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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.
Leaking tank AY-102 at Hanford
Leaking tank AY-102 at Hanford (Department of Energy)
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Government Investigation Acknowleged by Hanford Tank Contractor

A Hanford contractor has admitted the federal government is investigating the company's handling of a waste tank that's been leaking contaminated materials for some time at the Hanford Nuclear site.

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Physician prohibited from prescribing medications
Physician prohibited from prescribing medications (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Walla Walla Doctor Suspended After Patient Death

The license to prescribe medications for a Walla Walla doctor has been suspended immediately by the Washington State Department of Health after one of the patients he prescribed medications for died.

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Iwakuma's no-hitter first in AL since Felix Hernandez three years ago
Iwakuma's no-hitter first in AL since Felix Hernandez three years ago (Getty images)
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Surprising Facts About Mariner’s Iwakuma No-Hitter

Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma became the 5th Mariner to throw a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field. If it seems like there's been a lot of no-no's in baseball lately, there have. Just NOT in the American League. Here's some surprising facts about Iwakuma's feat.

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Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached
Pasco teachers will strike September 1st. if no agreement reached (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Teachers Approve Strike If No Agreement Reached

If an agreement is not reached in their contract dispute with the Pasco School District by September 1st, Pasco teachers Wednesday night approved a strike vote by a margin of 77%.

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