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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.
Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees
Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Richland, Pasco Schools Contributed Thousands to McCleary Legal Fees

A recent report by the Washington Policy Center has asked the thorny question if public school district money was given to help cover legal fees from the McCleary Education lawsuit.  Turns out, it appears so, and two of our three Tri-City Districts pitched in.

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Company accused of employing potentially illegal workers
Company accused of employing potentially illegal workers (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Prescott Grower Fined $2.25 Million for Employing Illegal Workers

It's being called one of the biggest fines in recent years, over a grower's failure to verify the eligibility of employees to legally work in the United States. At issue were laws that require U.S. companies prove their workers are A) here legally, and B) meet requirements to work in the U.S.

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Report says public school district money used for legal fees
Report says public school district money used for legal fees (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Public School and Taxpayer Money Used in McCleary Education Suit

The McCleary Supreme Court Decision is ultimately what led to recent teacher walkouts. Now new information reveals local school districts donated public money to pay legal fees for the suit.

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