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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.
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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Gov. Inslee to visit Yakima Wednesday
Gov. Inslee to visit Yakima Wednesday (Office of the Governor of the State of Washington)
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Gov. Inslee To Visit Yakima Wednesday – Will Push Taxes for Education Plan

Wednesday Gov. Jay Inslee will visit Yakima, and is expected to try to drum up support for a capitol gains tax (among others) to fund an expected $2.3 billion dollar education plan.

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Oregon governor dumps trash at landfill four hours from home
Oregon governor dumps trash at landfill four hours from home (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Former Oregon Governor Accused of Possibly Dumping Corruption Evidence in Landfill

Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has raised eyebrows after reports surfaced last weekend he was seen dumping numerous bags of non-food related trash at an Oregon landfill.  A landfill that's a 4-hour drive from his home.

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Nevada solar farm sets birds on fire during test
Nevada solar farm sets birds on fire during test (energy.gov)
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Nevada Solar Farm Sets Birds On Fire During Test

The Department of Energy has just discovered the $737 million dollar solar farm they built with taxpayer money comes with an added bonus: It also fries birds and anything else in it's trajectory.

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National Pancake Day returns to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
National Pancake Day returns to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals . (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
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National Pancake Day Returns March 3 at IHOP In Pasco – Kennewick

It's become a mini-tradition with my son and I, and hope your family will take part as well! (1960's image of a vintage IHOP).

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