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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.
Insane Inflatables was a blast!
Insane Inflatables was a blast! (Townsquare media image)
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WOW! A Look Back at Insane Inflatables! [VIDEO]

If you were one of the thousands who ran, bounced, and laughed your way through the Insane Inflatables 5K Fun Run and Walk Saturday, you know what a blast it was!  Climbing, bouncing and sliding over numerous obstacles - some as tall as three stories - at the Fairgrounds. If you weren't there check out our videos!

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columbia generating station
columbia generating station (Newstalk 870 file image- columbia generating station)
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Feds Order More Earthquake Analysis for Nuke Plants – Including Hanford

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced new earthquake study risks for a number of U.S. plants, including the Columbia Generating Station at Hanford.

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George Stephanopoulos
George Stephanopoulos (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)
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ABC Journalist Fails to Disclose Clinton Foundation Donations

If a news reporter who donated to a fraudulent  corrupt organization, or charity, was tasked with giving you the "news" about that group, would you trust their assessment and reporting? Probably not.

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Freeze put on Clodfelter Road pot farm in Kennewick
Freeze put on Clodfelter Road pot farm in Kennewick (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison).
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Public Hearing on Benton County Pot “Freeze” Coming June 2

Yet another roadblock for the marijuana industry in Benton County came this week, after commissioners voted to place a 'freeze' on a potential pot farm near the future home of the new Desert Hills Middle school in Kennewick.

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DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study
DSHS needs disabled caregiver reform, says study (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Despite Lawsuits, Big Payouts, DSHS Still Lagging in Disabled Care

15 years ago, a record-setting payout was made to settle a case of neglect and abuse in the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services system that cares for developmentally disabled adults.  But nearly two decades later, a study shows little has been done to improve the system.

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