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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.
Prison sentence handed down for racing driver
Prison sentence handed down for racing driver (Kennewick Fire Department)
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Kennewick Driver Gets Prison Time for April 2014 Fatal Crash

A one year nine month sentence was handed down for a 47-year-old Kennewick driver, who plead guilty for his role in a crash that killed a pedestrian on 27th. Ave in Kennewick last April.

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Washington state drought emergency expanded
Washington state drought emergency expanded (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Gov. Inslee, Ecology, Expand Drought Emergency Statewide

As more information is gathered about the lack of snowpack in the Cascades and other mountain areas, The State Department of Ecology (DOE) and Gov. Inslee have expanded the 2015 drought emergency to include most of Washington state.

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Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down
Gov. Inslee officially calls for Auditor to step down (Washington state auditor's office)
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Gov. Inslee Issues Resignation Letter to State Auditor – Read It Here

We don't always agree with Gov. Inslee on many issues. But on this one, we completely agree on his call for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley to step down from his position. Kelley is facing multiple federal tax evasion, fraud and other issues stemming from business deals in his mortgage-real estate firm before he became Auditor.

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Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax
Washington farmers join fight against Inslee carbon tax (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Washington Farmers Join Fight Against Gov. Inslee’s Energy Tax [VIDEO]

The effort began a few months ago with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and now the Washington State Farm Bureau (WFB) has joined in the fight.

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Tri-City Fever game cancelled -Sioux Falls grounded in Midwest
Tri-City Fever game cancelled -Sioux Falls grounded in Midwest (Courtesy Tri-City Fever)
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Storm Grounds Sioux Falls Storm – But Team Still Coming to Tri-Cities

Rather ironic, but true!  The Tri-City Fever's Intense Football League (IFL) game scheduled for Friday was nearly cancelled due to near-record snowstorms in Denver and the Midwest. (Photo courtesy of Tri-City Fever)

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