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.
Helpful Women Sue Oregon After Poisoned and Stripped Naked
Imagine pulling over on the side of the road to help someone to end up badly poisoned and naked on the freeway in winter. Two women say 9-1-1 dispatchers could have prevented it.
How to Help the Pendleton Teacher With Cancer Get on ‘Ellen Show’
You may have heard by now Pendleton High School Spanish teacher Kathryn Youngman is in her third bout with cancer. You may also have heard her students are trying to get her on "The Ellen Show." Here's how YOU can help:
‘MythBusters’ Episode Filmed in Boardman ‘Biggest Project Ever’
The "MythBusters" episode that aired Jan. 16 featured an AllTranstek taker car on tracks in Boardman, Oregon, just west of Umatilla. The show climaxes with the stunt team imploding the 30,000-gallon tanker.
Two Surprising Stats PROVE Tri-Cities Economy Booming!
Home values are rising and employment is low, but sometimes it's hard to tell if the Tri-Cities economy is as good as everyone says. After all, the hills don't flow with milk and honey or anything. Well, two agencies reported 2015 records that PROVE things are going really well.
Portland Folk Singer Says He’s Going to Syria to Fight ISIS With Peace Concert
The State Department is telling him no, but Portland musician James Twyman says he has a peace concert planned for Feb. 1 in ISIS-controlled Syria and wants you to pray for him here.
Ammon Bundy Arrested, Supporter Shot by FBI
Members of the armed protest at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, were arrested on their way to a community gathering in John Day, Oregon. One was shot.
12 Hilarious Reasons It’d Be Fantastic to Be the Last Human Alive
Countless movies and television shows have been inspired by the question, "What if you were the last man (or woman) on Earth?" Here are some creative answers as to why it'd be nothing to fear!
Rebuffed Man Punches 15-Year-Old Girl, Intentionally Crashes Car
Walla Walla police believe 20-year-old Kyle Zenk took his hands off the wheel and hit the gas to punish the girl in the vehicle with him after she refused his sexual advances.
New Auto Racing Track May Come to Waitsburg (Near Dayton)
The city of Waitsburg is still working out the details, but is highly supportive of a businessman's proposal to turn the community's horse racing track into an auto racing arena!
Tri-Cities Could Get More Nuclear Power
Washington State Senator Sharon Brown is working hard to bring small modular nuclear reactors to the Tri-Cities! That would mean clean, cheap electricity and thousands of high-paying jobs!
Local Man Builds Giant Smoker to Feed 1,000!
Remember the good old days when bigger was better? The only thing compact was your makeup and music? There's at least one Tri-Cities man still living the dream: Ron Swanby of Swampy's BBQ catering.
Most-Intensive Bigfoot Study Ever Issues 229-Page Report
After 12,000 hours of research by multiple teams, the North American Wood Ape Conservancy has concluded its independent investigation of sightings in the Ouachita Mountains spanning Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.