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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. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
Kamiakin Braves to play for 3A title Friday (Townsquare media image)
Kamiakin Braves to play for 3A title Friday (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-Cities Could have TWO State High School Football Champions This Weekend

There's been a fair share of Tri-City (Richland, Pasco, Kennewick) football teams who've ventured to the Tacoma Dome for the Gridiron Classic. But not two in the same season.

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Porch Pirates steal thousands of delivered packages this time of year (Getty Images)
Porch Pirates steal thousands of delivered packages this time of year (Getty Images)
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Stop Package Porch Pirates From Ruining YOUR Christmas Season!

According to insurance and law enforcement experts, the theft of packages left on people's porches and steps from holiday deliveries is growing fast. Here's how to help prevent it!

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Suspect now formally charged with murder (KNDU-TV)
Suspect now formally charged with murder (KNDU-TV)
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Kennewick Kidnap Suspect Now Charged With Murder

Theresa L. Wiltse, formerly of Pasco, is facing First Degree Murder Chargers, and First Degree Kidnapping with Aggravated Circumstances. Turns out, she is a former State Prison Corrections Officer!

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Black Friday slips to 5th biggest shopping day of year (Getty Images)
Black Friday slips to 5th biggest shopping day of year (Getty Images)
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Retail Experts Say You Won’t Get Trampled This Black Friday

It still remains one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and a boost for retailers. But compared to 10, even five years ago, Black Friday is losing steam steadily.

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Compass High closing in Yakima Valley (KNDU-KNDO-TV)
Compass High closing in Yakima Valley (KNDU-KNDO-TV)
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Grandview, Yakima Valley, Dropping Alternative High School After This Year

We in the Tri-Cities are blessed with more than one alternative high school, where students can pursue non-traditional educational platforms. But up in the Yakima Valley, one city is losing theirs.

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Kidnapping Suspect Wiltse (KNDU-TV Video)
Kidnapping Suspect Wiltse (KNDU-TV Video)
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Latest Update on Fatal Kennewick Kidnapping, $1 Million Bail For Suspect

According to court records, the suspect in custody for the kidnapping, and possibly having a hand in the murder of a 69-year-old Kennewick woman, is being held on $1 million dollar bond in the Benton County Jail. The suspect is pictured in a video still image courtesy of our news partner KNDU-TV.

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