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Kyaw Htoo Kayunar, left, a Habitat for Humanity homebuyer who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Myanmar, and Jet Richardson, the Tri-City nonprofit’s new executive director, pause in a home under construction in east Pasco. The men removed their face masks just long enough to be photographed. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Globe-trotting Richland native is back home, at helm of Habitat for Humanity

Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity has a new executive director, a Richland native who came home after exploring the country...
Bluewood built two outbuildings at its Dayton-area resort to allow for better social distancing and traffic flow for this year’s winter season. (Courtesy Bluewood)

Bluewood carves out room on mountain for safe skiing

Northwest ski resorts have spent the better part of the year planning for Covid-19 contingencies to ensure skiers and snowboarders...
Randy Johnson and his wife, Dawn, purchased the former Bamboo Garden
restaurant, 8021 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick and are renovating it as the
new home for their closed-door pharmacy serving long-term care centers. The
couple, both pharmacists, also operate the Tri-Cities RX retail pharmacy at
Richland’s Kadlec Medical Center campus.
(Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Tri-Cities RX repurposes Chinese restaurant for ‘closed door’ pharmacy

In one of the more unusual real estate moves in recent memory, a Chinese restaurant in Kennewick is being refashioned...
Mezzo Thai Fusion, 110 W. Gage Blvd. in Richland, will close at the end of December. The owners plans to announce a new location in January.

Thai restaurant downsizing to smaller spot in 2021

Jacqui Wright will move her popular Mezzo Thai Fusion restaurant to a smaller spot in early 2021. Wright will close...
Christ the King Montessori Preschool teachers Debbie Cleveland, from left, Kelly Buchanan and Aliana Kincaid operate three independent classrooms inside the new building on the Christ the King campus in Richland. (Courtesy Kelly Buchanan)

New building welcomes youngest learners

A new building aims to meet the demand for high-quality preschool education in the Tri-Cities by adding three classrooms dedicated...

Benton County cannabis sales top $34 million

Cannabis sales in Benton County reached more than $34 million in fiscal year 2020. That’s up nearly 43% over fiscal...
3D printed safety components will be used in the TVA nuclear complex at Athens, Alabama. (Courtesy Framatome)

3D safety components for nuclear reactors come to Richland

Framatome’s nuclear fuel manufacturing facility in Richland played a key role in the first-ever use of a 3D printed safety...

Robust Tri-City population trends expected to continue

As we close out a tumultuous year where the pandemic has stolen so much of our attention, it might help...

Q&A with Dr. Amy Person

Health Officer, Benton-Franklin Health District Dr. Amy Person Number of employees you oversee: The Benton-Franklin Health District employs almost 95...
Franklin County Courthouse, Pasco. (File photo)

Seattle resident accused of bilking state for services in Tri-Cities

A Seattle woman faces felony theft charges in Franklin County Superior Court after she allegedly submitted $41,000 in phony bills...

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