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Businessman in Jail Over Alleged Franklin County Investment Scam
A Ponzi, or pyramid, scheme launched about two years ago by a bankrupt Tri-City businessman has landed him in jail, facing charges in Franklin and Benton Counties. It also has his partner in hot water and facing arrest.
The man's wife has not been charged, but was allegedly part of a check kitin…
Tri-City Entrepreneur Now Facing Second Major Lawsuit
On the heels of a lawsuit from a staffing firm over unpaid bills, a bank has now filed a lawsuit against Tri-Cities entrepreneur Kristopher Lapp over an unpaid loan.
Columbia State Bank is headquartered in Tacoma and lists some 150 branches, mostly on the West Side, Oregon and Idaho...
Walla Walla KMart Saved by $4 Billion Buyout?
Despite a plethora of conflicting information, it appears the Walla Walla KMart store has survived the dozens of store cuts made across the country.
Despite hundreds of Sears and KMart stores being shuttered, a $4.4 billion dollar buyout by former CEO Eddie Lampert was formally approved earlier this …

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