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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.
Prankers stretching plastic wrap across Interstate near Wallace, Idaho
Prankers stretching plastic wrap across Interstate near Wallace, Idaho (Townsquare media image)
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Idaho Officials Seeking ‘Plastic-Wrap Pranksters’ Stretching Plastic Across Interstate

The Shoshone County, Idaho Sheriffs department is looking for a person - or persons - with lots of plastic wrap on their hands, and it's not for a good reason.

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Auditor investigation now focuses on employee
Auditor investigation now focuses on employee (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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State Auditor Probe Focuses on Employee in Auditor’s Office

The name Jason Jerue is so unknown in the Washington State Auditor's office, most employees don't ever remember seeing him there.  That could be because the part-time technical writer telecommutes from California and has done so since the beginning of 2013.

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Tri city regional chamber
Tri city regional chamber (Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce)
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Tri-City Regional Chamber Plans FREE Government Contracting Workshop April 7

It's time for the next in a quarterly series of free workshops offered to area business owners, designed to help them learn how to more effectively land contracts that can greatly help expand their businesses.

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Los Angeles police find vehicle believed linked to Hermiston homicide
Los Angeles police find vehicle believed linked to Hermiston homicide (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Vehicle Believed Linked to Hermiston Homicide Found in California

After asking California officials for help in locating a possible suspect vehicle from a fatal Hermiston shooting,  Los Angeles police have found a vehicle they believe is involved.

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April 6th is the day to plan what's going to be on your headstone
April 6th is the day to plan what's going to be on your headstone (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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April 6th is National ‘Plan Your Epitaph’ Day – What To Put on Your Tombstone!

It seems there's a day of the year set aside for virtually everything.  How about planning what's going to be on your headstone when you're gone?

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