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.
Officials with Central Washington Corn Processors pound in ceremonial rail spikes.

Richland’s new $7.9 million grain facility ready to serve feed industry

Looming buildings casting large shadows serve as tangible signs of economic growth in the Horn Rapids Industrial Park off Logston Boulevard in Richland. The latest addition to the mix is across the street from the massive Preferred Freezer Services. Central Washington Corn Processors’ new $7.9 million facility, which will serve as a hub for the…

“We Should Do That” activity at the Oct. 26 Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Plenty of ‘we should do that’ ideas shared at chamber meeting

It’s no surprise Tri-Citians would love to welcome a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market to town. They also have said over the years they want to patronize a performing arts center and splash around in an aquatics park. Several others offered up a variety of possibilities during a brainstorming session as part of a…

Careers in Manufacturing event at the Pasco college.

Tri-City students get wooed to manufacturing industry

Caleb Olson wants to be an engineer like his father and grandfather someday. The 17-year-old from Hanford High thinks getting a job and skills in the manufacturing industry would be a logical first step on that career path. He was one of about 40 students from three high schools who participated in the Careers in…

Women Helping Women

Women Helping Women raises $125,000 at annual luncheon

When 950 people get together to empower Tri-City area women and children, they’re able to raise a lot of money. This year’s 16th annual Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities collected about $125,000 on Oct. 13 in Pasco. That brings the total amount the nonprofit has raised to more than $2 million, funding 102 grants aimed…

Family Home Care acquires AtHome Care

Family Home Care acquires AtHome Care

A longtime provider of in-home private health care in Eastern Washington and Idaho has bought AtHome Care, which has an office in Kennewick. Liberty Lake-based Family Home Care acquired AtHome Care, a 30-year provider of in-home services based in Boise, Idaho, with offices in Kennewick and Spokane. The acquisition was finalized Oct. 9. The combined…

Cathy MacCaul, advocacy director for AARP Washington

State to launch online marketplace to combat ‘retirement crisis’

The golden years imply the living is easy, affordable and carefree. The reality is that not very many people are financially prepared for life after retirement, according to a new study by AARP. “We have a retirement savings crisis,” said Cathy MacCaul, advocacy director for AARP Washington. Forty-five percent of Washington adults have less than…

Social Security recipients to see modest bump in 2017

Social Security recipients to see modest bump in 2017

Social Security recipients will receive a modest increase in their benefits next year after getting no cost-of-living adjustments in 2016. Benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration announced last month. The cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits payable to Social Security beneficiaries in January. Increased…

Ag labor force training center to open in Kennewick

Ag labor force training center to open in Kennewick

A training center for agricultural workers is scheduled to open Dec. 1. in Kennewick. Lacey-based Wafla, formerly known as Washington Farm Labor Association, opened in 2006 and this will be its first training center, said George Zanatta of Kennewick, Wafla’s chief operating officer. “We are planning to utilize the Kennewick office for training for our…

Marine Corps veteran Steve Prince

Richland man’s mission is to get veterans their due

A Richland man who’s helped file more than 31,000 claims for VA assistance for veterans and their families is quick to shrug off any praise for his work. “I ain’t nothing but a secretary with hairy legs,” said Steve Prince, who served in the Marine Corps. The gruff but kind-hearted 64-year-old works for Vietnam Veterans…

Sharehouse Coffee

Richland coffee shop cites high overhead, ends four-year run

A Richland coffee shop known for serving good coffee and supporting good causes will close its doors at the end of the month. Sharehouse Coffee ends its four-year run Oct. 30. The shop near the intersection of Keene Road and Queensgate Drive is an outreach ministry of Bethel Church. It’s known around the Tri-Cities for…

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