Yakima Ski & Snowboard Swap | State Fair Park - Modern Living BuildingThe 50th annual Ski & Snowboard Swap held in Yakima Washington and brought to you by the White Pass Ski Patrol, will be one of the best yet, with new and used Snowboards, Shaped Skis, Traditional Skis, Boots, and Clothing.

WHEN: Saturday, October 31st, 2015, 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sunday, November 1st, 2015, 10:00am - 3:00pm
WHERE: The Modern Living Building, State Fair Park, Yakima Washington. [click for map] Google Maps - State Fair Park
PAYMENT METHOD: Checks will not be accepted for payment during the Swap. All payments are Cash or Credit Card only.

Registration Information (for sellers)
WHEN: Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Friday, October 30th, 2015, 9:00am-9:00pm

A registration fee of $0.25 per item will be charged at the time of…

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Discover Hanford's role in the making of the atomic bomb.  “The Bomb” a new PBS special which seeks to tell the story of a weapon that transformed history and continues to affect relationships among contradicting world powers premiered last Tuesday, July 28.  The PBS airing of the creation of the atomic bomb is a special feature for the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

About The Bomb
Filmmaker Rushmore Denooyer took a year and a half to complete this project since producers had to examine through the footage and images that was recently declassified by the U.S. Department of Defense.

As part of the Manhattan Project, the secretive World War II program provided enriched uranium for the atomic bomb that took its first…

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Richland, WA: One Of The Ten Most Relaxed Small Cities In AmericaRichland, Washington is not only one of the most exciting cities of the world it has been acclaimed as one of the most relaxed small cities in America. The city is brilliantly managed with many travel destinations and has something for everybody. In fact a growing number of tourists visit our amazing yet peaceful place that also boasts breath-taking sceneries every year.

Well, the best part about Richland is everything can be easily accessed, minus traffic and the pandemonium in larger cities. But that’s not all, the city of Richland offers a lot of entertaining activities for both locals and visitors which mean you can never be bored of roaming in.

Come and visit Richland, WA and you will surely enjoy the variety of activities we have and of course…

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Properties in the Tri Cities and surrounding areas continue to appreciate over the years.

Local labor statistics indicate a stable, steady economy, with an increase in non-farm employment. The mining, logging, and construction sectors pick up from the previous year, and the manufacturing, leisure, and hospitality sectors are the best performers with a 0.2% increase (preliminary, as of January 2014). The stable economy sustains a healthy properties industry, as value and sales continue to appreciate.

 

Value of Real Estate Properties
The average sold price for residences has increased to 464% over a 36-year period, from $45,000 in 1977 to $208,772 in 2013. At 9.03 houses sold daily in the previous year, appreciated value remains affordable…

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If you’re hoping to catch some deals this season, then visit this year’s Spring Bazaar and Flea Market on April 25 and 26 at the Kennewick Valley Grange 731.

2014 Spring Bazaar and Flea Market2014 Spring Bazaar and Flea Market in Kennewick, WA
This year’s Spring Bazaar and Flea Market promises a variety of goodies for you at low prices. Hunt for some treasures among the knick knacks for sale, or set up your own corner and sell some things yourself! Open to the public and with no admission fee to worry about, you get to take a look around, enjoy the event and maybe catch a deal or two.

This event takes place on April 25 from noon until 6PM and on April 26 from 9AM to 4PM at the Kennewick Valley Grange. Slots for vendors will be on a first come, first served basis so register now to grab a spot.

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Dangerously Deceptive Google Docs Phishing ScamHead’s up to all Google users (Google Drive, Gmail, Google +, etc.) out there. There is a new phishing scam wreaking havoc on the web, and unlike other phishing scams, this one is really tricky.

How it Works
You see, this scam will get to you in the form of an e-mail with the subject line “Documents” while the body of the e-mail points to a Google Docs link. You will actually be taken to a Google login page that looks legitimate. Because it makes use of a PHP script hiding deceptively in a Google Drive document, you have practically just handed hackers your Google login credentials just by clicking on the link.

Since the fake login page is hosted on Google’s servers and is served over SSL, you wouldn’t think it to be a phishing expedition, especially…

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Sigh of Relief from Mid-Columbia Farmers with Passing of the Farm BillFinally, after years of setbacks, the House has passed an almost $100-billion a year compromise farm bill. The passing of the bill is not without challenges, as it met strong opposition from conservatives who were seeking a bigger cut on food stamps.

What Is the Five-Year Farm Bill?
The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, is on its way to the Senate where it is sure to be approved. The White House has already given word that President Obama would sign it. With the backing of a strong Republican leadership team, the House approved the bill, 251-166.

Possible Repercussions
If the bill weren’t passed, it would have affected the agricultural industry, as bared by Pat Sullivan of Pasco, an orchardist and member of the Northwest Fruit…

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Tri City Business Leaders Foresee Continuous Growth for the RegionA couple of weeks back, more than 300 Tri Citians were present during the Tri Cities Regional Economic Outlook, and they heard some wonderful news. According to business leaders who attended the meeting, they are expecting a significant growth in tourism, health care, retail, manufacturing, and agriculture. That would mean more jobs for Tri Citians and even for people who are looking at the possibility of relocating to the Tri Cities.

Projected Growth
In 2013, newly opened restaurants, retail stores, booming car sales, and construction of new homes and medical buildings buoyed retail sales in the Tri Cities. Barbara Johnson, general manager of Columbia Center Mall, confirmed this. These industries are set for uphill climbing, along with the local job…

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Benton County was just named the most affordable metropolitan county in the state for first time homebuyers. This is a title Benton County is familiar with due to high wages, this is seen when looking at the first time homebuyer affordability index which is at 127.9(seasonally adjusted data). This means first time homebuyers come in with 28% more income than the minimum needed to qualify. When looking just one county over these numbers drop, in Franklin County the first time homeowner affordability index is 102.1, meaning first time homeowners come in with 2% more income then the minimum. This number is lower than Benton County but it remains higher then the statewide first time homeowner affordability index of 95.5, with the average homeowner throughout…

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"Top 10 Places People are Moving To" Puts Tri Cities at Number 1
The Tri Cities, Washington is a great place to settle down and plant some roots. If you don't believe me then check out the newest "Top 10" list the Tri Cities made it on to. According to The Fiscal Times' most recent study, the Tri Cities is the number one place people are moving to. In order to see the truth behind this new study all you need to do is look around. For starters there is the decommissioned nuclear facility where tremendous amounts of effort is being put into cleaning up the site. The Tri Cities is also home to 3 hospitals, one of which, Kadlec, has been recently recognized for being the safest hospital in Washington. Over the past year the Tri Cities has made it on to…

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