Tri-Cities http://nwpr.org en Preserve Vs. Road: Southeast Washington’s Growing Pains Erupt In Public Planning Battle http://nwpr.org/post/preserve-vs-road-southeast-washington-s-growing-pains-erupt-public-planning-battle <p>In southeast Washington, the Tri-Cities are growing faster than most other metro areas in the Northwest, or the nation. From a high spot like Badger Mountain it’s easy see how rapidly new neighborhoods are leveling-off ridgelines and hacking into fruit orchards.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:16:08 +0000 Anna King 46364 at http://nwpr.org Preserve Vs. Road: Southeast Washington’s Growing Pains Erupt In Public Planning Battle New Battery To Store Wind Energy Being Tested In Tri-Cities http://nwpr.org/post/new-battery-store-wind-energy-being-tested-tri-cities <p>A new battery power storage system that may provide some long term solutions to storing power from the electrical grid is being tested in the Tri-Cities. Steve Jackson reports.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:41:09 +0000 Steve Jackson 30571 at http://nwpr.org U.S. Census Numbers Show Tri-Cities, Wash. Is At the Top For Growth http://nwpr.org/post/us-census-numbers-show-tri-cities-wash-top-growth <p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash; Newly released U.S. Census numbers show the Tri-Cities, Washington, is the fastest growing metro area in the United States. The population increased 4.3% between 2010 and 2011. Jobs at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, stable agricultural prices and the sun appear to be drawing more families to the Tri-Cities. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:39:10 +0000 Anna King 6180 at http://nwpr.org U.S. Census Numbers Show Tri-Cities, Wash. Is At the Top For Growth Alaska Airlines Will Begin Flights To Portland From The Tri-Cities http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-will-begin-flights-portland-tri-cities <p>PASCO, Wash. - Travelers in the Tri-Cities will have a new flight option starting in August. Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin flying from Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco (PSC) to Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon. The once-daily Portland-Pasco roundtrip flights will begin on August 27, using Horizon Air Q-400 turboprops, sometimes known as the Dash-8.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:55:31 +0000 Reed Michaelsen 6027 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines Will Begin Flights To Portland From The Tri-Cities Washington's Jobless Rate Falls For First Time In Three Years http://nwpr.org/post/washingtons-jobless-rate-falls-first-time-three-years <p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory">Washington jobless falls first time in three-plus years.</span><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory"> Washington employers added 5,800 new jobs in April, lowering the state&#39;s unemployment rate for the first time in more than three years. Unemployment statewide fell to 9.2 percent from 9.5 percent reported in March.</span></p><p><span id="ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_lblStory">The Employment Security Department&#39;s Jamie Swift says that Washington has posted a net gain of nearly 15,000 new jobs this year.</span></p> Tue, 18 May 2010 19:16:00 +0000 2166 at http://nwpr.org