State needs ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy future

For decades, Washington has reaped the benefits of forward-thinking leaders who constructed a series of hydroelectric dams on the Columbia...

Methane from landfills could be an important energy source

If you live in Spokane, you know about its waste-to-energy facility which burns up to 800 tons of solid waste...

Will my taxes go up or down in retirement?

Will my taxes go up or down in retirement? Sneaky sneaky, asking such a loaded question, when everyone knows the...

Steps to take to avoid paying the death tax

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Taxes...

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...

Choose the right vehicle to drive college savings planning

If you have watched the news lately, you may have noticed that saving and paying for college tuition is a...

Business leaders must be change-agents

Using a beach analogy, when it comes to change that you aren’t leading, are you more like: Putting your toe...

Student test scores demand concern, then action

Recent reports about dismal K-12 test scores should raise alarm in our business community. Nationwide, elementary school math and reading...

Washington employers on edge as uncertainty swirls

Is the U.S. economy headed into a recession? Has inflation peaked? When will the labor market ease? While economists debate...

Dry rivers hint at Snake River’s future without dams

If you want a glimpse of parched river bottoms behind “would be breached” lower Snake River dams, look at recent...

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