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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.
Pot related poison calls double in 2014
Pot related poison calls double in 2014 (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Pot-Related Poison Control Calls Rise Nearly 50% in Washington State In 2014

New data released this week by the Washington Poison Control Center shows the number of calls made involving "accidental" poisoning or overdoses by marijuana have nearly doubled, as has the number of children who ate pot edibles by accident.

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Watch out for ticket scams, especially in Eastern Washington
Watch out for ticket scams, especially in Eastern Washington (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
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Seahawk Fans, Beware of Big Game Ticket Scams, Says Better Business Bureau

The Eastern Washington arm of the BBB warns fans there's a lot of scams that have surfaced since the Seahawks punched their ticket to the Super Bowl.

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New regulations considered for medical marijuana industry
New regulations considered for medical marijuana industry (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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State Legislators Consider New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Industry

This week, Washington State Senate committees are conducting hearings over new proposed laws that would be applied to medical marijuana industry.

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Advantages of under inflated footballs?
Advantages of under inflated footballs? (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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What Are “Advantages” of Under-Inflated Footballs? ESPN Tells Us [VIDEO]

So much is being buzzed about over allegations of the Patriots letting a couple of pounds of air out of 11 of their 12 game balls during Colts AFC Championship game.

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