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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.
Kennewick police release statement on traffic stop video
Kennewick police release statement on traffic stop video (City of Kennewick)
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Kennewick Police Release Statement on Controversial Traffic Stop Video [VIDEO]

Wednesday the Kennewick Police Department released a statement concerning a video that has surfaced showing a verbal confrontation between a Kennewick officer and a driver during a traffic stop.

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Water conservation garden tour coming April 25th
Water conservation garden tour coming April 25th (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Don’t Let Drought Kill Your Garden – Water Conservation Event Coming April 25th

We won't really know the full impact of this year's projected drought until the weather warms up more, but we could potentially be in for a very dry summer.

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Attorney asks Gov. Inslee again for special prosecutor
Attorney asks Gov. Inslee again for special prosecutor (Franklin County)
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Pasco Shooting Attorney Asks Gov. Inslee to Reconsider About Special Prosecutor

Gov. Jay Inslee has already declined to appoint a special prosecutor in the Pasco shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, but an attorney representing his widow and two daughters has requested again.

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Proposed Oregon bill would expand backround checks to private sales
Proposed Oregon bill would expand backround checks to private sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Oregon House Approves Backround Checks on Private Gun Sales

It's often considered an exercise in futility, because it will be virtually impossible to enforce. But that hasn't kept some Oregon legislators from continuing to miss the real issues over gun violence.

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Inslee to stage college virtual round table on climate change
Inslee to stage college virtual round table on climate change (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee to “Use” College Students to Gain Support for Climate Change Initiatives

Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee plans to have a "virtual" climate change conversation.  Translation:  seeking to get college students to support his carbon tax ideas.

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