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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.
Proposed bill would withhold pay, benefits from striking teachers or walkouts
Proposed bill would withhold pay, benefits from striking teachers or walkouts (Washington state legislative website)
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Senate Bill Would Withold Teacher Pay, Benefits During Walkouts Or Strikes

The measure, Senate bill 6116, was actually introduced by a Democrat, Senator Tim Sheldon, who represents the 35 District  West of Tacoma, including the City of Shelton, WA.  Eight other Senators, including a number from Eastern Washington,  are co-sponsors.

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New bill clarifies position of WHL players related to "work"
New bill clarifies position of WHL players related to "work" (Tri-City Americans)
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New Bill Clarifies Tri-City Americans, WHL Players, as Amateur Athletes

Due to confusion by some state agencies, and perhaps the victim of it's own sometimes overzealous rules, the state of Washington now has a bill clarifying the role of players for the Tri-City Americans and other Western Hockey League teams in our state.

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Lawsuit claims school bus abuse of Down Syndrome child
Lawsuit claims school bus abuse of Down Syndrome child (Newstalk KIT radio)
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Yakima School District Sued over Shocking Sexual Assault Allegations on Bus

According to a lawsuit filed against the Yakima School District, an elementary-age child with Down Syndrome was subjected to repeated assaults and abuse which was caught on camera on a Yakima School District bus.

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