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.
Idiot Ducks Down When Moses Lake Cops Pull Up, See What Happens
Life hack for idiots: if you have a warrant out for your arrest, and you're waiting for a light at the intersection, don't try to duck down when a Moses Lake police officer pulls up next to you. They're just waiting for the light too.
If $15 Min. Wage Means No Tipping, Are You OK With 20% Surcharge? [POLL]
Many Seattle restaurants (including Ivar's) have done away with tipping now that they're paying their employees $15 an hour. If that minimum wage goes statewide, are you ready for the restaurants' inevitable response?
10 Best Items for FREE on Craigslist for Kennewick, Pasco, Richland
If you don't have time to drive around looking for cool stuff sitting on curbs, THIS is the page for you!
Socialist Elected to Seattle City Council, Like, a Real One
Sure there's a Lenin statue in Fremont and Bernie Sanders is a Socialist Democrat, but that's a lot different than voting for an actual, red-flag waving Socialist. But Seattle did just that this month.
See the Crazy, Confusing Reason Columbia River Water Can’t Be Used in Drought
After the drought left farmers and homeowners frustrated last summer many wondered why we couldn't pull more water out of the Columbia River. A news analysis of proposed bills gives a disturbing insight into the process.
Guess Who’s Coming to the Benton Franklin Fair: Hunter Hayes!
Platinum-record artist Hunter Hayes (five Grammy nominations) is coming to the 2016 Benton Franklin Fair Friday, Aug. 26!
Local Man Found With 50 Dogs
Animal shelters from around the Mid Columbia (as far away as Pendleton) were called upon to help process a portion of 50 dogs found on a Yakima Valley man's property.
Moses Lake Caregiver Locks Her Elderly, Disabled Clients Out of Their House
It all started when a neighbor called police to report a suspected drunk driver. When police arrived they found a very sober driver who was in the middle of a much stranger problem.
See the 10 Cheapest Houses in Tri-Cities [PHOTOS]
The Mid Columbia's real estate market is hot. Home prices are rising and sales are brisk. But we're no Seattle or Portland; there are still plenty of affordable homes in the area. Here are the current 10 most-affordable traditional homes listed (courtesy of my favorite real estate broker Barry Long …
The Depressing Reason Cancer Is Washington’s No. 1 Killer
New health information revealed heart disease is no longer the No. 1 killer of Washingtonians. It's now cancer. That's understandable, right? The reason is depressing.
The Crazy, Surprising Fact About Jeb Bush No One Knows
Jeb Bush is struggling at the bottom of the GOP polls because people don't know much about him, and aren't that interested in learning more. But I can guarantee to raise your eyebrows and make you say, "I did not know that."
10 of the Scariest Books Ever Written for Rainy Days
I find myself reading more in the winter. I've been in the mood to pick up a thriller so I did some research and compiled this list of the scariest books known to man.