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.

Pasco-based Tri-Cities Community Health names new CEO

Tri-Cities Community Health has a new CEO after conducting a nationwide search. Jim Davis will join the federally-qualified health care organization based in Pasco as chief executive officer in January. He currently serves as CEO of Pines Health Services in Caribou, Maine. Davis replaces Jennifer Robinson, who was named CEO last October after working as […]

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A team of 14 seniors who live at Brookdale Canyon Lakes spent a month to produce a five-minute video dispelling the myth that senior retirement communities are places to park old people. The video includes scenes of seniors toasting during happy hour, doing yoga, planning trips and enjoying dessert.

Kennewick seniors produce video to dispel aging myths

Five-minute short nominated for retirement center’s national award Joyce Green dreamed of pursuing acting as a teenager. She worked at a theater in the ’40s and loved “the very dramatic war stories.” She tried out for a play, and at her high school teacher’s encouragement, auditioned for the lead — and landed it. Her talent […]

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Bomber's Drive Thru

Richland’s iconic Bomber’s Drive Thru closes

Li’l Firehouse coffeeshop to open second location Customers wanting to grab their favorite burger and shake at Richland’s iconic drive-thru restaurant before it closed for good stood in long lines to get them. High school students and other loyal customers stopped by to say goodbye to Bomber’s Drive Thru on its final day of operation […]

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Richland city officials will break ground at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 on a new three-story, 40,840-square-foot city hall building at 625 Swift Blvd. The building’s main entrance will face Swift Boulevard and a secondary entrance will face the parking lot to the south. It’s expected to be complete by spring 2019. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Richland breaks ground on $18.5 million new city hall

The deal to close on 1.8 acres to build a new Richland City Hall was 15 years in the making. “It took an act of Congress. Literally,” said Joe Schiessl, the city’s director of parks and public facilities. The city sealed the deal with the federal government Aug. 25 and plans to start a two-year […]

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More than 500 people participated in last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Clover Island in Kennewick. This year’s event, which is Oct. 15, has moved to Columbia Park to accommodate the growing number of walkers. (Courtesy Leslie Woodfill of Alzheimer’s Association)

For Tri-City family, mission to find cure for Alzheimer’s is personal

Poland family supports fundraiser walk, awareness night at Ams hockey game The Poland family is passionate about raising awareness and supporting efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. They also can be counted on to participate in two of the year’s biggest Tri-City fundraisers for the state’s Alzheimer’s Association. It’s personal for them. The […]

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Zurla Lucatero, from left, Haylee Carnes and Beverly Burns of the Children’s Developmental Center in Richland will be working with children diagnosed with autism through applied behavior analysis, or ABA. Several Tri-City businesses and groups contributed money to start up the new program.

Business donations help to launch new autism therapy program

Nearly $42,000 contributed to Children’s Developmental Center in Richland The Children’s Developmental Center in Richland soon will begin offering an intensive research-based and data-driven therapy program to help children with autism. The therapy, called applied behavior analysis, or ABA, helps children with autism learn through behavioral intervention by using everyday tools and routines from the […]

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The Port of Grandview acquired 70 acres for Byam Business Park in 1997. About 37 acres are left for development at the shovel-ready site.

Three new businesses move into Port of Grandview business park

About 37 acres left for development in Byam Business Park A construction company, diesel mechanic shop and a bulk food-grade tanker transportation business have bought property and plan to set up shop in the Port of Grandview’s Byam Business Park. Bestebreur Bros. Construction, Fast Mobile Service and Indian River Transport each have bought port property […]

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Kadlec birth center

Kadlec Birth Center rooms to receive $2 million in improvements

New colors, sofa sleepers, lights, bathrooms included in work The rooms used to welcome babies into the world at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland will be remodeled and updated as part of a more than $2 million project. With nearly 2,800 babies born at the Richland hospital last year and a room remodel completed […]

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