Articles by 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.
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Business partnerships fuel annual bike ride

Registration is underway for the annual Inland Empire Century Bike Ride, a fundraiser for the Tri-Cities Industry Kiwanis and Walla Walla Kiwanis clubs.  The ride is Saturday, May 13, starting…

Freddy Mielke, 9, of West Richland, center, is comfortable with a microphone and on a stage. His dad, Marty Mielke, right, hopes his son will take over the family business someday. He recently bought Sight and Sound Services in Kennewick from Bob Kreider, left. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Longtime DJ, audio services business spins into new hands

The new owner of Sight and Sound Services already has mapped out his succession plan, even though he only bought the business a few months ago. Marty Mielke purchased the…

Tim Morris, owner of Headstones by Cemetery Tim, plans to construct a new building next door to City View Cemetery in Pasco. (File photo)

Celebrity headstone maker plans Pasco expansion

A headstone maker who designs memorials for famous clients is planning to construct a new building for his business in Pasco. Tim Morris, owner of Headstones by Cemetery Tim, recently…

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The robots will serve you now

We thought we’d enlist the help of ChatGPT to help us summarize this story about the trends in hospitality technology. After all, artificially intelligent robots soon could be checking us…


Richland native has hand in development of new cancer drug

Jackie Tyler knew in high school that she wanted to help cure diseases. But she also knew she didn’t want to be a doctor. To reach her goal meant taking…

Grand Knight Bill Murray, left, and Bob Zinsli, a past Grand Knight, seek to reach their goal of raising $100,000 in a yearlong effort to help Ukrainian refugees. They are members of the Richland Knights of Columbus Council 3307, which has raised the most in the national campaign. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Richland Knights are tops in nation for helping Ukrainian refugees

When the Richland Knights of Columbus launched its fundraiser to help Ukrainian refugees nearly a year ago, it didn’t expect to get nationwide attention for its efforts. But it recently…

Sandy Nettleton, from left, Debie Britton and Dayna Faultersack are the women who spearheaded the revitalization of Christmas Carol Lane. The south Kennewick subdivision encourages homeowners to display songboards featuring Christmas carols, a tradition dating back to the 1960s. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Christmas Carol Lane came back, thanks to business-savvy neighbors

A group of Kennewick women lean on their business-savvy skills to keep their neighborhood’s longtime Tri-City tradition alive. Debie Britton, Sandy Nettleton and Dayna Faultersack are the organized women who…


Kennewick ad agency changes ownership

The ownership of a longtime advertising agency has changed hands. PS Media Inc.’s new owner and president is Tony Moser, who’s been with the business for almost eight years. Moser…

The Watermark a development, a development off Paradise Way will add 190 new hillside homes on 10,000-square-foot lots. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

West Richland: More homes going up on west end of town

West Richland continues to grow west. The city of 17,410 residents has added 5,600 people in the past 12 years and more homes are coming. In 2021, the city issued…

Jerick Guilliam stands outside Swigg Coffee Bar at 4845 Broadmoor Blvd. in Pasco, off Road 100. He, along with co-owners Lori and Jeff Wenner, plan to open more locations around the Tri-Cities in the coming year. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

New coffee shop aims to become the Tri-City’s new favorite

An entrepreneurial couple and an experienced coffee shop leader plan to create the new “it” coffee chain in the Tri-Cities. The key ingredients to make it a success? An experienced…

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