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.
Mid Columbia Officers Fired for Lying About Driving Drunk
Back in November we learned Stanfield, Oregon, launched a massive investigation of its police force due to allegations made by a terminated officer. We now know why he was terminated.
Local Chemist Attempts ‘Breaking Bad’ Plot, Gets 8 Months
A Richland chemist who set up a lab in his basement to create an LSD-type drug for street sale ended up killing his friend's wife.
Here’s How to Support the Family of Washington’s Fallen Green Beret
Last week we learned of the death of Staff Sgt. Matthew "Tatonka" McClintock of the Washington National Guard in Afghanistan. The green beret died in action only months after celebrating his second anniversary and the birth of his son Declan. Here's what you can do to help:
State Tax Experts Say Yoga Isn’t Exercise
A new law went into effect Jan. 1 requiring businesses that provide exercise to pay sales tax. So why isn't yoga on the list?
Cut Your Teenage Son Some Slack…. Boys Have Highest Rates of Unemployment
Washington's job watchers say the state's employment numbers are slowly improving, but not for teenage boys.
Get Half Off Personal Training on SeizeTheDeal.com Friday! [VIDEO]
Brian Rackley had a successful football career in Tallahassee, Florida, before getting a full-ride scholarship to University of North Carolina where he started three years. He's now helping Tri-City kids excel in their sports, and also leading adult fitness sessions.
The Strange and Unexpected Plight of Dental Therapists and Why They Need Your Help
Dental Therapists are asking for your support during the 2016 legislative session. They're promising to save you tax money!
Pasco Re-Elects Same Leaders, Do You Like the City’s Direction? [POLL]
The City of Pasco had the opportunity to make some changes and did not. That surprised some residents considering the incidents that occurred recently -- none of which are necessarily the fault of the city. What do YOU think?
Fruit Grower Association Accused of Trying to Suppress Wages
The Washington Farm Labor Association is in hot water after distributing information attempting to "help" fruit growers fill out a survey for the government.
Don’t Confront a Thief, Call 9-1-1! Moses Lake Man Learns the Hard Way
I was once awakened by the sound of broken glass and I grabbed my shoes to run outside when my wife yelled, "Stop! Don't go out there!" I listened to her and realized in the morning someone had busted my car window to steal my backpack. Was I wrong not to run out there? NO. I …
7 Great Events This Month You Won’t Want to Miss!
January is when the winter blues settle in... so don't let them! Get busy and do some fun stuff around the Mid Columbia! Here are six great events you'll be grateful to know about:
Beware! Starting a Forest Fire Could Cost You $60 Million
The contractors who hired the welders who worked on the Taylor Bridge near Cle Elum have been asked to pay $60 million for the wildfire the sparks from those welders started.