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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.
Predictably, Inslee condemns Trump campaign stops in WA (Getty Images)
Predictably, Inslee condemns Trump campaign stops in WA (Getty Images)
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What Did Gov. Inslee Say About Trumps’ Visit to Washington State?

As per his typical liberal progressive attitude, Gov. Jay Inslee condemned the weekend campaign stops by GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, saying "your kind of hate is not welcome in our state."

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Card skimmers used to steal thousands in Tri-Cities (Warren Little)
Card skimmers used to steal thousands in Tri-Cities (Warren Little)
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Gas Pump Card Readers Used to Scam Tri-Citians Out of Thousands

Two Portland, OR men are in the Benton County jail after being arrested by Richland Police. The two men had made thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases, after stealing credit and debit card numbers from local and regional gas pumps.

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Man found lying along I-84 in Oregon, later dies (Google Maps)
Man found lying along I-84 in Oregon, later dies (Google Maps)
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Mysterious Roadside Death Near Biggs Junction Investigated

Oregon State Patrol officials are still investigating, along with the county coroner and others, why a man was lying alongside Interstate 84 in Oregon. He was said to be in significant medical distress, and later died.

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University in Chicago now offering scholarships for 'varsity' gaming team (Getty Images)
University in Chicago now offering scholarships for 'varsity' gaming team (Getty Images)
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Video Gamers Can Now Earn College Scholarships?!?

I was prompted to look into this because of an e-mail I received this week from a company offering news and tips for kids looking for college scholarships, who also spend a lot of time gaming.

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Oregon Senator wants answers about leaking tanks, sickened workers (DOE)
Oregon Senator wants answers about leaking tanks, sickened workers (DOE)
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Oregon Senator Wants Answers on Leaking Hanford Tanks

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, (D) toured the Hanford Tank Farm area, trying to get answers and information about recent news of leaks from tank AY-102 and possible leakage from tank AY-101. They're two of the oldest double-shell tanks holding toxic waste at the site.

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Governor wants big jump in mental health training for police (KNDU-TV)
Governor wants big jump in mental health training for police (KNDU-TV)
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Gov. Inslee Tells Kennewick He Wants More Mental Health Training for Police

While visiting with Kennewick officials Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee singled out Kennewick as having what he felt was a solid approach to mental health training for police, to help them deal with suspects who may have psychological issues. But he then said he wants the training to go from 8 hours, to 40.

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West Lewis Street trees to be replaced in Pasco (Google Street View)
West Lewis Street trees to be replaced in Pasco (Google Street View)
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Pasco Wants Input on Proposed Downtown ‘Historic’ Tree Removal

In order to improve downtown sidewalks through much of Pasco, including along Lewis Street, the City of Pasco says there will likely have to be removal of some long-standing trees that have lined the streets for years. They want your input.

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