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.
Insane Inflatable 5K Returns to Kennewick May 21!
All of us at Newstalk 870 AM were ecstatic to hear that the Insane Inflatable 5K is returning to Tri-Cities for another round of bouncy, hysterical fun! We are thrilled to once again invite you to come bounce with us in 2016.
Pendleton Business Finds (Illegal) Surprise Hidden in 80-Year-Old Wall
Owners of a Pendleton bed-and-breakfast decided to renovate five bedroom closets into bathrooms. They found an (illegal) surprise in the master bedroom that you won't believe.
Seattle Has a Real ‘The Babysitters Club’ and It Can Come Here!
Seattle entrepreneur Avni Patel was trying to get a startup going and kept having trouble finding a babysitter. So she ditched the first idea and started "Poppy," a Uber for babysitters!
You’ll Never Believe How a Moses Lake Man Found His Brain Tumor!
Bill Weech is lucky to be alive after doctors successfully removed a giant brain tumor. He had no idea it was there and once doctors found it at a Moses Lake hospital they immediately sent him into surgery. He had no idea anything was wrong... but his coworkers did.
A Tri-Cities Guide to Visiting Seattle and Not Getting Robbed
Most of us can get to CenturyLink Field and Pike's Place Market without getting into trouble, but if you decide to take a week to explore the city (and please do) here are a couple things to remember to avoid being robbed, killed or taken advantage of:
Help Local Man Daniel Elfers Compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’
Daniel Elfers is a fitness instructor at Gold's Gym and he wants your support to make it to "American Ninja Warrior" tryouts. Like many of us, he stumbled upon the show by accident and fell in love with it. Elfers says he's incredibly inspired by the competitors and wants…
Cute: Granger Police Officers Are Identical Twins! [PHOTO]
In case you haven't heard, Granger did not hire a The Flash. Identical twins Jared and Jacob Olivas are BOTH police officers for the city of Granger in the lower Yakima Valley!
Should High Schools Teach Abstinence in Sex Ed?
Last month Rep. Mary Dye (who represents most of Franklin County) received heavy criticism in the media for the way she spoke to some teens from Pullman asking her to support birth control funding for teenagers. She asked the teens advocating for Planned Parenthood if they were virgins and went…
Do YOU Think Government Can Afford Free College? [POLL]
Bernie Sanders and even politicians in Olympia, Washington, have been proposing free community college for teens (some want free higher ed of all kinds). Here's why they think the taxpayers can afford it... and then you vote if you agree:
What You Don’t Know About That ‘Junk Food’ Your Kid’s School Is Serving
We've been hearing a lot about school lunches since Michelle Obama became First Lady. I thought her push was to get healthier lunches, but I noticed my kids are served a lot of pizza and nachos. I asked a lunch lady with the Richland School District and her answer blew me away.