has begun work on a $12 million hotel at 1289 Tapteal Drive in...
Pasco School District students and staff at the groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 17 for the district’s third comprehensive high school. (Courtesy Pasco School District)

Pasco begins building new $185M high school

Work has started at the site of Pasco School District’s third comprehensive high school. The nearly 300,000-square-foot school at 6091...
A $1.8 million construction project at the Benton County Justice Center will revamp the clerk’s office, the prosecuting attorney’s office and the jury assembly room. It’s expected to wrap up by January or February of next year. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

$1.8 million remodel underway at Benton County Justice Center

A $1.8 million construction project is underway at the Benton County Justice Center, but the work won’t disrupt court proceedings...

Planning underway for apartments, road work, warehouse space

Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a list of projects in the works for the Mid-Columbia. The State...
Satellite map of the area around Tapteal Elementary School in West Richland, with a yellow box around the 10-acre parcel that's being transferred to the Richland School District.

Richland School District buys land north of Tapteal Elementary 

The Richland School District is growing by 10 acres.  The district is buying a parcel of state trust land in...
Courtesy Simplify LLC

Washington ranks No. 3 for best state for small business taxes 

Washington state ranks as the No. 3 best state nationwide for small business taxes.  That’s according to a new study...

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