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David’s Bridal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and given notice that it may be laying off 9,000-plus employees nationwide. But stores — including the Kennewick location on West Canal Drive — remain open and orders are being fulfilled as the company seeks a buyer, officials said. 

David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, announces potential layoffs 

David’s Bridal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and given notice that it may be laying off 9,000-plus employees nationwide,...
Rory Langdon, a junior at Columbia Basin College, credits the Pathways to Hanford program with helping him land an internship with a  Hanford contractor. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Columbia Basin College program puts students on path to Hanford jobs

Rory Langdon was sending out his resume to possible employers, on the hunt for an internship.   But the junior in...
Work is under way on Mobile Launcher 2, a key part of NASA’s Artemis program. The Richland-based Fluid Controls and Components Inc. is helping with the project as part of a contract with Bechtel Corp. (Courtesy Bechtel)

Local company helping with NASA moonshot

A Richland company is helping NASA reach for the moon and beyond. Fluid Controls and Components Inc., or FCCI, has...
The McCurley Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership in the Pasco Autoplex is being expanded. It’s part of an expansion project across multiple McCurley properties. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

McCurley Dealerships plans $31 million expansion

McCurley Dealerships aims to be the best auto group in the market it serves, and it’s planning a significant facility...
After more than 40 years in business, Dan Stafford, owner of Dan’s Garage at 508 E. Bruneau Ave. in Kennewick, is looking to sell. The 2.5-acre property has become Eastern Washington’s destination for finding vintage and antique General Motors vehicle parts, as well as whole cars. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Tri-Cities’ last stop for collectible car parts is for sale

A sturdy man, long of beard and hair walked before a lineup of American metal, wearing an insulated plaid flannel,...
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Local Bounti secures more funding, shores plans to complete Pasco greenhouse

The owner of Pasco’s new multimillion indoor greenhouse has secured additional funding to support its growth plans as lack of...
Freddy Mielke, 9, of West Richland, center, is comfortable with a microphone and on a stage. His dad, Marty Mielke, right, hopes his son will take over the family business someday. He recently bought Sight and Sound Services in Kennewick from Bob Kreider, left. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Longtime DJ, audio services business spins into new hands

The new owner of Sight and Sound Services already has mapped out his succession plan, even though he only bought...
Community leaders announce plans to develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Research and Development Center at Paine Field on March 28. From left: Dale Smith, regional director, saf procurement & policy strategies, Boeing; Scott Kennedy, state and local government affairs manager, Alaska Airlines; Brian Surratt, president and CEO, Greater Seattle Partners; state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo); Emily Wittman, president and CEO, Aerospace Futures Alliance; Garry Clark, president and CEO, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County; Diane Kamionka, executive director, Northwest Innovation Resource Center; Josh Heyne, Director, WSU Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Lab; Lynnette Muenzberg, board chair, Aerospace Futures Alliance; Paul Pitre, chancellor, WSU Everett; Sandra Haynes, chancellor, WSU Tri-Cities; and Dave Somers, executive at Snohomish County. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities to guide development of sustainable aviation fuel R&D center

Washington State University Tri-Cities and Snohomish County have teamed up to develop a proposed research and development center for sustainable...
Participants at Challenge Tri-Cities in Kennewick walk a tight rope as part of the course, which has 12 high-low elements aimed at helping groups build trust and communication as they work together. (Courtesy Jennifer Dorsett)

New owners rename and improve Columbia Park challenge course

Jennifer Dorsett spent years taking young people to the gravity-defying challenge course in Columbia Park to help them build teamwork,...
Adnan Al Hayyawi holds a tray of pistachio baklava in his Somer Bakery at 5601 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 111, in Kennewick. The bakery offers a taste of home for Al Hayyawi. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

At this Kennewick bakery, a taste of home – and a dream realized

When Adnan Al Hayyawi moved to the Tri-Cities from his native Iraq nearly eight years ago, he missed the tastes...

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