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.

Members of this year’s Leadership Tri-Cities class are building a third stall for TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities) for their community service project. Applications are being accepted for the next leadership group. An informational session about the program is planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 30 at the Events Center at Sunset in Richland. (Courtesy Leadership Tri-Cities)

Leadership Tri-Cities plans next class to groom future leaders

There’s a joke among Leadership Tri-Cities alumni that theirs was “the best class ever.” And when the organization’s board members talk about incoming classes, they refer to them as “the next best class ever.” The leadership group is now accepting applications for its “next best class” and planning an open house for those interested in […]

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Allan Simmelink, president of the East Benton County Museum Society, installs the framework to display the musuem’s agricultural tool collection. The Kennewick museum closed for a month to redesign several of the exhibits in the 5,000-square-foot gallery. Built in 1982, the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

Volunteers breathe new life into Kennewick historical museum

A quarter-scale model of a Tyrannosaurus rex. A local radio station’s vinyl record collection. Homesteading farming tools. The bell from the old Finley school south of town. Old yearbooks and framed Kennewick High class photos formerly on display at O’Henry’s Go Go restaurant. An extensive arrowhead collection. An elaborate wreath woven from the hair of […]

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The Legends Hotel lobby features an intricate light fixture with cascading glass leaves. The Toppenish hotel prides itself on honoring tribal culture and soon will open a mini museum featuring items from the Yakama Nation Museum. The new 200-room Toppenish hotel opened Feb. 25.

Six-story hotel opens at Legends Casino in Toppenish

Casino attracts thousands of Tri-Citians annually The 7,000 people who hop aboard the free shuttle buses in the Tri-Cities to travel to Legends Casino in Toppenish each year won’t have to rush back home that same day. They now have the option of staying overnight with the opening of a six-story, 200-room hotel and conference […]

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Comedian Adam Kessler of Pasco performs recently at the Hawthorne Court retirement community in Kennewick. He bills himself as a clean standup comedian. Kessler quit his full-time job at a bank last year to pursue his comedy business full time.

Pasco man trades banking job for comedy circuit

When Adam Kessler’s kids want to wish him well before a performance, they tell him to “break a hip.” That’s what the 40-year-old Pasco comedian told his senior citizen audience during a recent show. The joke got laughs around the room. Kessler specializes in clean standup comedy routines with lots of age-appropriate material for the […]

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The new $200 million Lamb Weston french fry processing plant under construction on Saint Street in Richland is one of the two biggest commercial construction projects cited by economic development officials as a boon to the region along with the $38.9 million AutoZone distribution plant in Pasco. 

Region’s economic outlook full of ‘rainbows and unicorns’

The Tri-Cities’ economy appears to be all “rainbows and unicorns” judging from all the upbeat updates provided at TRIDEC’s recent economic outlook conference. That’s what Jeff Losey, president of the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities, said during his report on residential construction during the Feb. 1 event. “We’re a very affordable place to live and […]

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Trios Health has begun offering a new telemedicine service allowing patients to consult with a board-certified provider via telephone or web chat technology, such as Skype or FaceTime. Trios Urgent eCare is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A virtual office visit costs $39.

Trios Health launches virtual doctor house calls

Lois Evanson knew she needed to see a doctor when she couldn’t stop coughing. So she drove to an urgent care clinic only to find she would have to wait about four hours before she could see a provider. She returned home and asked for a house call instead. Trios Health in Kennewick recently launched […]

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