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.
How to Tour the Hanford Reach National Monument
When I first moved to town you needed a background check to visit Hanford. Now that it's a national monument there are free tours accepting walk-ins -- but you have to know how it works.
‘Packs of Girls’ Hunt Local College Freshman After Prank
What is college dorm life if not one crazy prank after another? Richland man Tanner Robinson found himself hunted by packs of freshman girls after one roommate's prank apparently went too far.
Police Are Really Hoping You Recognize This Car
Remember the guy who robbed the 77-year-old woman in her driveway? Yeah, police found his car. Now they want your help finding him.
See Moses Lake Airport’s Secret the Government Hid for Years
The Grant County International Airport began as Moses Lake Army Air Base in 1942 and was renamed Larson AFB. The government told the public it was a training facility, and many training flights took place there (including for several bombers). But that's not the REAL reason they built the airpo…
Huge Fire Snarls Traffic Near Boardman
A wildfire in Blalock Canyon is blocking traffic in I-84 in both directions. Smoke is interfering air quality as well. Authorities are working to keep traffic moving but the moving flames is making it difficult to predict where it is safe to direct vehicles.
Free Fishing Through Aug. 30!
The Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is having a cyber security problem and suspended the sale of all hunting and fishing licenses until it's worked out. Facing outrage, the Department announced today no fishing licenses would be required through Tuesday, Aug. 30 while the problem is…
How to Get Bus Fair INCLUDED in Your Fair Ticket!
Fair tickets are $13 + $10 parking, BUT there's a way to get bus fair INCLUDED in your $13 ticket! AND the bus lets you off at a special entrance right at the front!
Famous UW Researcher Fired for Startling Sexual Misconduct
An infectious disease expert at the University of Washington responsible for bringinging in millions in research funding and appearing on television news to explain world-wide outbreaks was fired this summer.
Hermiston Murder/Suicide Done by Asst. Wrestling Coach
Hermiston High School students and families are shocked Friday to learn two of the men in yesterday's murder/suicide were assistant wrestling coaches.
Hermiston Shooting Called Murder-Suicide, 14-Year-Old Missing
Just after 11:15 a.m. police were called to the 200 Block of North 11th. Street after reports of a shooting. They now say two people were killed and the injured person was taken to the hospital. At a 4 p.m. update the police declared the scene a murder-suicide and are asking for the public's he…