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2012-06-11 23:02:20

Premium Verizon retailer opens new store, boosts local economy with new sales jobs Kennewick, Wash. (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Cellular Sales, the nation´s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, recently announced the opening of its newest store located at 311 West Clearwater Ave, building A in Kennewick. “We are dedicated to providing the best customer experience,” said Jeremy Passamonte, regional director of Cellular Sales. “Our expansion into the Kennewick area is a...

2011-04-20 15:11:00

KENNEWICK, Wash., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinia Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has named Mike Ward to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Ward, 54, most recently served as President of Autoliv Americas, with 13,000 employees and $2.1 Billion in revenue, one of the largest operating divisions of Autoliv Corp. (NYSE: ALV), a leading provider of automotive airbag and safety restraint systems. Prior to that, he was President of Autoliv North...

2008-08-28 09:00:41

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a hiring event for more than 250 full-time and part-time seasonal customer service positions for its Kennewick, Wash., customer service center, which is operated by AMZN wacs, Inc. Candidates should be highly motivated with drive, ambition and a passion for providing customers a first-class shopping experience. Full-time and part-time seasonal customer service positions are available, with competitive starting wages of $9.50 per hour. There...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

By Franny White, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 6--PENDLETON -- Ten parents and guardians who owed a total of more than $226,000 in child support were indicted by a Umatilla County grand jury Tuesday. The 10 were indicted for criminal nonsupport, a class C felony under Oregon law. They owe a combined total of $226,347.53, according to a Umatilla County District Attorney's Office news release. The defendants are: Maria Guadalupe Barajas, Riverside, Calif.; Stephen Mark Winter,...

2008-08-04 12:00:46

By Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 4--David Arnold wonders what the world would be like if small, local food producers were lost. The Columbia Basin College history instructor believes independent farmers and fishermen interact directly with nature in a way corporate farms and fisheries don't, and that the loss of small producers means society as a whole is becoming disconnected from the food people consume. "I ascribe to the belief that local communities can...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 3--Dozens of species of plants that covered the Mid-Columbia before the landscape gave way to crops and manicured lawns will be grown in a new greenhouse at Washington State University Tri-Cities. "I view this as a new branch of agriculture," said Steven Link, WSU extension ecologist and associate scientist in the school of biological sciences. There's growing demand for native plants for revegetating large burned areas, restoring...

2008-08-03 00:00:12

By Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 2--Burning restrictions are in place in much of Eastern Washington because of increased fire danger, officials say. The Forest Service has banned all campfires in the Naches Ranger District outside of wilderness areas, citing increased fire hazard. The ban, which took effect Friday, means building, maintaining or using a fire, campfire or briquette fire are prohibited. Pressurized liquid gas stoves are allowed. Campfires are permitted in the...

2008-08-01 00:13:28

By Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The sentencing for a chiropractor convicted of having inappropriate relations with a preteen girl has been delayed two weeks. Jeffery A. Sullivan, 46, faces a two-month jail term when he returns to Benton County Superior Court on Aug. 13. The West Richland man admitted in May to a reduced charge of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. The charge was amended from second-degree rape of a child because...

2008-07-31 12:00:27

By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The Department of Energy will pay a $25,000 fine and pay for a natural resource expert for Hanford after missing two deadlines for preparing radioactive waste to be shipped to New Mexico for disposal. The resolution was reached in an agreement between DOE and the Washington State Department of Ecology, which regulates Hanford. DOE and its contractor Fluor Hanford have prepared 3,766 cubic yards of transuranic waste --...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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