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.
Walla Walla Woman Accused of Luring Man to Alley for Beating
20-year-old Jenna Homewood plead guilty to charges she lured a man to an alleyway so her friends could beat him up.
10 Photos Proving Northern Oregon Is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth
George Herbert of College Place, WA (next to Walla Walla) takes some of the most incredible photographs of our area. He posted several from his travels around northern Oregon recently and I just had to share them.
Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers Richland’s Sewage Plant?
Who remembers when there was a giant waste treatment facility on George Washington Way at the entrance to Richland? I don't know when it disappeared, but I think it was sometime between 1990 and 2000. Anyone know?
Animal Shelters Need Your Help in Moses Lake
Animals shelters in Moses Lake have called for community support this fall because they're struggling to care for their animals. The shelters are short on dog and cat food, as well as toys and blankets for the pets.
Best Places to Have Leather Items Repaired in Tri-Cities
Need a super unique and thoughtful holiday gift for a loved one? Dig through their closet and find that beloved belt, pair of shoes or handbag they don't use anymore because the leather broke or tore. Take it to one of these highly-recommended leather repair stores and have it fixed for Christm…
10 Best Places for Massages in Tri-Cities
Struggling to find a gift for that tough-to-shop-for person on your list? Buy them a gift certificate for a 60-minute massage! Several weeks ago an informal survey asked a couple dozen people about their favorites and this was the result:
What Are the Best Local Bands Right Now? [SURVEY]
Working at the radio station I was good friends with Faith Martin so she was my favorite local performer. I'm also a fan of Duncan Pryce as well as Stompin Ground, Kate Turner and 3rd Date. We all miss Tom Gnoza. I guess I'm out of touch with the local music scene right now. Who would you say are th…
Locally-Made Gifts Your Loved Ones Will Treasure
Shop local this holiday season. Here are about a dozen ideas made right here in the Mid Columbia! With all of our agriculture and creativity, you can find real treasures that ship well your relatives and friends will love.
Mid Columbia People With Extremely Famous Relatives
We frequently read about Hope Solo's family in town, and formerly we read a lot about Sarah Palin's relatives. The media is respecting Mad Dog James Mattis' mom's privacy, but she's here in town. Who else has ties to the area? Let's compile a master list!
Mid Columbia School Closures and Delays for 2016-2017
Check this page often for school closure updates.