The talk of a second Costco in Tri-Cities has been going on for a couple of years now. Something like that is a conversation that takes a few years because of everything that goes in to the process of building a Costco store...and it is hard to keep quiet.
For the first time since 2012, it will be an open race for Governor of Washington State. All of the candidates that have publicly declared their intention to run at the time of this writing have never sought the highest office in the State previously...all but one that is.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato's work Republic gave us the phrase "Necessity is the Mother of Invention". Over the millennia that humans have walked the planet, we have been consistently inventing things with the goal of making life easier.