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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.
Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again!
Legislature considering bill to raise minimum wage - again! (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for McDonald's)
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New Bill Would Raise Washington’s Minimum Wage to $12 – $15 Next?

The Washington State Senate Monday will hear testimony on a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage (already the highest in the nation) to $12-per-hour, in $.50 increments over the next five years.

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Arlenes flowers
Arlenes flowers (Facebook)
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Benton County Judge Rules Arlene’s Flowers Owner to Pay $1,001

On the heels of his ruling in the Consumer Protection Case of the Washington State Attorney General vs. Baronelle Stutzman  and her business Arlene's Flowers,  Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ordered a total of $1,001 in fees to be paid.

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Americans playoff hockey March 31-April 1 at Toyota Center
Americans playoff hockey March 31-April 1 at Toyota Center (Tri-City Americans-John Allen)
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Ticket Discounts, Free Hot Dogs Coming to Americans Playoff Games Tues, Wed.

Not only will games 3 and 4 of the WHL First Round playoff series between Kelowna and Tri-Cities feature some great hockey, how about great ticket, food and drink specials too?

 

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Starbucks pulls plug on controversial, offensive Race Together campaign
Starbucks pulls plug on controversial, offensive Race Together campaign (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Was Starbucks “Race Together” One of Biggest Corporate Blunders of All-Time?

While some say it actually worked because even more people were talking and thinking about Starbucks (if that's possible!) others say it's one of the biggest corporate blunders of all time.

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Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas
Flagman hit by driver high on laughing gas (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Driver High on Laughing Gas Hits, Injures Road Construction Flagman

Portland police say a 49-year-old man who struck and injured a woman flagman at a road construction site was apparently huffing drugs behind the wheel. But it wasn't your typical drug.

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Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker
Pizza driver smarter than the average bear, fights off attacker (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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Pizza Delivery Man Attacked with Bear Spray – But Fights off Assailant

It's not easy being a pizza delivery driver, sometimes it can be dangerous. But this story goes beyond weird. In this case, the "weapon" used to attack the driver.

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