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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.
What we learned from 4th. District race
What we learned from 4th. District race (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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3 Things We Learned from Didier – Newhouse Congressional Race, And They’re Not Good

The spirited, sometimes contentious race between GOP candidates Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse pointed out what we think are some big trends in elections - and not all of them are good.

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GESA Queensgate Branch
GESA Queensgate Branch (Courtesy of GESA Credit Union Facebook page)
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Central WA Federal Credit Union of Yakima To Merge with GESA Credit Union in December

Saying difficulties in "surviving" was the primary factor,  Central Washington Federal Credit Union of Yakima has finalized it's plans to merge with GESA Credit Union, who is based out of Tri-Cities.

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Shriners Hospital changes medical benefit plans after complaint
Shriners Hospital changes medical benefit plans after complaint (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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After Complaint, Shriners Hospitals to Extend Same Sex Medical Coverage

The Washington State Attorney General's office reports that Shriners Hospital  will now extend medical benefit coverage to same-sex couples.

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