Author: Amanda Quintana

My Life Repurposed studio opens in Kennewick

A local creative business owner is fulfilling her dream and expanding her popular paint studio. Three years ago Tracey Kosmos sold bare furniture. She painted a nightstand just for fun in her garage and a friend encouraged her to sell…

Richland three hour standoff ends in arrest

The SWAT team was called in to serve an arrest warrant for 20-year-old David Atteberry of Richland. The Richland Police Department arrived at the home on the 1100 block of Cottonwood Drive and saw ammo for a nine millimeter gun…

Low gas prices create savings for city

With gas prices as low at $1.63, we asked the city of Kennewick and Pasco what they're doing with the extra savings. The city of Kennewick's vehicle fleet averages 172,000 gallons of gas a year. Evelyn Lusignan, Public Relations and…

Highway 395 construction set to begin in Hermiston

The city of Hermiston will begin a $3.7 million project to add medians, traffic lights, ADA ramps and repave a 6 mile stretch. Tom Strandberg with the Oregon Department of Transportation said the 6-month-long project is mainly to improve safety…

Recommendations call for depression screenings

A set of new recommendations released by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force say that depression is the top cause of disability among adults and call for widespread depression screenings. The recommendations are an update to the 2009 version, which…

Local Super Bowl supplies are selling fast

Even without the Seahawks in the big game this year, local Super Bowl sales are still flowing. An estimated 14,500 chips and 1.2 billion chicken wings will be eaten this Sunday. That means if you're throwing a party you'll need…

City of Pasco releases community survey online

The city of Pasco is asking for input from its citizens to increase the quality of the community. The "National Citizen Survey" measures 8 key areas and it mailed out randomly to be filled out anonymously. It has been done…

Fourth grade cancer survivor creates fundraiser

Santana Ursua just finished his final cancer treatment last week, and now he is planning to donate his hair to Wigs for Kids. When the Hawthorne Elementary fourth grader was diagnosed with leukemia in November of 2012, he said he…

Movement to form new state lines

People in Eastern Washington and Oregon have discussed the idea of breaking away and forming their own state for years, but now the idea is coming up again with a new twist: joining Idaho. Ken Parson, a farmer from Eastern…

Family First Dental hosting "Day of Caring"

The Family First Dental in Kennewick is having their third annual "Day of Caring" event this upcoming Monday, Jan. 18. Dr. James Carey, one of the owners and dentists, said they do the event because they saw that children in…

Pasco School District launches community forums

Thursday night was the first community forum put on by the Pasco School District. The meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. at Virgie Robinson Elementary School. After the Pasco teacher's strike last summer, many questioned the openess of the school…