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John McKay

I'm a 25-plus-year radio veteran with a passion for talk radio and democracy. I grew up in Tri-Cities and studied journalism at Whitworth University. I love sports, particularly the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. I threw hammer and played college ball. I've been at Newstalk since 2005.
i-Phone reportedly "recharged" in microwave
i-Phone reportedly "recharged" in microwave (Facebook.com - Bryan Kim)
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i-Phone Users Fall for Fake Ad Saying They Can Recharge Phone in Microwave!

We didn't believe the rumors so we decided to see for ourselves.  Numerous i-Phone users have reportedly fallen for a fake web ad saying they could recharge their iOS-8 phone by putting it in a microwave! (Image from Facebook by Bryan Kim of phone reportedly "charged in microwave).

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Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants
Burglars strike Kennewick home twice looking for pot plants (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Medical Pot Plant Theft Highlights Ongoing Problem in Tri-Cities, Elsewhere

The apprehension of multiple suspects Sunday by Kennewick police spotlights a recurring problem with pot plant thefts, usually involving legal medical marijuana patients.

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Jacobs-Sanders Field - home of the Tri-City Padres 1970-72
Jacobs-Sanders Field - home of the Tri-City Padres 1970-72 (Benton County Historical Society)
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San Diego Padres Returning to Tri-Cities Not a Surprise

Besides a long history of baseball between the two far-flung regions,  The Padres moving their Class A  farm club to Tri-Cities will benefit players, fans. (Pictured is the old Sanders-Jacobs Field in Kennewick, home of the Padres 1970-72. The road to the right of stadium is Clearwater Ave.)

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Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes
Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Northwest Governors Renew Call for Carbon Taxes, Push Global Warming Agenda

With world leaders meeting this week in New York for the United Nations Climate Leadership Summit,  the Governors of WA, OR, CA and the Premiere of British Columbia issued statements all but guaranteeing they will pursue carbon taxes.

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North Seattle strip club puts up digital readerboard
North Seattle strip club puts up digital readerboard (Courtesy Families for Lake City)
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Seattle City Officials Approve Strip Club Videoboard – Neighbors Are Furious

Residents living near a strip club in North Seattle woke up this weekend to find a large videoboard outside that gives everyone a glimpse of what's going on "inside." (Pictured is a transportation van being used by the club for patrons - courtesy of familiesforlakecity.com)

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