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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 regional chamber
Tri city regional chamber (Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce)
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Tri-City Regional Chamber Plans FREE Government Contracting Workshop April 7

It's time for the next in a quarterly series of free workshops offered to area business owners, designed to help them learn how to more effectively land contracts that can greatly help expand their businesses.

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Los Angeles police find vehicle believed linked to Hermiston homicide
Los Angeles police find vehicle believed linked to Hermiston homicide (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Vehicle Believed Linked to Hermiston Homicide Found in California

After asking California officials for help in locating a possible suspect vehicle from a fatal Hermiston shooting,  Los Angeles police have found a vehicle they believe is involved.

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April 6th is the day to plan what's going to be on your headstone
April 6th is the day to plan what's going to be on your headstone (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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April 6th is National ‘Plan Your Epitaph’ Day – What To Put on Your Tombstone!

It seems there's a day of the year set aside for virtually everything.  How about planning what's going to be on your headstone when you're gone?

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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax
Gov Inslee could be pushing an illegal tax (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Capital Gains Tax Is an Illegal Idea Say Experts

In his efforts to close a budget gap of just under $2 billion dollars, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to impose a capital gains tax on what he calls the wealthiest "1%" of Washington's wage earners.  The only problem - he would be in violation of our state's tax laws.

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Salsbury
Salsbury (Richland police department)
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Former Prostitution Ring Leader Now Living in Richland – Sex Offender Alert Issued

Richland police have issued an alert to the community that a former convicted sex offender is now residing in the 2000 block of Stevens Drive in Richland. (pictured is most recent photo of subject Melissa Salsbury)

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State auditor subject of possible Federal investigation
State auditor subject of possible Federal investigation (washington state legislative website)
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Gov. Inslee Releases Statement about State Auditor’s Investigation

When your state auditor has their home searched by Treasury Agents while the official is on vacation, and a subsequent subpoena is issued for documents, it gets peoples attention. But some reporters have found possible backround evidence as to why the feds are snooping around.

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