April 2010

Found 43 blog entries for April 2010.

How Will You Pay for College Workshop at Kamiakin High School

Washington State University Tri Cities

On Thursday April 22, at 7:00p, in the library at Kamiakin High School there will be a workshop for parents and students about college funding. The workshop is meant to parents and students about getting money through scholarships and grants, about new student loans, and how to apply for financial aid to get the best deals. Erik Pielstick, certified college planning specialist, will be heading up the workshop. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required in order to receive the 48-page college funding guide. For more information call Kamiakin High School at 509.372.7606. This event is a public service of Washington State University Tri Cities.

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Tri Cities Washington Home Building Permits Up

Homebuilding in Tri Cities Washington has gone up a substantial amount in the first quarter compared to the same time last year.New Construction Homeowners Looking Over Plans In the first quarter this year there have been 500 permits issued for single family homes where as, in the first quarter last year there were only 169. This year the total value of permits issued is about $112 million which is the best it’s been since 2005 when there were 528 issues. During the fourth quarter last year fall there were 295 permits issued with a combined total of $68 million. Permits issued during the first quarter this year were expected to be high but the 500 issued exceeded expectations. A big part of the reason for the increase in permits for single

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Southeast Kennewick Homes For Sale Featuring: 4811 Auburn Place, Kennewick WA 99337
Large, 2448 square foot, 2 story home on .3 acres. Plenty of room for everyone to include a 20x30 shop cement pad, gardening area, dog run, and fruit trees. Open floor plan includes large master bedroom, new window treatments, new paint, new garage door, and freshly sealed garage floor.

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CBC and Columbia Chorale Co-Sponsoring Fred Dixon Benefit Show

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The Columbia Chorale and the CBC Theatre Department are working together to co-sponsor a benefit show on May 1, in memory of Broadway’s biggest fan, and local actor, Fred Dixon. The event will begin at 7:00p at Faith Assembly in Pasco Washington. The night will be full of Broadway tunes and scenes, to get in there is a $10 donation which will go towards the Fred Dixon Theatre Scholarship. Tickets are available at the door, at Shelby’s Floral, at Adventures Underground, and at the CBC bookstore. For more information call 509.542.5531.

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Hanford Hoping to Reduce Active Footprint by 2015

Last year, the Richland Washington Hanford facility began an ambitious vision to reduce the active footprint of cleanup at the site by 2015.Hanford Site 1945 To protect the Columbia River and reduce the overall life-cycle cost. This vision could not be possible without $1.6 billion in stimulus money thanks to the Recovery Act. There are many projects beginning out at Hanford so that they are able to meet the 2015 deadline.

At the beginning of the year the construction of two new cells, 9 and 10, began. These two cells will be the size of 35 football fields; they will go down into the ground about 70 feet. By having more disposal capacity Hanford will be able to dispose of more waste.

The skyline will

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City of Kennewick Focusing on Ensuring a Vibrant FutureCanyon Lakes Kennewick Washington Golf Course Homes

The City of Kennewick is working on ensuring a vibrant future for the city by focusing on infrastructure improvements, economic development, partnerships and quality of life. These building blocks for the city will create a great place to live, work, and play.

City of Kennewick Infrastructure
Jobs are one of the major aspects when creating a good infrastructure in a city, but the city itself does not create these jobs. The city does, however create a good infrastructure that businesses need. This past year the City of Kennewick several projects such as, the Hansen park playground and restrooms and the final phase of the water treatment plant upgrade, among other projects.

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Kennewick Park Homes in Kennewick Washington

Kennewick Park Homes in Kennewick WashingtonKennewick Park The Kennewick Park community is a more established community in Kennewick Washington. Many people are drawn to Kennewick Park because of the location, the schools, and the community. Kennewick Park is close to the Columbia Center Mall area which includes businesses like Target, Lowes, Craft Warehouse, TJ Max and various restaurants. Along with shopping close by there are also recreational places in close proximity. Columbia Park, which offers hiking and biking trails, ropes courses, a family fishing pond, a large playground, and a Frisbee golf course, are within a few miles of Kennewick Park. Kennewick Park is part of the Kennewick School district; to learn about school boundaries visit…
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Forbes: Kennewick In Top 100 Cities For Best Place For Business & Career

For the 12th year in a row Forbes has posted an article about Kennewick Washington 74 as Best Place for Business and Careerthe best places for businesses and careers in America. Kennewick Washington ranked number 74 on the list this year. Now to some, 74 may seem pretty low on the list but in reality 74 is pretty darn good when you look at the 25,375 cities there are in the country. When Forbes creates this list there are several factors that are considered such as reasonable business costs, strong economic outlooks, and a solid quality of life.

Kennewick Washington, with a population of 246,000, ranks number 4 in job growth. Kennewick is 27 in the projected job growth in the area with 2.0% projected

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Tri City Employment on the Up Swing

The Tri Cities employment rates are still looking up. Last month employment was at 96,800 nonfarm jobs, up 3.9% from last year at the same time when there were 93,200 nonfarm jobs. Employment numbers were also up between months with a 1,400 increase in nonfarm jobs between February and March. Employment growth over the past year occurred in fields like, manufacturing, professional and business services, retail trade and the government sector. The growth between February and March occurred in trade, transportation, warehousing and utilities sector, retail trade industry, administrative and support services, and the leisure and hospitality industry. There was no change seen in the financial jobs or in construction jobs. Benton and Franklin

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Children in a Fun Run

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities will be hosting a healthy kid’s fun run on May 22 at Leslie Groves Park in Richland. The event will include a 50-yard dash for kids 6 and under, a 1K and a 5K for all ages. The 50-yard dash will begin at 8:30a, the 1K will begin at 8:45a, and the 5K will begin at 9:00a. following the runs there will be bounce houses, a fruit smoothie station, watermelon eating contests, and games. To register for the run participants may go online to the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities’ website, their office, or go to Runners Soul in Kennewick.

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