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.
Half-Naked Teens Covered in Bread Alarm Motorists at Columbia Park
It is sometimes difficult for adults to understand today's youth growing up in a world defined by the internet. That's why people were alarmed to find half-naked teenage boys in boxer shorts lying at the duck pond with bread glued to their chests.
Best Names for Tri-Cities Youth Sports Teams
My least favorite part of coaching youth sports is deciding on a name for the team. Below is a list of unique names that are yours for the taking!
7 Previous Times the Notre Dame Cathedral Needed Restoration
Will Paris rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral? Of course they will; they have each time it endured devastating damage. The sacred building had never suffered a large fire before, but it has undergone several "rebirths."
See Jaw-Dropping Pendleton Flooding From a Drone Video
The community rallied to fill sand bags. Like any natural disaster, there's no way to wrap your head around the devastation until you SEE IT.
List of Priceless Art Likely Destroyed in Notre Dame de Paris Fire
Most of the statues on the roof of Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris were removed recently to be renovated in the south of France. When the roof fire started the Bishop directed his team to move out as many treasures as possible. Unfortunately, the rest of the church was destroyed...
Famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Caught Fire, Roof Destroyed
About 10 am local time (6pm in the evening in Paris, France) authorities at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris announced the spire was on fire. As horrified Parisians and tourists watched helplessly the fire spread to nearly the entire roof. An hour later sections of the roof were still on fire...
Family-Friendly Activities This Weekend
Crimson fest is tonight!
KID Explains Drought Following Wettest Winter Ever
How can KID be warning of a drought?
McDonald’s in Hand, Running to Catch Bus, Mother & Teen Hit on Clearwater
The two had food bags and jackets in hand as they ran near the intersection with Columbia Center Boulevard. Police say the driver was not impaired -- just didn't stop in time.
Fascinating: Washington’s Measles Outbreak Came from Eastern Europe
Russian speakers in the Portland/Vancouver area avoid vaccinations at above-average rates.
300 New Jobs Coming to Boardman for Giant Renewable Energy Plant
Portland General Electric recently announced it will build a giant wind/solar and battery storage plant in Morrow County!
First Time Home Buyer? You’ll Need At Least $230k in Tri-Cities
I was chatting with a small business owner in December about how his dual-income, no-kids household couldn't afford a home in Tri-Cities. How can that be? I asked. Well, you now need to be approved for $230k to find anything. That's over $1,100 a month...