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.

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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Ted Clifton, president of the Building Industry Association of Washington, spoke at a Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities meeting last month about his goals for the upcoming year.

Water rights, education top new BIAW president’s priority list

Water rights and education are among the top priorities for the new president of the Building Industry Association of Washington. Ted Clifton recently stepped into the leadership position of the Olympia-based association that represents member companies in the home-building industry. He was in the Tri-Cities last month to make sure he heard from local members […]

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Mobile Vending University

New food truck training classes kick off Jan. 28 in Pasco

Calling all would-be entrepreneurs interested in putting their dreams into motion: Learn how to launch a food truck business in an upcoming series of classes. The fourth session of Mobile Vending University, or MVU, kicks off Jan. 28. “The MVU is one of the biggest advantages in the Tri-Cities and you need every advantage you […]

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Kadlec Foundation aims to improve community’s ‘breast health’

As Kadlec Foundation’s board president steps into his new role this month, he’s hoping to educate the community about its greatest health challenges. Chief among them is breast cancer, said David Lippes. Lippes, 49, said the foundation will be focused this year on raising $1 million to improve breast health in the Tri-Cities. It has […]

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West Richland food bank opens its doors

Tri-Cities Food Bank finds home in West Richland strip mall

The Tri-Cities Food Bank recently opened its fourth branch in West Richland, where it expects to fill a growing need. The 2,400-square-foot facility opened Jan. 12 and is located in the Plaza II strip mall at 4096 W. Van Giesen St. in the former Golden Paradise tanning salon, just a few doors down from Thai […]

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Yellow Dog Studio

Yellow Dog arts studio opens its doors in Richland

The owner of a new Richland integrative arts studio never planned to become an artist. “My life is a creative work in progress,” said owner Lexie Forbes with a laugh. Forbes recently opened Yellow Dog Integrative Arts Studio at 214-B Torbett St. She envisions the space being used for all kinds of classes — some […]

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