Audra Distifeno

Audra Distifeno

Audra Distifeno has been in the “news” business for more than 20 years. She is passionate about writing, and is also an educator with the goal of igniting young minds so they might discover their potentials. She lives in the Yakima Valley with her children, two mini schnauzers, two lizards and multitudes of fish. She enjoys camping, kayaking and breathing in the ocean air. She hopes to one day be a published novelist and see her work being read by the masses … or even by just one who is moved by her story.

KAIZENSPEED

Kennewick’s KAIZENSPEED helps gearheads achieve peak performance

In a race to become a premium performance brand in Northwest, KAIZENSPEED of Kennewick manufactures top-of-the-line auto parts, all in the name of speed. Owner Reid Lunde plans to have the human and technological resources to influence the industry and meet the finish line by 2023. “There isn’t a world-class manufacturing hub in this area […]

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Northwest Cancer Clinic

Northwest Cancer Clinic adds new weapon in fight against brain cancer

The Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick is giving patients with glioblastoma brain cancers a new tool to battle invasive cancer cells — a device called Optune. Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick is affiliated with 21st Century Oncology, a national provider of integrated cancer care services. It was one of the first medical practices nationally to […]

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Mustangs for Mustangs

Mustangs for Mustangs helps families by tackling immediate needs head-on

Mustangs for Mustangs is a philanthropic organization born almost two years ago and somewhat by accident, said organizer Brett Dillahunt. The mission, however, is quite deliberate — to “Stampede the Needs” of its extended (Prosser) Mustang alumni family. Dillahunt is a Prosser High School history teacher. Prosser High School has been his home-away-from-home for the […]

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John Baylor, an automotive technician at Cronk Automotive in Richland runs diagnostic tests on a customer’s car. Bob Cronkhite started the auto repair shop in 1985. For three decades, Cronk Automotive’s core values of offering service with honesty and integrity has driven growth at the business.

Word-of-mouth revs Cronk Automotive’s engine for 30 years

It may be hard for some to believe in today’s digital world, that a small business can flourish for 30 years without any formal advertising. But at Cronk Automotive in Richland, no website, Facebook page or Twitter account is necessary. Owner Bob Cronkhite attributes the success to the business’ two core values: honesty and integrity. […]

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The Pink Pearl

The Pink Pearl offers the unique

The frustration of customers being treated like numbers, rather than being respected as people, while shopping at large retailers led Amanda Kuhn to launch her own independent women’s clothing shop in Richland. The Pink Pearl offers a large variety of clothes, footwear and accessories at its 707 The Parkway location. “I worked as a manager […]

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