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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.
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Tri-City, WA Schools Now Feeling Impact of Lost “No Child” Waiver

Now that schools are in full swing,  numerous reports are showing most Washington state school districts are being hurt by the state losing it's "No Child Left Behind" waiver earlier this year.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals supporting traditional marriages
Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals supporting traditional marriages (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Judicial Appeals on Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, the United State Supreme Court refused to hear appeals on lower-court judicial rulings that affect same-sex marriage.  Lower-Court  judges, in five separate cases in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, said state Constitutional Amendments defining marriage as being between a woman and a man were unconstitutional.   The Supreme Court refused to hear challenges that support these amendments.

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CDC may, if needed, send US Ebola evacuees from Africa to Harborview
CDC may, if needed, send US Ebola evacuees from Africa to Harborview (Townsquare media image)
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Seattle’s Harborview Hospital Asked to Take Ebola Evacuees If Needed

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC has asked the noted Seattle hospital to consider taking US residents who may need treatment after evacuation from West Africa.

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WOW! Here Comes the DEAL OF THE WEEK with Seize the Deal and Newstalk 870 (VIDEO)

Seize the Deal has delivered incredible savings on goods, products, services, restaurants, digital toys, games, and more!  All guaranteed 50% off or more.  Now, get ready for the DEAL OF THE WEEK.  We're kicking it off with West Richland Golf Course!

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