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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.
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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$15 minimum wage protestors arrested in Seattle
$15 minimum wage protestors arrested in Seattle (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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21 Seattle Protestors Arrested at $15 Minimum Wage Rally

In sharp contrast to the paltry showing outside the McDonalds on Court St. in Pasco (six people),  nearly two-dozen protestors were arrested for disorderly conduct in Seattle Wednesday.

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Zerorez has a new machine to make your carpets even cleaner!
Zerorez has a new machine to make your carpets even cleaner! (Townsquare media image)
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The ‘ZR Lifter’ Will Amazingly Clean YOUR Carpets! See With Zerorez Tri-Cities! [VIDEO]

If you've tried Zerorez for your carpet cleaning, you know you'll NEVER have to rent those clunky, soapy narrow machines that just "play" with the dirt in your home and don't get rid of it. But now, those guys at Zerorez have another new machine that by itself cleans better than anyone.

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Rep. Newhouse and other Congressmen tour Yucca Mountain
Rep. Newhouse and other Congressmen tour Yucca Mountain (Newhouse photo)
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Rep. Newhouse Tours Yucca Mtn Nuclear Repository – Moves to Revive Project

In the wake of the Obama Administration abruptly terminating the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository,  a number of Congressional legislators are stepping up the process to get it re-opened, and refunded. Rep. Dan Newhouse and others toured the facility recently, and an updated report is expected on efforts to reopen it.

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First conviction in Hanford CH2MHill time-card fraud case
First conviction in Hanford CH2MHill time-card fraud case (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Former Hanford Supervisor Gets Jail Time, Fine for Time-Card Fraud

Although numerous Hanford workers and supervisors were accused, this is the first person to be found guilty in the major time-card fraud scheme that's been investigated for a number of years.

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New York $15 minimum wage protestors
New York $15 minimum wage protestors (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rallies Actually Attempt at Unionization

Newstalk 870 reported on what is being called the "4-15-$15 Rallies" Wednesday in Spokane, Yakima and Pasco, with a video showing a meager turnout at the McDonalds on Court Street. But new information released by the Freedom Foundation shows the REAL motivation behind these rallies.

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