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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.
Inslee plans to push ahead with environmental agenda
Inslee plans to push ahead with environmental agenda (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans to Push Environmental Agenda Despite Election Defeats

The millions of dollars pumped into Washington state Senate races by CA environmentalist Tom Steyer didn't keep Democrats from getting beaten in key Senate races, but Gov. Inslee still plans to push for carbon taxes, and low-carbon fuel standards.

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I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run
I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Passing As of Friday – Will Cost New Teachers, Maybe Taxpayers, Money

According to the latest information from the Washington Secretary of State's Office,  the controversial measure that would limit class sizes in our state is passing by about 3,200 votes.

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Circuit court upholds traditional marriage laws
Circuit court upholds traditional marriage laws (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Traditional Marriage Laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee

In a reversal of the trend occurring over the last 18 months with numerous Federal courts,  the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld "traditional" marriage laws in those states.

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Benton-Franklin Counties make Voter turnout Wall of Shame
Benton-Franklin Counties make Voter turnout Wall of Shame (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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2014 Voter Turnout – Are Benton, Franklin Counties on ‘Wall of Shame?’

Statewide, voter turnout was low, and while it's expected during off-year or mid-term elections (those in between Presidential elections) it's still pretty pathetic.

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