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.
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…

Connie Wormington and her husband Sandy recently sold their longtime businesses Just Roses Flowers & More in Pasco and Kennewick, and Columbia Wholesale, which supplies flowers to other shops. Connie said it was time to retire so she could begin radiation and chemotherapy. The award-winning senior softball player hopes she’ll be strong enough to play ball in the coming months. (TCAJOB file photo)

Just Roses sells business as owner begins cancer treatments

A longtime flower shop has changed hands so the former owner can face down a fast-spreading cancer. Connie and Sandy Wormington sold Just Roses Flowers & More, which has shops…

Developers Lori and Jeff Wenner plan to build three buildings on 2 acres at the corner of Bombing Range Road and Paradise Way. WL Architects/Kyle Lepper and Draftco Designs LLC/Melinko Kulasevic are the designers. (Courtesy Lori and Jeff Wenner)

New development planning underway for West Richland intersection

A future West Richland development is beginning to take shape – on paper and with at least two local businesses committed to moving in – though no visible signs of…


Longtime health officer resigns to take state job

Dr. Amy Person, the longtime health officer of the Benton-Franklin Health District, has stepped down to serve as a regional medical officer for the state Department of Health. Jason Zaccaria,…


Please meet our 2022 Young Professionals

Welcome to one of our favorite issues of the year – the one where we honor and celebrate our community’s up and coming leaders. This year marks our 15th annual…

Courtesy Washington State Potato Commission

‘Perfect growing season’ is on potato farmers’ wish lists

So many variables can send farmers’ careful preparations sideways. It’s been a common refrain this spring among leaders at many of the state’s commodity groups. Shipping delays affecting the export…

Lisa Seger, right, a Kennewick Home Instead lead care professional, stands
with her client, Bill, a World War II veteran. Home Instead has developed
Elderoscopy, an educational program with tools to help start the conversation
between aging parents and loved ones about preparing for their later years. (Courtesy Home Instead)

Colonoscopy or end-of-life planning? Many would pick physical exam

Most people don’t look forward to a colonoscopy. And most would rather not have a conversation about end-of-life care. Home Instead Inc., a national company with offices in Kennewick, has…

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