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.
Vote for the Cutest Couple! (Week 13)
Congratulations to last week's winner: Molly Formo! This week is Leroue vs. Gibson. 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...
Burbank Woman Found Dead From the Cold
Walla Walla County authorities responded to a call from a hunter they had found a woman's body in a slough.
What You Don’t Know About ‘Tiny Houses’ That Will Make You Forget the Idea
Fascinated by "tiny houses"? You and the rest of America. For years it was go big or go home, and now everyone is looking for the simpler life uncluttered by debt and too much stuff you don't need. But there's a MAJOR PROBLEM with tiny houses that will make you rethink yo…
Survey of Top High School Regrets Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
A survey of nearly 5,000 respondents revealed people's top regrets about their high school years. Instead of feeling sorry for these people, hearing what they regret will actually inspire you. As we take stock of our year and count our blessings, allow these comments to spark some self reflecti…
Walla Walla Woman Accused of Luring Man to Alley for Beating
20-year-old Jenna Homewood plead guilty to charges she lured a man to an alleyway so her friends could beat him up.
10 Photos Proving Northern Oregon Is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth
George Herbert of College Place, WA (next to Walla Walla) takes some of the most incredible photographs of our area. He posted several from his travels around northern Oregon recently and I just had to share them.
Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers Richland’s Sewage Plant?
Who remembers when there was a giant waste treatment facility on George Washington Way at the entrance to Richland? I don't know when it disappeared, but I think it was sometime between 1990 and 2000. Anyone know?
Animal Shelters Need Your Help in Moses Lake
Animals shelters in Moses Lake have called for community support this fall because they're struggling to care for their animals. The shelters are short on dog and cat food, as well as toys and blankets for the pets.
Best Places to Have Leather Items Repaired in Tri-Cities
Need a super unique and thoughtful holiday gift for a loved one? Dig through their closet and find that beloved belt, pair of shoes or handbag they don't use anymore because the leather broke or tore. Take it to one of these highly-recommended leather repair stores and have it fixed for Christm…
10 Best Places for Massages in Tri-Cities
Struggling to find a gift for that tough-to-shop-for person on your list? Buy them a gift certificate for a 60-minute massage! Several weeks ago an informal survey asked a couple dozen people about their favorites and this was the result:
What Are the Best Local Bands Right Now? [SURVEY]
Working at the radio station I was good friends with Faith Martin so she was my favorite local performer. I'm also a fan of Duncan Pryce as well as Stompin Ground, Kate Turner and 3rd Date. We all miss Tom Gnoza. I guess I'm out of touch with the local music scene right now. Who would you say are th…
Vote for the Cutest Couple! (Week 12)
Congratulations to last week's winner: Suzanne Morris! This week is Formo vs. Gray. 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...