Credit for veteran hires in state

Washington employers can now receive a tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.

Darigold drive-in leads building starts

One of the city’s largest employers is adding a drive-in.

Gas prices fall slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70, according to

Minimum wage to grow

The state’s minimum wage will increase by 6 cents on Jan. 1.

Chamber meeting set

Time management is the theme of a presentation during the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting on Oct. 18.

More holiday jobs in 2016

State retailers will hire more than 12,700 seasonal workers throughout the holiday season,

Clore, bakery join forces

Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center visitors can now purchase fare from Ethos Bakery and Trattoria every day.

Co Dinn Cellars earns honors

Local wines in top 10

A 2013 Co Dinn Cellars Syrah numbers among the state’s top Syrah at the Seattle Met’s Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016.

Tax seminar offered

A seminar focused on business tax laws for new and small businesses is 6-8:30 on Oct. 18 at the WorkSource office, 1925 Morgan Road.

Gas prices up slightly

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Yakima County rose by 3 cents this week.

Carbon tax debate set

Panelists representing divergent views of the proposed Washington Carbon Tax referendum Initiative 732 will make brief presentations and engage in a discussion 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 20, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University.

Dutch Bros plans benefit

On Thursday, Dutch Bros will celebrate National Coffee Day by donating $1 from every drink sold to local children’s organizations.

Benton REA sets member meeting

A local utility will have a membership meeting next month regarding a vote on its facilities on Yakama Reservation lands.

Valley gets new pot farms

Two new marijuana growers have licenses to do business in the Lower Yakima Valley.

Court rules EPA violated privacy

The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers.