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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 crash north of Pendleton injures five
Oregon crash north of Pendleton injures five (Oregon State Patrol)
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Investigation Continues in Deadly Four-Car Crash North of Pendleton [PHOTOS]

Oregon State Patrol officials continue to search for information as to why a driver crossed over into the opposite lane on Highway 11, triggering a four car crash that sent five people to area hospitals.

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WA state farm bureau endorses Newhouse
WA state farm bureau endorses Newhouse (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Despite Potato Commission Flap, State Farm Bureau Endorses Newhouse

It's rather ironic that virtually the same time the Washington State Executive Ethics Commission has fined the Executive Director of the State's Powerful Potato board,  the State Farm Bureau announced it's endorsing Dan Newhouse for Congress.

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First scandal surfaces in 4th District Campaign
First scandal surfaces in 4th District Campaign (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Newhouse Campaign Official Fined for Violations By State Ethics Commission

The Washington State Executive Ethics board says there's "reasonable cause" behind allegations that the Grant County Chairman of the Dan Newhouse campaign, who is also the Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission,  committed ethics violations this summer.   The violations stem from using state potato commission resources to help the campaign.  And there's more.

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TV report says Hanford whistleblowers being retaliated against
TV report says Hanford whistleblowers being retaliated against (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Report Says Hanford Management Retaliates Against Whistleblowers

A new investigative report suggests that Hanford workers who have brought to light what they believe are safety concerns are being targeted.

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Candidate forum coming Wednesday September 24th.
Candidate forum coming Wednesday September 24th. (City of Kennewick)
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Didier, Newhouse to Square Off in Candidate Forum Next Week in Kennewick

Next Wednesday, September 24th, the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the "4th. Congressional District Candidates Forum".

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