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Kennewick schools holding job fair for substitute cooks, cashiers

Those interested in working in Kennewick school kitchens and lunchrooms as substitute cooks and cashiers are invited to an informational meeting on April 26. The meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the district’s MTS Building at 622 N. Kellogg St. Attendees should park in the parking lot of the neighboring Tri-Tech Skills…

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Richland developers planning to add apartments to city’s core

A Richland company has an ambitious goal of bringing city-dwellers back to the central downtown area, to places either dominated by businesses or abandoned altogether. This includes high-profile locations in The Parkway and along Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way, including the controversial pit at the gateway to the city. “The goal is to add…

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Federal transfer of shoreline control may come this year

“Imagine the possibilities.” That’s what Brad Fisher ponders when he considers what the Columbia River shoreline could look like if it was in the hands of local jurisdictions and not the federal government. The senior vice president of RBC Wealth Management has teamed up with retired U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings and Gary Petersen, CEO of…

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Tri-City’s indie film industry heralding recent surge of growth

The cameras are rolling on the sets of a growing community of filmmakers shooting their productions right here in Tri-Cities. Randy LaBarge, a Kennewick-based screenwriter and producer, said rapid advancements in the microminiaturization of technology has led to a surge in independently produced films. “With the availability of equipment, (movies) can be done really cheap…

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Community input sought to craft vision for region’s future

Vision project to include past reports and regional plans What’s your favorite thing about the Tri-City region? What are our biggest strengths? What would you want to see change about the area in 12 years? Tri-City leaders are seeking the public’s input on these questions as part of a new community visioning project called MyTri2030.…

Simplifying life can simplify administration of an estate after death

By Beau Ruff Above all else, two issues impact the complexity, time and cost of the administration of a person’s estate more than the rest: the assets and the heirs. One of the keys from a planning perspective is to determine how best to position yourself to limit the complexity caused by those two issues.…

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Tri-City’s first bridal bar opens in Kennewick this month

New shop to serve as one-stop shop for local wedding resources White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar will be rolling out the red carpet for an April 27 grand opening of the Tri-Cities’ first bridal bar — a community resource for wedding and event planning. Inside the newly renovated Kennewick storefront — which features white furniture…

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Gates opening soon for Kennewick horse racing season

Nancy Sorick is in her 80s, while Shorty Martin is turning 70 this year. But rather than enjoying the easy retirement life, they’re putting in long days to bring back horse racing for Mid-Columbia enthusiasts. Sorick and Martin – and their merry band of workers – are preparing to kick off another spring horse racing…

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Regional wholesale plumbing distributor celebrates 90 years in business

Consolidated Supply Co.’s Kennewick branch opened in 2008 Consolidated Supply Co., which has a branch in Kennewick, celebrates 90 years in business this year. The Pacific Northwest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and water supplies strives daily to put its motto of “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well” into action. “The company takes care of its…

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Firefighting experience offers glimpse into servant leadership

By Melanie Hair Time critical. Highly technical. Labor intensive. These three phrases were repeated throughout my daylong stint as a firefighter trainee on March 23 at the Volpentest HAMMER federal training facility at the Hanford site in Richland. Called Fire Ops 101, the multi-agency event is designed to show everyday Joes and Janes what it’s…

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