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.

CBC’s nuclear tech grads find jobs in their own backyard

A pastry chef traded his apron and kitchen for protective gear to work at the Hanford nuclear reservation tank farms. Just how does a pastry chef become a nuclear chemical operator? For Brett Crusselle, it meant a tough two years of classes in the nuclear technology program at Columbia Basin College. Crusselle, 33, of Pasco, […]

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State OKs sale of 230 acres of prime Pasco real estate

A chunk of prime Pasco real estate is back on the auction block after no buyers stepped forward to snatch it up last year. The state Board of Natural Resources authorized the sale of more than 230 acres of vacant state trust land in Pasco earlier this month. The five parcels range from 21 to […]

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Business have options under new overtime rule, experts say

New federal overtime rules may have some small businesses nervous as the date it takes effect looms. But Tri-City experts encourage smaller mom-and-pop businesses not to worry. “I really think the big focus here is to know what the law is and to know you have options,” said attorney Scott Boyce of The Cicotte Law […]

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Busy Pasco corridor getting more single-, multi-family homes

A subdivision with 84 single-family residential lots and six commercial lots is taking shape just east of the Broadmoor Outlet mall in Pasco. And a nearby multi-family subdivision owned by the same company is poised to add more homes as well. The new subdivision, called Broadmoor Terrace, sits on 34 acres. Idaho-based Big Creek Land […]

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Tri-City businesses try to ride Pokémon Go wave

Several savvy Tri-City businesses recognize the importance of being nimble to cash in on the Pokémon Go craze. “We’re all fighting obscurity. We’re all fighting to be known. We’ve got to be willing to learn new things,” said Oscar Suarez, marketing director and agent for Legacy One Insurance in Richland. The interest in the popular […]

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TEDxRichland speakers to share ‘ideas worth spreading’

TED talks are known worldwide for sparking imaginations, dialogue and ideas that prompt change. It’s a template organizers hope to replicate in the Tri-Cities next month when speakers riff off the event’s “Invisible Adversity” theme. The idea for the Richland event hatched when the group’s core organizers noticed a disturbing pattern. They hold leadership positions, […]

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Certified truck scale available for public use in Richland

A scale that can accommodate up to 100 tons is available to weigh RVs, trucks and cars, as well as boat, horse or utility trailers in Richland. DelHur Industries recently automated its truck scale to accommodate the public. “We saw more and more of the general public wanting to weigh their RV or boat or […]

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