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The Pasco Public Facilities District hired former Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins to shepherd development of its $40 million voter-approved aquatics center. These 2016 drawings suggest what it could look like. (Courtesy city of Pasco)

Pasco aquatics center has target opening date

  January 2023 and October 2024. Those are the dates to keep in mind as Pasco moves to build a...
Premier Excavation works to connect the two sides of Center Parkway behind Columbia Center mall at the Richland-Kennewick border. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

It took 22 years, but Center Parkway ‘punch through’ has started

A critical connection between Kennewick and Richland is being built after more than two decades of planning and litigation. Center...
The Benton Franklin Health District is at 7102 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick.

Health district seeks 4 new board members

The Benton-Franklin Health District seeks four community members to serve on its board, a new requirement passed by the state...
Jerick Guilliam stands outside Swigg Coffee Bar at 4845 Broadmoor Blvd. in Pasco, off Road 100. He, along with co-owners Lori and Jeff Wenner, plan to open more locations around the Tri-Cities in the coming year. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

New coffee shop aims to become the Tri-City’s new favorite

An entrepreneurial couple and an experienced coffee shop leader plan to create the new “it” coffee chain in the Tri-Cities....
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington’s largest wine producer, recently acquired Oregon’s A to Z Wineworks. (Courtesy Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

Ste. Michelle wines begins exclusively local production

As the 2022 grape harvest gets underway across the region, Chateau Ste. Michelle has begun wrapping up bottling for good...

Energy Summit highlights clean energy opportunities here in the Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities is ripe to transition its economy from one focused on cleaning up the Hanford nuclear site to one...
The Association of Washington Business stopped at Columbia Label in Benton City on Oct. 11 as part of its 2022 Manufacturing Week bus tour. U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and state Rep. Matt Boehnke, fifth and fourth from right, respectively, joined the tour in Benton City. Katii Deaton, an owner of Columbia Label, kneels in the front. (Photo by Brian Mittge / AWB)

AWB hits the road to promote manufacturing

The Association of Washington Business toured several local manufacturing and research centers during its sixth-annual Manufacturing Week bus tour, which...
The Washington Military Department is considering adding a second campus for its Youth Challenge Academy in Richland. Above, students at the original youth academy in Bremerton raise their hands during class. (Courtesy Washington Military Department)

Youth academy eyes Richland for second campus

The Washington Military Department is eyeing Richland for a new campus for its Youth Challenge Academy, a military-style residential school...

Q&A with Chris Porter

CPA / Partner PorterKinney Chris Porter Number of employees you oversee: 18 Brief background of your business: Soon after moving...

Area incomes rose dramatically, but for some more than others

The pandemic threw the greater Tri-Cities a series of curve balls. Consider known deaths in 2020 due to Covid-19: 217...

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