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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.
Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks
Inside one of Hanford nuclear waste storage tanks (KNDU-TV)
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WA State Attorney General Sues D.O.E. Over Workers Exposure to Hanford Tank Farm Vapors

Wednesday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he plans to sue the Department of Energy and Washington River Protection Services over what has been called an ongoing issue with harmful tank vapors at Hanford, which have affected workers.

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Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed
Red counties are where I-502 was basically crushed (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Pot Bans In Washington State Here To Stay – Newstalk Explains Why

This week, West Richland joined the list of dozens of cities, and even counties, who've passed ordinances banning the growth, processing and sale of recreational marijuana.  That list includes Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Yakima, Yakima County and Wenatchee.  Here's why they can do that, despite I-502 making it legal...and why those bans are likely to stay in effect.

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Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished
Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Likely To Go Beyond Carbon Pricing for Environmental Agenda

Gov. Inslee just got his environmental report from a panel of "experts", and believes numerous steps are needed to curb emissions.  What does that mean?

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DEA officials visit NFL locker rooms - part of investigation
DEA officials visit NFL locker rooms - part of investigation (DEA website)
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Seahawks, Chiefs Part of NFL Prescription Drug Investigation – More Teams To Be Looked At

Seattle Seahawk and Kansas City Chief officials confirmed they were one of the teams "visited" by DEA agents as part of an investigation into alleged prescription medication abuse in the NFL.  Some experts say this could be the biggest issue to rock the NFL ever.

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Witness and Police officer save driver's life with CPR
Witness and Police officer save driver's life with CPR (City of Kennewick)
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Witnesses, Police Officer Save Kennewick Driver’s Life with CPR After Weekend Rollover

Kennewick police say a medical emergency caused a car to flip over on Olympia St. Saturday.  The driver survived because a witness and Kennewick police officer gave the driver CPR.

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