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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.
Arson suspect in nightclub fire may have psychological issues (Google Street View-Kennewick Police)
Arson suspect in nightclub fire may have psychological issues (Google Street View-Kennewick Police)
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Downtown Kennewick Arson Suspect Has Possible Mental Issues

A 54-year-old man being held in connection with a recent fire behind a changing Kennewick nightclub could have potential mental issues, considering an unrelated criminal issue he's involved with.

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Bateman Island causeway removal discussed again (KNDU-TV)
Bateman Island causeway removal discussed again (KNDU-TV)
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State Officials Think Bateman Island Causeway Removal Would Be “Cool”

Others, not so much. After a flurry of discussion earlier this year, the subject of removing the causeway, or land path that joins Bateman Island to the shoreline is again on the table.

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Wilson Road Trailer Park, scene of fatal shooting (Google Street View)
Wilson Road Trailer Park, scene of fatal shooting (Google Street View)
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Boardman Fatal Shooting Suspect Surrenders, He’s Only 17!

You recall earlier this week we reported on that fatal shooting at a trailer park in Boardman, OR, and police were looking for a juvenile as a person of interest. Well, now he's the prime suspect.

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Scene of fatal fall by Interstate near Queensgate in Richland (Google Earth)
Scene of fatal fall by Interstate near Queensgate in Richland (Google Earth)
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Man Plummets 100 Feet to Death Trying to Jump Richland Interstate Barrier

You may recall a couple of winters ago when a man died near Grandview, trying to jump across the divider that separates the Interstate where there's an overpass, the Jersey barrier. He fell to his death. Now it's happened to a Pasco man.

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Spokane doctor busted for abusing same drug that killed Michael Jackson (Getty Images)
Spokane doctor busted for abusing same drug that killed Michael Jackson (Getty Images)
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Spokane Dentist Busted for Treating Sedated Patient While High

The Washington State Department of Health, along with the Washington State Dental Commission, have suspended a Spokane dentist's license for allegations he performed a procedure on a patient while under the influence of drugs.

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Homeless person killed by driver alongside I-5 (Washington State Patrol)
Homeless person killed by driver alongside I-5 (Washington State Patrol)
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Driver Plows Over Homeless Person’s Tent Along I-5, Kills Resident

The Washington State Patrol says a possibly intoxicated motorist veered off an I-5 exit ramp, hitting a homeless person's tent near the freeway exit, killing them early Monday morning.

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