October 2017

Pink the Parkway features two cancer survivor fashion shows. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Richland Parkway.

Parkway businesses team up for cancer awareness event

Seventeen businesses in The Parkway are offering discounts and deals during an annual cancer awareness fundraiser called Pink the Parkway. Organized by Warrior Sisterhood, a support group offered through the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, the event features two cancer survivor fashion shows, live music, vendors, dance and cheer demonstrations, a silent auction and more. Pink the […]

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Kennewick ranks No. 3 for best place to trick-or-treat

There is little chance of rain ruining the trick-or-treating in Kennewick, making it the No. 3 city in the country for collecting Halloween candy. That’s according to a list compiled by online financial technology company SmartAsset. Last year Kennewick ranked No. 4 on the list. The ranking considered seven metrics: data for population density, percent of […]

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Higher education, job training expo set for Oct. 28 in Kennewick

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, will host a Higher Education and Job Training Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 in Kennewick. The free expo is open to Central Washington students of all ages and their families. Colleges, military institutions and job training programs will be available to offer information and resources for students and families […]

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Officials from Lampson International, Tri-City Development Council and Pasco Chamber of Commerce join local politicians and members of the Association of Washington Business atop a Lampson crane during AWB’s statewide bus tour that stopped in the Tri-Cities on Oct. 3 to highlight the state’s manufacturers.

AWB bus crisscrosses state, visits Tri-City manufacturing companies

Association of Washington Business’ bus rolled into Tri-Cities earlier this month as a part of its inaugural, statewide bus tour in support of the state’s manufacturers. The Tri-City stops included Delta High School, Lampson International and Barnard Griffin Winery. It makes sense the region was included in the statewide showcase as Benton and Franklin counties […]

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Steven Carbajo, lead line cook, left, and Paul Westover, sous chef, prep for the dinner rush at Taverna Tagaris in Richland. Westover said only 15 percent of those who applied for their recent job posting for a line cook were qualified. Columbia Basin College will launch a hospitality program this winter to provide job training for the growing restaurant and hotel industry.

CBC to launch new hospitality program to train workers

Columbia Basin College will launch a hospitality training program in January to better prepare workers to join the ranks of more than 6,000 people who work in the growing industry in Benton and Franklin counties. The new program was created in direct response to the increased demand for skilled restaurant and hotel workers. “There’s a […]

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Members of the Tri-City Country Club voted unanimously in early October to turn over day-to-day operations of running the club and par-65 golf course to a group of 21 people called Save the Club. Plans include renaming the Kennewick club, opening the restaurant to the public and reducing rates to attract more golfers.

Members of area’s oldest golf club buy it to save it

The new owners of the Tri-City Country Club are working to shed the 79-year-old private club’s longtime reputation as a members-only golf course by making the greens public and overhauling the private restaurant into a high-end steakhouse and sports lounge. Members of the Kennewick country club voted unanimously Oct. 3 to turn over the day-to-day […]

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Mid-Columbia legislators ask attorney general to take on Seattle income tax

The Washington Attorney General’s office should help plaintiffs fighting a new Seattle income tax, according to a letter from 36 GOP state representatives. Five of the six Mid-Columbia state representatives signed the letter, voicing concern that a successful legal defense of a new Seattle income tax could lead to local income taxes elsewhere in the state. […]

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Meet Port of Pasco’s new commissioner

The Port of Pasco’s newest commissioner is a longtime community leader wanting to help develop long-term projects to create jobs and enhance the port district’s tax base. Vicki Gordon was appointed to the seat Aug. 24 following the death of commission President Ron Reimann on July 30. Reimann, 74, died when a van crashed into […]

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UberEats couriers can be summoned via a standalone app to deliver meals from about 20 Tri-City restaurants. Users must pay a $4.99 booking fee and a minimum order is required. (Courtesy UberEats)

Tri-City restaurants now deliver, thanks to UberEats couriers

About 20 eateries participating in Uber’s meal-delivery program Want to enjoy food from a favorite Tri-City restaurant without having to leave the house? Request delivery from UberEats, a standalone meal courier service now offered by the popular ride-share service Uber. The new meal service comes eight months after Uber debuted in Kennewick last year. “We […]

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