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.

Dr. Lewis Zirkle, 76, founder and president of SIGN Fracture Care International in Richland.

Richland surgeon, SIGN make connections across globe

Stainless steel nails manufactured in north Richland mend and connect broken bones and improve lives all over the world. The Richland doctor who invented the implants also works to forge similarly strong connections by mentoring the surgeons who place the rods into the bodies of the injured poor in developing countries. Dr. Lewis Zirkle, 76, […]

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Port of Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Wine Village on Columbia Drive

2 wineries plan to move into new Kennewick wine village

The vision for a vibrant riverfront wine village in Kennewick that’s been a decade or so in the making now includes two wineries. It’s closer to reality after Port of Kennewick commissioners gave the go-ahead Dec. 13 to pursue tenant agreements with an award-winning Walla Walla winemaker who grew up in Prosser and a Seattle […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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