Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.

Store manager Rita Leach sits among the furniture for sale at the new Repeat Boutique thrift store in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center. Revenue from sales is used to enhance and support Chaplaincy Health Care hospice services, both in-home and at the Hospice House in Kennewick.

Chaplaincy opens second thrift store in Richland Uptown

The successful launch of Chaplaincy Health Care’s new thrift store in Kennewick last year prompted the opening of a second store in Richland. The nonprofit, which provides hospice, palliative and grief care and behavioral health services, opened a second thrift store — also called Repeat Boutique — in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center in March. […]

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Tri-City, Spokane radiology groups to merge practices

A Tri-City radiology group has announced plans to merge with a Spokane clinic. Columbia Basin Imaging of the Tri-Cities, and Inland Imaging PS of Spokane are combining their professional radiology groups, effective this September. CBI will be folded into Inland Imaging as part of the merger. CBI, made up of a Tri-City-based group of physicians, […]

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Melanie Hair, general manager and founder of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times, climbs the aerial ladder March 23 at the HAMMER Federal Training Facility in Richland. She was participating in Fire Ops 101 training to learn what it's like to be a firefighter.

Community leaders become firefighters for a day (w/video)

Elected officials and community leaders slipped into firefighter gear and learned how to put out car and Dumpster fires, navigate their way through a smoky building, climb an aerial ladder to the top of a seven-story building, pry open metal doors and wield chainsaws to ventilate a roof fire. It was part of an experience […]

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Tri-City Development Council’s annual economic outlook conference was held Feb. 15 at the Pasco Red Lion. (Courtesy TRIDEC)

Industry experts give robust economic forecast for Tri-Cities

A robust retail, housing and jobs market has industry experts singing the region’s economic praises. Several community leaders provided industry highlights during Tri-City Development Council’s annual economic outlook conference Feb. 15 at the Pasco Red Lion. Barbara Johnson, manager of Columbia Center mall in Kennewick, called the Tri-City’s retail sector well positioned, serving as a […]

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Musser Bros. Inc. CEO Scott Musser stands at the construction site of Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. affiliate. The company is building a new 8,000-square-foot facility just off Argent Road near Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Vehicle auctions will be open to the public.

New public car, truck auction business to open this fall in Pasco

Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. affiliate, plans 8,000-square-foot facility Tri-City car and truck buyers can kick back in theater-style seats to bid on vehicles at a new Pasco auction business this fall. Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. Inc. affiliate, is building a new 8,000-square-foot facility just off Argent Road near Columbia […]

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Three new aircraft hangars, valued at several million dollars, are planned at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco this year. (Courtesy Google Earth 2018)

New aircraft hangars coming to Tri-Cities airport

The Tri-Cities Airport expects to see several million dollars in new hangar construction this year in Pasco. Airport Director Buck Taft said three new planned hangars will help to create a good mix of general and commercial aviation offerings at the airport. The airport is home to more than 120 fixed-wing aircraft, which include jets, […]

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Jason Zook, owner of Kennewick’s Smile-A-Mile Painting, expects to break ground in early April on a new 13,200-square-foot commercial building at 8804 W. Victoria Ave. in Kennewick. (Courtesy Steve Varner)

Painting company owner to build new commercial building in Kennewick

Construction of a 13,200-square-foot commercial building is expected to begin in early April on one of the last buildable lots near Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard. Jason Zook, owner of Smile-A-Mile Painting of Kennewick, will be moving his growing business into the new $1.2 million building at 8804 W. Victoria Ave., next door to Garland’s […]

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Trios hospital

Trios makes another swap of top leadership

Three weeks after announcing a new interim chief executive officer and four weeks after introducing a new chief financial officer, Trios Health has made another change to its top leadership team. Scott Landrum has been appointed as the new interim CEO and Tom Marshall is the new CFO. Both are Quorum Health Resources employees. The […]

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