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Andrew Kirk

Andrew Kirk has been a journalist for nine years. Although originally from the Tri-Cities, he has lived in Utah for the past 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.
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New PNNL Finding: Pollution Makes Clouds Bigger, Storms Stronger & Air Warmer

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have discovered pollution makes storm clouds larger. Because storm clouds trap heat in the atmosphere, bigger ones could be helping warm the Earth, a recent study concluded in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on May 10

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Sat. & Sun. Last Days to See ‘Sold’ – an Exhibit on the Human Trafficking Experience

May 20 is the last day to see ‘Sold’ – an exhibit created by local women to educate their peers on the horrors of human slavery. Motivated to fight the problem somehow, they came up with the idea for the exhibit and received support from Bethel Church at 600 Shockley Road

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Category: Tri-Cities News
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5 Weird Weather Facts About Tri-Cities From Teenage Expert Mark Ingalls

Mark Ingalls is a bit of a local celebrity. He's a 17-year-old weatherman who can currently be heard on 102.7 KORD and KTCV at Tri-Tech. His weather predictions are favored over many professional services and are used by media across the region.

There are no tornadoes or massive hail storms in Tri-Cities. What keeps a meteorology nut from going nuts from boredom? Ingalls explains what's weird about local weather:

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Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking – Visit ‘Sold’ Exhibit This Weekend

Liam Neeson's film 'Taken' was the first introduction many of us had to the crime of human trafficking. As disturbing as the film is, it was still made by Hollywood. Kennewick resident Krista Hanson said she was first exposed to

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