Andrew Kirk has been a journalist since 2003. Although originally from the Tri-Cities, he lived in Utah for 17 years and is a graduate of the University of Utah. He is married with children and currently lives in Richland. He is an amateur historian and used to teach Mandarin Chinese to middle school students in Park City, Utah. For fun he watches movies, visits parks with his kids and occasionally rides a bicycle.
Truck Found Burning With Body Inside Near Columbia Park Pond
Drivers called authorities Friday around 2:30 in the afternoon after realizing a truck parked near the Columbia Park fishing pond was on fire.
Vote for the Cutest Couple! (Week 3)
Congratulations to last week's winner: Alana Henifin! This week is McClintock vs. Day. Whoever has the most votes by next Friday morning wins a pair of tickets to an upcoming Americans hockey game and a $100 gift certificate to Wine Country Furniture...
Exclusive Presale Access to Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour at Toyota Center
Our fans have exclusive access tickets for Snoop Dogg's "Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2" coming to the Toyota Center in Kennewick Dec. 7, 2016 BEFORE THEY GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FRIDAY.
10 Most Iconic Things About the Tri-Cities
Nearly 100 people recently voted on "what makes them think of the Tri-Cities" and I was astounded by the winners. Sure, the No. 1 and 2 answer aren't that surprising, but some of the others I would NEVER have guessed.
10 Ways You Can Get Involved for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation has arranged fun activities all month to get involved!
Vote for the Cutest Couple! (Week 2)
Congratulations to last week's winner: Janet Ortega! This week is Henifin vs. Smith. Whoever has the most votes by next Friday morning wins a pair of tickets to an upcoming Americans hockey game and a $100 gift certificate to Wine Country Furniture...
If You Had to Pick One: Cable Bridge or Blue Bridge [VOTE]
An acquaintance of mine moved away and wanted to have a photograph on her wall of Tri-Cities to help with homesickness. To my surprise, WAY more friends suggested the Cable Bridge (lit up at night) than the Blue Bridge. Really? Blue Bridge has always been my favorite. What's your vote?
Companies Own More Than 1 in 10 Homes in Benton County
If you've found yourself caught in a bidding war for a Tri-Cities home you may be left wondering, "Who are these people jumping on just-listed houses?" There's a greater than 10 percent chance they aren't people at all; they're companies.
Vote for the Cutest Couple! (Week 1)
It's time to vote for the cutest couple! Whoever has the most votes by next Friday morning wins a pair of tickets to an upcoming Americans hockey game and a $100 gift certificate to Wine Country Furniture. Yes, you can enter you and your squeeze to compete in an upcoming week (see below)...
Highway Accident Snarls Rush-Hour Traffic in Pasco AND Richland
An accident in the east-bound I-182 of Pasco backed up traffic all the way across the bridge over the Columbia River and backed up the on ramps from 240 and George Washington Way during rush-hour traffic Tuesday.
How to Tour the Hanford Reach National Monument
When I first moved to town you needed a background check to visit Hanford. Now that it's a national monument there are free tours accepting walk-ins -- but you have to know how it works.
‘Packs of Girls’ Hunt Local College Freshman After Prank
What is college dorm life if not one crazy prank after another? Richland man Tanner Robinson found himself hunted by packs of freshman girls after one roommate's prank apparently went too far.