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.
Richland Needs a New State Law to Build 3rd High School
Richland wants to build a third high school in the next five years. But they need an exemption from state law to do it! Here's why:
Change a Person’s Life: ‘Yoga Behind Bars’ Needs Volunteers
Local group "Yoga Behind Bars" is seeking volunteers to become yoga-instructor certified so a local chapter can be formed to visit local prisons. Organizers say the organization changes lives and helps prisoners make better decisions.
What Lies Beneath Seattle Makes It One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America
If a sizeable earthquake hit Seattle a lot of old buildings would fall... yeah, yeah, you already knew that. But what's UNDERNEATH Seattle is what you should really be afraid of!
Convicted Felons Stockpiling Guns & Drugs in Moses Lake Shed
A man helping two friends move a television in Moses Lake accidentally left his phone in their house. When he asked about it later they told him they planned to sell it. That's when he decided to quit hiding their secrets.
Local Schools Shying Away From Holiday Activities, Should They? [POLL]
When I was a kid schools gave equal time to Christmas and Hanukkah and considered their bases covered. But today schools are listening to some parents who disagree with Halloween, others don't like St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day...
10 Incredible Short Stories for Readers With Short Attention Spans
Love to read but never seem to have the time to finish a book? Why not stick to short stories? Here are 10 of the very best ever written. Most can be finished in a half an hour or less!
New ‘Beer Spa’ Opens in Sisters, Oregon
There's a lot to do in wine country. Hops country, though? Not so much besides enjoy a couple pints. One business in Sisters, Oregon, has an idea to change that.
Study: Washington Youth Suck at Driving
Traffic safety experts say young people in Washington start driving later than their peers nationally (on average) and are worse drivers for it!
Hero Puts Pasco Burglar in Chokehold to Stop Escape
A man walking to his friend's Moses Lake residence noticed a burglar inside a neighbor's house. He acted fast and helped police apprehend the man.
Portland Man Busted for Stealing Email Passwords to Find Nude Photos
Andrew Helton is accused of collecting 161 sexually-explicit photos of 13 people -- some of unidentified celebrities -- by hacking into 363 email accounts!
My 13 Favorite Jokes That Are Only Funny If You’re Drunk
Keep the laughs coming this St. Patrick's Day with my best jokes for drinking (WARNING: they aren't funny sober).
Dirty Scam Tries to Trick the Elderly in Moses Lake
The Moses Lake senior citizens center said several elderly residents recently brought in letters saying they were FROM the senior center asking for money.