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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. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
John (left) and Tony Reed, Tony has been captured in San Diego (KNDU-Snohomish County Sheriff)
John (left) and Tony Reed, Tony has been captured in San Diego (KNDU-Snohomish County Sheriff)
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One Of Two Suspects Wanted in Disappearance of WA Couple Arrested

Authorities in San Diego report one of two brothers wanted in connection with the disappearance and likely murder of a man and woman near Arlington, WA is in custody. The story set off national headlines after the men fled to Mexico.

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Coal trains pass through WA, proposed storage depots eyed for coast (Getty Images)
Coal trains pass through WA, proposed storage depots eyed for coast (Getty Images)
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Feds Want Your Input on Future of Coal in The West, Rest of America

At six public hearings to be held in June and July from Pennsylvania to Seattle, the Bureau of Land Management wants your input on their Coal Program. Now, if you can't attend, here's information on making your voice heard. While we in the West don't rely on it (Washington state's only coal-fired plant has already closed), coal trains and storage depots for export are a big topic in Washington state.

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Protestors arrested for camping on tracks near Anacortes refinery (Getty Images)
Protestors arrested for camping on tracks near Anacortes refinery (Getty Images)
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Protestors Arrested for Pitching Tents on Western WA Railroad Tracks

Some 52 protesters were arrested over the weekend after they pitched tents and other sleeping apparel on the railroad tracks leading to oil refineries near Anacortes, WA.

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Information on how to contact your local school district (Getty Images)
Information on how to contact your local school district (Getty Images)
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Here’s How to Contact Your School Board over Transgender Bathroom Mandate

Regardless of your position on this issue, your Tri-City School boards do want your opinion on the Obama Administration's decision Friday to send out a non-legally binding 'directive', telling schools they should adopt transgender bathroom policies. While it's not legally binding, not doing so could leave districts open to lawsuits, and potentially federal funding being withheld. Here's how to voice your opinion.

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Former editor claims newsworthy criteria at Facebook has liberal bias (Getty Images)
Former editor claims newsworthy criteria at Facebook has liberal bias (Getty Images)
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So How Did Facebook Reportedly ‘Suppress’ Conservative News, Posts?

Recently, the Guardian Newspaper in England, Glenn Beck's The Blaze website, and other news sources, have uncovered information that appears to indicate that Facebook uses criteria that would suppress, or restrict, the number of people exposed to conservative news, information and topics.

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