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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.
Kennewick Man 'officially' determined to be Native American (Getty Images)
Kennewick Man 'officially' determined to be Native American (Getty Images)
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Kennewick Man to Be Returned to Indian Tribes For Re-Burial

Since 1996, the remains of Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One as he is called by Native American tribes, has been a political and scientific issue. On one hand is the Federal law concerning the repatriation and reburial of discovered Native American remains, on the other is one of the more significant scientific and historical discoveries of our time.

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Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them!  (Townsquare Media)
Despite regular vacuuming, THIS is what Zerorez pulled out of our carpet...lots of them! (Townsquare Media)
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Here’s Why YOU Need Zerorez For YOUR Carpets! [VIDEOS]

As we all know, spring means increased traffic that's in and out, including pets, guests, sports teams etc.  Your floors and carpet get worse than they were in the winter. But you might not know, dirty carpets aren't good for  your health. IF ONLY you knew what was really in your carpet, you would call Zerorez TODAY!

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Seattle City Gun Tax Form (John McKay-Townsquare Media)
Seattle City Gun Tax Form (John McKay-Townsquare Media)
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Seattle Gun Store: “Gun Tax, I-594 About Running Gun Stores Out Of Town”

The owner of a former Seattle gun store who's moved to nearby Lynnwood has some harsh words for Seattle city officials, who passed a 'gun tax' not long ago. Your efforts are futile.

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Pasco 'threatened' with ACLU lawsuit (Getty Images)
Pasco 'threatened' with ACLU lawsuit (Getty Images)
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ACLU Threatens Lawsuit to Re-District City of Pasco Voting Areas

In an effort to 'fix' what they believe is a problem of under-representation of minorities in the City of Pasco when it comes to the City Council, the ACLU is using the thinly-veiled threat of a lawsuit to pressure the city into dividing it differently for voting.

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Woman wanted for major welfare fraud out of Prosser, Sunnyside (Getty Images)
Woman wanted for major welfare fraud out of Prosser, Sunnyside (Getty Images)
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Prosser Welfare Recipient Owns a Six-Figure Business and Several Homes, Vehicles!

According to Benton County officials, a sort of "sting" or emphasis watch has been placed on nabbing fraudulent welfare recipients, and apparently it's paying off. A Prosser woman is accused of defrauding the state despite owning hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets.

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The performing arts center at The Link (The Link Tri-Cities)
The performing arts center at The Link (The Link Tri-Cities)
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See More Of The Link, Which Would Join The Toyota and Convention Center

The City of Kennewick has an ambitious plan to renovate the Toyota Center, expand the Three Rivers Convention Center, AND add a 2,300 seat performing arts center. And that's only part of the project known as "The Link."

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Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
Hanford double-shell tanks during construction, circa late 1960's (oregon.gov)
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Unusual Radiation Readings Could Mean 2nd Hanford Teak Leaking

Regular routine checks and inspections of the waste tanks at Hanford have scientists wondering about a possible 2nd tank that might be leaking. It's tank AY-101, the second-oldest of the double-shell tanks, and dates back to about 1969.

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Target no stranger to attention-getting policies, but this one could have repercussions (Getty Images)
Target no stranger to attention-getting policies, but this one could have repercussions (Getty Images)
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Trans-Gender Bathroms Not A ‘First’ For Uber-Liberal Target Chain

Of course, a company, store, business or other entity has the freedom and right to support or champion whatever causes they see fit. Only this time, however, the new bathroom policies of a multi-national chain could bring dire consequences.

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