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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.
Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis
Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Farmers Face Accusations of Stealing Yakima River Water

It's starting to sound like a cloak-and-dagger mystery, but it's deadly serious. If you thought we had it bad in Tri-Cities, up the Lower Valley, it's getting worse.

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Legislature agrees to delay part of 1351
Legislature agrees to delay part of 1351 (Washington state legislative website)
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Legislators Agree to Delay Classroom Reduction Plan

Finally, a rogue group of Democratic Senators in Olympia have agreed to delay implementation of part of the controversial class-reduction initiative. Now, legislators can finally adjourn the spring 2015 session.

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Oregon flyers can take pot with them on flights
Oregon flyers can take pot with them on flights (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Get High Over Oregon – Pot Legal on In-State Airline Flights

As long as your excursion doesn't take you beyond the borders of the state, it's now ok to get high, while you're getting high in Oregon.  Ok, maybe you can't toke while traveling. But it's ok to take it with you.

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More SIU report information released Wednesday
More SIU report information released Wednesday (Franklin County)
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No “Bombshells” in Latest Zambrano Report But Officer Interviews Included

There was considerably less content in the latest release of information in the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano Wednesday, but some key information and a few questions were given much more thought.

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