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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Chaplaincy to close its remaining thrift store 

A Richland thrift shop that provided an outlet for grieving families to donate their loved ones’ items and a place where shoppers could feel good about supporting a cause will…

Senior Life Resources Northwest has hired two new leaders. Carla Martinez, left, is the new Meals on Wheels director, and Brandy Hickey is SLR’s incoming executive director. They are standing inside the Fowler Street Cafe in Richland where lunch is served from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. Monday to Friday. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Senior-focused agency welcomes new leadership

Though the top leadership is changing at Senior Life Resources Northwest, its focus on serving seniors remains stronger than ever. The Richland-based nonprofit is ready to welcome its fourth executive…

A three-day Jehovah’s Witnesses convention is set for July 7-9 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. A Spanish language convention follows on July 14-16. The local conventions are among thousands being held worldwide as part of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 2023 convention series. (Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Jehovah’s Witnesses return to Kennewick for annual convention

A convention estimated to inject $3 million into the Tri-City economy returned to Kennewick after a three-year pandemic hiatus. The three-day Jehovah’s Witnesses annual convention was July 7-9 at the…

A produce manager stocks apples at a Natural Grocers store. The store at 
751 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick opens Aug. 2. (Courtesy Natural Grocers)

Update: New organic, natural food store opening pushed back to September

  Editor’s note: Natural Grocers’ projected opening date has been pushed back to Sept. 6 due to construction delays, according to Natural Grocers officials. The story has been updated.  …

Young potato plant field in the morning,organic farm.

Potato growers can’t keep upwith ‘red hot’ global demand

Washington potato farmers can’t keep pace with worldwide cravings for french fries, hash browns, tots, potato chips and other processed potato products. And not being able to supply the spuds…

Owner Christine Rose-VanWormer stands in a future conference room of Visiting Angels in downtown Kennewick. The home care agency recently moved into the larger office at 10 N. Washington St. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Kennewick home care agency moves into bigger building

Growth and a desire to offer more in-person training prompted a longtime downtown Kennewick business to move into a bigger office. “People were feeling isolated and missing not having a…

Inland Empire Century Bike Ride

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…

robot hand holding bell

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…

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