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.

HAPO launches commercial program to serve growing business community

HAPO launches commercial program to serve growing business community

HAPO Community Credit Union has extended its “member-centric” focus to include businesses. The Richland-based credit union recently launched a commercial division that stands ready to helps businesses, large and small. “We are member-centric and focus on what our members’ needs are. Sometimes their needs get lost in bigger banks,” said Monte Drake, vice president of […]

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Pink snow mold damages region’s wheat fields

Pink snow mold damages region’s wheat fields

Benton, Franklin county wheat farmers more concerned about late start to growing season Though a damaging snow mold has been spotted in some Eastern Washington wheat fields, local farmers aren’t expressing concern. Pink-tinged mold in fields of winter wheat and even in lawns of grass in southcentral and southeastern Washington has experts and farmers keeping […]

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UPS driver Tom Ravella hauls a 105-foot rig made up of three trailers on 26 wheels carrying a maximum load of 105,000 pounds.

Kennewick UPS driver boasts 25 years of accident-free driving

Tom Ravella said road safety starts with putting away phone, staying focused A Kennewick UPS driver gives thanks every time he safely returns from one of his daily road trips. Tom Ravella, 55, typically drives 350 miles a day between Hermiston and the Farewell Bend area in Oregon, five days a week. That’s 1,750 miles […]

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Tri-City Taxi moves to Richland

Tri-City Taxi moves from Pasco into new Richland building

37-year-old company keeping close eye on how Uber affects its business The region’s biggest taxi company moved its operations from Pasco to Richland earlier this month. Mike Coyner has operated Tri-City Taxi for his mother since 2011, after taking over from his late father. His grandfather Harold Coyner started the company in 1980 in Kennewick. […]

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‘Smart home’ research aims to keep seniors in their homes longer

In the not too distant future, “smart homes” could be as common as smartphones. A Washington State University researcher believes so-called “smart homes” might be a way to keep senior citizens independent and in their homes longer. “We want to provide intervention to increase independence,” said Diane Cook, whose research work in data mining and […]

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Wood’s Nursery and Garden Center in Richland, Washington.

Wood’s Nursery and Garden Center completes first-ever remodel

52-year-old Richland business specializes in trees, plants, landscaping, customer service The owner of a longtime Richland nursery impressed his first customer when he was 8 years old by rattling off the scientific name of a Japanese umbrella pine: Sciadopitys verticillata umbrella folia.  “It’s really a pretty tree. But people wouldn’t let me wait on them […]

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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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