Home and Garden

Own a surveillance camera? Richland police are asking for your help

Richland homeowners or business owners with security cameras may be able to help local police solve a crime. The Richland Police Department just launched the Voluntary Camera Partnership. The VCP allows residents and business owners to register…

Columbia Basin College celebrates new food pantry for students

Students at Columbia Basin College now have access to free food ranging from fresh produce to dried pasta.A ribbon cutting was held for the school's new food pantry on Monday, made possible through a partnership with 2nd…

Construction set to begin on Richland's vacant 'pit'

It took four years and eight amendments to a sales contract, but the infamous pit that stands as the "gateway" into Richland will soon be transformed.Groundbreaking for Park Place, a four-story, 104-unit apartment complex, was held on Thursday. "This is…

Do you own a home in Pasco? Your insurance premiums could be going down

Pasco's new-and-improved fire protection rating is now official, and it could affect homeowner's insurance for local residents.The Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau (WSRB) evaluates all communities in the state every five years for their fire protection and suppression capability. Pasco…

Benton REA celebrates first community solar project in West Richland

A group in West Richland is taking steps toward bringing clean energy to the community.Members of the Benton Rural Electric Association held a ribbon-cutting on Friday for the association's new community solar project, the first of its kind. Electricity generated…

Volunteers hosting community cleanup event in Yakima neighborhood

Several volunteers in one Yakima neighborhood will be hosting a community cleanup event next Saturday.Safe Yakima Valley, a nonprofit organization, will be driving trucks to pick up any trash, brush or bulky items that need to be thrown out.This service…

Powering your home and saving money with solar panels

The technology behind solar panels is growing at a rapid pace. "The reality is what we're using right now has been around for 140 to 150 years," says Chris the Solar Guy, owner of Solgen Power. "We're powering through our…