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Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk has been a journalist for nine years. Although originally from the Tri-Cities, he has lived in Utah for the past 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.
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New PNNL Finding: Pollution Makes Clouds Bigger, Storms Stronger & Air Warmer

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered pollution makes storm clouds larger. Because storm clouds trap heat in the atmosphere, bigger ones could be helping warm the Earth, a recent study concluded in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on May 10

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10 Ways To Know It’s Time To Lose Weight [SPONSORED]

It's almost summer and time for swimsuits -- that's not good news for many of us. A recent study said the Tri-Cities is the ninth fattest region in the nation with almost one-third of residents qualifying as obese. If you're dreading summer, here are some tips to help you decide if you're just being self conscious or if it's time to really shed some pounds. If weight loss is in your future, let Big Bear inspire you.

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The Best Hiking/Running Trails in the Tri-Cities

I love the running trail along the Columbia River and Sporthaus in Kennewick suggested a few more hiking or running trails you may not be familiar with for running in the Tri-Cities.

  • Chamna Trail Run - Off of 240 into Richland. The trail is about 5 miles.
  • The riverside of Pasco - You can start at Sacajawea State Park and walk all the

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