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.

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 […]

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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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Our top Young Professionals prove to be up and coming leaders

This year’s top Young Professionals represent a diverse and distinguished group from the Tri-Cities. These new rising stars of business are under the age of 40 and work in Benton or Franklin counties. They didn’t have to be business owners to compete in our ninth annual Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business contest, but they had […]

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Railex Wine Services

Tenant-driven growth prompts $10 million Railex expansion

When Railex Wine Services opened a Wallula warehouse big enough to fit 11 football fields inside it three years ago, the company didn’t expect Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to dominate the majority of its space. “It’s great to have an existing customer just prompt you to expand your business and open it up to more […]

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MOD Pizza

Restaurants, shops coming to Richland’s Vintner Square

Tri-City shoppers can expect to see new restaurants and shops — including Ulta Beauty and MOD Pizza — opening next year in the Vintner Square development near Target off Queensgate Drive in Richland. It’s all part of the developers’ plan to provide a “high quality tenant mix,” said Jim Stephens, director of leasing and development […]

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Meals on Wheels

New kitchen better equipped to serve Mid-Columbia seniors

A new commercial kitchen that serves as the hub for cooking hundreds of warm and nutritious meals a day for Benton and Franklin counties’ senior citizens opened last month in Richland. “This is the nicest kitchen I’ve ever been in,” gushed Chef Brian Kinner, food services manager for Senior Life Resources Northwest. The 4,300-square-foot kitchen […]

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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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