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.
Firefighters Save W. Richland Home From 15-Foot Flames
It's unclear where they bought the fireworks, but a West Richland family said they had no idea they were aerials.
9 Vehicles, 1 Home Burned in Richland on July 4
Almost simultaneously two fires erupted in Richland that resulted in damage to two cars, five recreational vehicles and a duplex.
See the Richland House With a Flag Exhibit in the Front Yard
Did you hear about the Betsy Ross flag sneakers pulled for possible racial insensitivity?
Find Out Where Tri-Cities Place Names Came From!
Ever wonder where names come from? Here's a list of several Tri-Cities towns and the source of their name.
How Tri-Cities Are You? TAKE OUR TEST!
Some people grew up somewhere else but have fully embraced Mid Columbia living. Others have been here their whole lives but their hearts and minds are always somewhere else. How 509 are you? Dyed to the bone? Or a poser? Take our short test to see yow you match up:
Why Columbia Park’s Campground Will NEVER Re-Open
Many of us remember a time when a campground existed on the west end of Columbia Park. The area has never really been re-purposed and is now full of weeds.
Court Records Reveal Why Dickey’s BBQ Closed
The franchise owner is trying to sell, making it possible for Tri-Cities' three Dickey's BBQ locations to re-open, but the new owner will have quite a bill to pay.
Drag Queen Story Hour Coming to Kennewick Barnes & Noble
The Columbia Center Mall's Barnes & Noble bookstore has agreed to host "Drag Queen Story Hour" at noon on July 6.
3 Year Old Hit By Car in Kennewick Parking Lot
A 3-year-old boy in the Ross Dress For Less parking lot was hit by a Jeep slowly backing out of its stall.
Flash Flood Hits Kennewick
City of Kennewick and KPD are warning the public of a flash flood on West 4th Avenue and South Steptoe.