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.

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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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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More than 800 caregivers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center voted on April 19-20 to join SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, a statewide union of nearly 30,000 nurses and health care workers.  The caregivers cited a need for a voice in staffing, wages and benefits as reasons to form the union.

Kadlec caregivers vote to join statewide health care union

Members hope to begin contract negotiation in coming months More than 800 nursing assistants, radiology technicians, dietary and housekeeping staff, certified surgical technologists and other caregivers at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland voted last month to join a statewide union. The vote was 422 to 297 to align with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, which boasts […]

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The Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village riverfront development under construction on Columbia Drive in Kennewick recently received a $2.1 million boost from Benton County’s Rural County Capital Fund. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Benton County resurrects economic development grant program

Kennewick wine village gets $2.1 million boost Benton County handed out its first check after resurrecting a sales tax-generated economic development program: $2.1 million toward the Port of Kennewick’s urban wine village project on Columbia Drive. It was a joint award going to the port and city of Kennewick. The grant will be used for […]

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Einan’s at Sunset spent $2 million over two years to renovate and improve its funeral home off the bypass highway in Richland.

Richland funeral home finishes $2 million remodel

Einan’s at Sunset planning Memorial Day weekend events The staff at Einan’s at Sunset in Richland already know how difficult it is for family members to visit a funeral home after the death of a loved one. And they’ve taken care to improve the experience with a recent $2 million remodel. They’ll celebrate the completion […]

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A $2.2 million renovation is under way at Richland’s Columbia Community Church on Gage Boulevard. Lead Pastor Mark Barker said the remodel is necessary to accommodate growth.  

Construction underway at growing Richland church

Columbia Community Church undergoing $3.2 million remodeling project Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with a new construction amount. It’s apparent why Columbia Community Church has outgrown its space when listening to the lead pastor rattle off statistics about the non-denominational church’s recent growth. When Mark Barker arrived at the church in 2009, about […]

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