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Mid-Columbian Magazine Attracting Readers

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash--  One business that is still thriving in these tough economic times is a small magazine company based in West Richland.  It's called The Mid-Columbian.

Roughly 20 writers contribute to put out magazine every two months about life in Central Washington.  Each issue hits stands all along the coast.

We met the owner of the magazine, who says it's mainly targeted to women, but it's a useful tool for anyone living in the area.

"It's mostly geared to the women, but the stories are for men and women," says Wil Byer, owner of the magazine.  "We're not trying to be Sports Illustrated or Oprah or Sunset, we're trying to be the Central Washington magazine."

The magazine has been circulating for four years.  Byers says it's not a normal nine-to-five job, and it wouldn't be made possible without the community's support.