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.

Cummins Sales and Service Tri-Cities opened last month at 1708 E. James St. in Pasco. The engine service company closed its Pendleton location and moved to the Tri-Cities to better position itself in the region.

Cummins opens new service, sales center in east Pasco

Company closed its 58-year-old Pendleton center last month A global company known for its expertise in servicing engines recently closed its Pendleton operation and moved it to the Tri-Cities. Cummins invested $250,000 to open a service center at 1708 E. James St. in east Pasco. It expects to employ up to 15 people. The Columbus, […]

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Michael Rastovich of CloudSigns.TV sits in front of one of his company’s signs at Uncle Sam’s Saloon in Kennewick. CloudSigns.TV’s digital signs can turn regular TVs into customizable signs.

Kennewick company offers digital billboards for businesses

CloudSigns.TV programs digital signs on televisions around the Tri-Cities Restaurant owners using digital signs can relax on a beach and change the price of a hamburger on their menu back home with the touch of a couple of buttons on their smartphone. That’s the beauty of digital signs and an example Michael Rastovich likes to share. […]

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Trios Southridge Hospital

Trios Health expects to clear bankruptcy in one to three years

No closures planned, normal operations to continue The Kennewick Public Hospital District has filed for bankruptcy protection as it works to reorganize $221 million in debt. Trios Health, which operates two hospitals and multiple outpatient care centers throughout Kennewick, will continue to operate as normal as it works to regain financial footing. The district has […]

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A new 2,600-square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant will be located on Duportail Street behind the Maverik gas station in Richland.

New Dairy Queen to open off Duportail Street in Richland

The restaurant known for its Blizzards and soft-serve ice cream treats is coming soon to Richland’s growing Duportail Street area. The owners of the local Dairy Queen franchise also plan to close their Columbia Center mall store at the end of the month as planning begins in earnest for the new one. The new 2,600-square-foot […]

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An automated system at Columbia Basin Ice in Kennewick puffs a jet of air into the bags to open them up before the machine drops the pre-measured ice into a bag. It’s then sealed and sent along a conveyor belt to be stacked onto a pallet.

Ice makers expect to manufacture nine million bags of ice this year

Kennewick’s Columbia Basin Ice anticipates $7M in sales for 2017 Tri-Citians reaching into big store coolers to grab a bag of ice on their way to a picnic, party or boat this summer most likely will be chilling their food and drinks with ice manufactured by a growing Kennewick company. Columbia Basin Ice’s 15,000-square-foot manufacturing […]

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Mayra Reyna, director of properties for the Port of Pasco, stands beneath a 15-ton capacity overhead crane inside a 43,200-square-foot warehouse at the Big Pasco Industrial Center. The building includes 6,000 square feet of office space. It’s been vacant since 2012 when Parsons Constructors and Fabricators Inc., an engineering firm that did work at Hanford, left.

Big Pasco Industrial Center offers blank slate of possibilities

Occupancy rates have ranged from 57 percent to 87 percent in past five years When the Port of Pasco’s director of properties walks around the huge warehouses in the Big Pasco Industrial Center, she sees business possibilities. “I see a lot of potential. Every time I walk through, I try to think outside the box,” […]

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power substation

Tri-City electricity producers, providers pay more than $9.3 million in taxes

Privilege tax generated $51.2 million for state last year Three Tri-City public power electricity producers and providers recently paid more than $9.3 million in privilege taxes to the state. The annual tax is levied on public power electricity producers and providers for the privilege of generating electricity or providing electricity in the state. Energy Northwest paid […]

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Mickey Hull of Hermiston celebrates his mother’s achievement of logging 15,000 miles inside Columbia Center mall in Kennewick. Patsy Hull, 89, received a plaque to honor the milestone on May 15. She started tracking her miles as part of the Kadlec Healthy Ages mall walkers program 25 years ago.

Kennewick 89-year-old logs 15,000 mall miles

Patsy Hull is proof a long journey begins by putting one foot in front of the other. She’s done it so many times she’s racked up 15,000 miles. The 89-year-old Kennewick woman reached the milestone last month amid applause and fanfare from her Kadlec Healthy Ages fellow mall walkers, friends and family. Hull, who turns […]

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