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.
Local Man Found With 50 Dogs
Animal shelters from around the Mid Columbia (as far away as Pendleton) were called upon to help process a portion of 50 dogs found on a Yakima Valley man's property.
Moses Lake Caregiver Locks Her Elderly, Disabled Clients Out of Their House
It all started when a neighbor called police to report a suspected drunk driver. When police arrived they found a very sober driver who was in the middle of a much stranger problem.
See the 10 Cheapest Houses in Tri-Cities [PHOTOS]
The Mid Columbia's real estate market is hot. Home prices are rising and sales are brisk. But we're no Seattle or Portland; there are still plenty of affordable homes in the area. Here are the current 10 most-affordable traditional homes listed (courtesy of my favorite real estate broker Barry Long …
The Depressing Reason Cancer Is Washington’s No. 1 Killer
New health information revealed heart disease is no longer the No. 1 killer of Washingtonians. It's now cancer. That's understandable, right? The reason is depressing.
The Crazy, Surprising Fact About Jeb Bush No One Knows
Jeb Bush is struggling at the bottom of the GOP polls because people don't know much about him, and aren't that interested in learning more. But I can guarantee to raise your eyebrows and make you say, "I did not know that."
10 of the Scariest Books Ever Written for Rainy Days
I find myself reading more in the winter. I've been in the mood to pick up a thriller so I did some research and compiled this list of the scariest books known to man.
Mid Columbia Officers Fired for Lying About Driving Drunk
Back in November we learned Stanfield, Oregon, launched a massive investigation of its police force due to allegations made by a terminated officer. We now know why he was terminated.
Local Chemist Attempts ‘Breaking Bad’ Plot, Gets 8 Months
A Richland chemist who set up a lab in his basement to create an LSD-type drug for street sale ended up killing his friend's wife.
Here’s How to Support the Family of Washington’s Fallen Green Beret
Last week we learned of the death of Staff Sgt. Matthew "Tatonka" McClintock of the Washington National Guard in Afghanistan. The green beret died in action only months after celebrating his second anniversary and the birth of his son Declan. Here's what you can do to help:
State Tax Experts Say Yoga Isn’t Exercise
A new law went into effect Jan. 1 requiring businesses that provide exercise to pay sales tax. So why isn't yoga on the list?
Cut Your Teenage Son Some Slack…. Boys Have Highest Rates of Unemployment
Washington's job watchers say the state's employment numbers are slowly improving, but not for teenage boys.
Get Half Off Personal Training on SeizeTheDeal.com Friday! [VIDEO]
Brian Rackley had a successful football career in Tallahassee, Florida, before getting a full-ride scholarship to University of North Carolina where he started three years. He's now helping Tri-City kids excel in their sports, and also leading adult fitness sessions.