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.
Umatilla Native Woman Training to Be Professional MMA Fighter
Eight years ago Kola Shippentower, a member of the Umatilla tribe, was in the news for learning to dig roots in the traditional way. She told a reporter it was important to her to learn the old ways. Today Shippentower is becoming a leader for starting a new tradition.
Hate It When Your Boss Puts You ‘On Call’? So Does Seattle City Council
Hate it when your boss puts you on call? If you're a cop or doctor it's part of the job. If you sling coffee or sell shirts, it's unfair. A growing number of workers are told to be available during shifts, but maybe not work them and are not paid for the waiting. You ma…
Need a Job? This Oregon Town Is Dripping With Opportunity
Agriculture and federal spending allowed the Mid Columbia to weather the recession nicely, but one Oregon town fared even better than its neighbors and just keeps winning new development.
Hanford Job Growth Stalled, ‘Thanks Obama’
Not only are the feds dragging their feet cleaning up Hanford (sparking numerous lawsuits from Washington and Oregon), but now they're stopping its expansion, too.
Richland Needs a New State Law to Build 3rd High School
Richland wants to build a third high school in the next five years. But they need an exemption from state law to do it! Here's why:
Change a Person’s Life: ‘Yoga Behind Bars’ Needs Volunteers
Local group "Yoga Behind Bars" is seeking volunteers to become yoga-instructor certified so a local chapter can be formed to visit local prisons. Organizers say the organization changes lives and helps prisoners make better decisions.
What Lies Beneath Seattle Makes It One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America
If a sizeable earthquake hit Seattle a lot of old buildings would fall... yeah, yeah, you already knew that. But what's UNDERNEATH Seattle is what you should really be afraid of!
Convicted Felons Stockpiling Guns & Drugs in Moses Lake Shed
A man helping two friends move a television in Moses Lake accidentally left his phone in their house. When he asked about it later they told him they planned to sell it. That's when he decided to quit hiding their secrets.
Local Schools Shying Away From Holiday Activities, Should They? [POLL]
When I was a kid schools gave equal time to Christmas and Hanukkah and considered their bases covered. But today schools are listening to some parents who disagree with Halloween, others don't like St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day...