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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 were the top ten topics on Facebook for 2014?
What were the top ten topics on Facebook for 2014? (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Can YOU Guess the 10 Most Talked-About Topics on Facebook for 2014?

As we get set to close out another year in Newstalk 870-land,   it's interesting to hear all the different Top 10 lists that are popping up.   Some valid, some fascinating, others stupid.  But  the top ten discussed or talked about topics on Facebook?  Worth a look!

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Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies
Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Polling Results on Gov. Inslee’s Climate Change Policies Coming Wednesday

What do business leaders, voters, think of Gov. Inslee's climate change policies?  We will find out Wednesday.  The Washington state arm of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) will let us know what small business owners, leaders and other think of the governor's plans to implement a carbon tax,  higher fuel prices and more.

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Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking?
Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking? (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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Is It Time for State to Begin Tracking Marijuana Only DUI Arrests?

Since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012,   there have been indications the number of impaired motorists has risen, due to using pot before getting behind the wheel.

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A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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Watch People Openly Break I-594 Backround Check Transfer Law [VIDEO]

We've loved bringing you the incredible videos from Laughing at Liberals on YouTube.  They've been capturing the lunacy of the liberal, progressive mind in the Pacific Northwest for some time now.  Watch as the folks from Laughing at Liberals defiantly break I-594 by conducting an illegal weapons transfer - without a backround check.

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