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.
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.
Why This Pot Store Thinks You’ll Pay $49 for a Single Cigarette
During the debate over legalization how many times did you hear, "This is no different than my dad wanting a glass of fine wine to sip at the end of a stressful day." Well, one difference was the amount your dad paid for that wine. One marijuana retailer wants to change that.
Two Moses Lake Women Beat Up a Neighbor
A Moses Lake woman was hit in the head, pushed onto a couch under a carport, hit with a stick, dragged by her hair and pulled down the street!
Kennewick Kids Won’t Take Tests, May Cost the Schools Money!
While adults argue about Common Core, standardized testing, curriculum and other issues, 11th graders across the state have noticed there is no punishment for skipping the standardized tests, and many of their parents don't care anyway. But now schools may be punished.