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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. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
Area of Pasco, located near Cedar and East Lewis Streets (Google Earth)
Area of Pasco, located near Cedar and East Lewis Streets (Google Earth)
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Pasco Party Marred by Blood, Broken Bottles and Gunfire

Around 3am Friday morning, Pasco police were alerted to reports of shots fired at a home at 2416 East Alvina, where a house party had been going on. The location is just North of E. Lewis and Cedar in East Pasco.

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Spokane branch Seattle Pain Center (Google Street View)
Spokane branch Seattle Pain Center (Google Street View)
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Why Has Director of Major Northwest Medical Center Been Suspended?

You've probably heard of the Seattle Pain Center, it's the leading medical facility dealing with virtually all types of discomfort for thousands of patients, regardless of age, disability or issue. They've got 8 branches, including one in Spokane.

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McDonalds now filtering WiFi (Getty Images)
McDonalds now filtering WiFi (Getty Images)
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No More Porn With ‘Big Mac’ as McDonalds Launches Filtered WiFi

Earlier this week, McDonalds began to filter, or restrict, certain types of content available via it's free WiFi at restaurants. This effort namely aimed at pornography, and it includes the stores in Tri-Cities.

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Money race for 4th District heats up (Getty Images)
Money race for 4th District heats up (Getty Images)
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Newhouse Far Ahead of Didier in ‘Money’ Race for Congress

Two years ago, Rep. Dan Newhouse narrowly defeated Clint Didier in the race to see who would replace the retiring Doc Hastings from the 4th Congressional District. Despite having a distinct fund-raising advantage, Newhouse beat Didier by only a few percentage points. It was the first time in state history that two candidates from THE SAME party faced each other in a Congressional election.

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New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
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New Law Could Put An End to Most Environmental Lawsuits?

It's actually an amendment to an existing federal law, but it could be a groundbreaking piece of legislation, perhaps one that will stop the never-ending stream of environmental lawsuits we've seen over the years.

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Portland homeless camps hurting wildlife areas say environmentalists (Getty Images)
Portland homeless camps hurting wildlife areas say environmentalists (Getty Images)
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Portland, Seattle Homeless Camps Destroying Natural Habitats

Perhaps an unintended consequence of turning a blind eye towards the growing number of homeless camps popping up on the west side? For years, Portland and especially Seattle, have had some of the most lenient and friendly 'camping' policies towards homeless camps, but now it appears issues are growing.

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