Local News

Valedictorian finds niche in electrical engineering

By Maegan Murray for TCAJOB Lorenzo Luzi was 4 years old when he moved with his parents to the United States from Italy in search of better opportunities. But it wasn’t until he came to Washington State University Tri-Cities as a transfer student that he found his true calling in electrical engineering where his hard […]

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Saving for retirement

Living happier and healthier in retirement takes good planning

(StatePoint) — The conceptions and realities of retirement have changed a great deal over the past several decades, giving many seniors misgivings about the future. But your golden years can be happy, healthy and productive, say experts. “For many individuals, confusion, fear and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness accompany the prospect of growing old in […]

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Program enhances lives of senior citizens through companionship

Area senior citizens who would otherwise be lonely and unable to get themselves to medical appointments or complete everyday tasks have been uplifted and given hope by friendships made through the Senior Companion Program. “Many of our seniors are living alone and all of their family and friends are gone. We provide companionship, emotional support, […]

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The Rustic Barrel

Wine barrels become fine furniture in Benton City man’s hands

Some look at old wine barrels and simply see planters. Benton City woodworker Shawn Harmon sees plethora possibilities in the wine-stained slabs, including fire pits, coolers, tables and chairs, dog beds, smokers and benches. “If I can think of something I usually find a way to make it work,” he said. For years Harmon worked […]

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Sun Downs ready to open the gate on another racing season

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB Nancy Sorick is usually pretty busy this time of year. But this year that sense of urgency is missing. Sorick heads up the nonprofit Tri-City Horse Racing Association, which will run the 2016 horseracing meet at Sun Downs at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. Racing will take place April 23, 24, […]

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