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.
Seattle Has a Real ‘The Babysitters Club’ and It Can Come Here!
Seattle entrepreneur Avni Patel was trying to get a startup going and kept having trouble finding a babysitter. So she ditched the first idea and started "Poppy," a Uber for babysitters!
Cute: Granger Police Officers Are Identical Twins! [PHOTO]
In case you haven't heard, Granger did not hire a The Flash. Identical twins Jared and Jacob Olivas are BOTH police officers for the city of Granger in the lower Yakima Valley!
Should High Schools Teach Abstinence in Sex Ed?
Last month Rep. Mary Dye (who represents most of Franklin County) received heavy criticism in the media for the way she spoke to some teens from Pullman asking her to support birth control funding for teenagers. She asked the teens advocating for Planned Parenthood if they were virgins and went…
Do YOU Think Government Can Afford Free College? [POLL]
Bernie Sanders and even politicians in Olympia, Washington, have been proposing free community college for teens (some want free higher ed of all kinds). Here's why they think the taxpayers can afford it... and then you vote if you agree:
What You Don’t Know About That ‘Junk Food’ Your Kid’s School Is Serving
We've been hearing a lot about school lunches since Michelle Obama became First Lady. I thought her push was to get healthier lunches, but I noticed my kids are served a lot of pizza and nachos. I asked a lunch lady with the Richland School District and her answer blew me away.
Drug Dealer Gets Caught, City Takes His House!
A Dayton man is regretting his life of crime now that he's doing more than jail time... he's also homeless!
How to Get Fan Gear for Half Off in Time for March Madness!
ASportsFanShop.com is both an online store and a real store in Downtown Kennewick with an INCREDIBLE selection of fan gear. As March Madness approaches, now would be a good time to check them out for hats, clothing, keychains, and more with your team logo on it. And I know how to get it for half off…
Free Meth Pipes in Portland + Seattle? Find Out Why
Normally I wouldn't support an organization handing out free meth pipes, but find out why they say it's doing a lot of good in Portland and Seattle.
Read How Using a Walker in Public Changed One Man’s Views Forever
A friend of mine in Richland fell ill unexpectedly and now requires intense physical therapy to perform basic movements like walking and feeding himself. Occasionally needing a wheelchair or walker in public has given him an entirely different view of humanity. Find out how:
LIGO’s Big News About Einstein, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves FOR DUMMIES
LIGO is an observatory at Hanford and it stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. It has mirrors buried underground for hundreds of yards trying to measure the stretching of matter. On Feb. 11, 2016 it announced that it has confirmed with its sister site in Louisiana that…
Double Your Spending Power for Valentine’s Day With Seize The Deal! [VIDEO]
If you order today you can get a $20 gift certificate to Baum's House of Chocolates in old West Richland and Kennewick in time for Valentine's Day! If you order after today, you can still give it as a gift this Sunday!
Experts Stocking Up on 2012 Washington Wines
Local wine collectors are buying as much of the 2012 vintage as they can afford. It's not just great-tasting, but expected to age very well.