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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.
New York $15 minimum wage protestors
New York $15 minimum wage protestors (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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$15 Minimum Wage Rallies Actually Attempt at Unionization

Newstalk 870 reported on what is being called the "4-15-$15 Rallies" Wednesday in Spokane, Yakima and Pasco, with a video showing a meager turnout at the McDonalds on Court Street. But new information released by the Freedom Foundation shows the REAL motivation behind these rallies.

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Four Kennewick apartment units gutted by fire Tuesday
Four Kennewick apartment units gutted by fire Tuesday (Townsquare media image)
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Fire Investigators Sift Through Burned Kennewick Apartments

A Kennewick Fire support truck and other vehicles rolled up to the Robinson Apartments at 4200 West Kennewick Ave. early Wednesday morning, as investigators began to pinpoint the exact cause of a huge blaze that gutted the interior of four apartments Tuesday afternoon.

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Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer
Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Big Microsoft Program Changes Coming This Summer – Watch Out!

We talked with our Local Expert on computers, George Hefter of TCT Computer Solutions recently, about a BIG change coming with Microsoft programs this summer. And it's not a positive one.  As of July, updates and tech support will stop for several programs that are utilized in at least 30 million computers across the U.S. and world - most of them business related, but some in home systems as well.

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Ice Harbor to release new beer to help Mammoth dig
Ice Harbor to release new beer to help Mammoth dig (Port of Kennewick)
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Ice Harbor to Release Mammoth Growler Beer to Help Fund Kennewick Excavation

This Saturday, April 18th,  Ice Harbor Brewery will unveil their new Mammoth Growler beer, with proceeds going to help fund the Mammoth dig in Coyote Canyon in Kennewick.

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Tri-City photographer pleads guilty in Benton County Superior Court
Tri-City photographer pleads guilty in Benton County Superior Court (Benton county website)
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Tri-City Photographer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Nearly 7 months after he was tracked down and apprehended by Richland police, the owner of a private Tri-City photography business could possibly be facing life in prison.

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Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011
Oregon study looks at potential effects of tsunami - like Japan's in 2011 (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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Oregon Study Says To Survive Potential Tsunami, “Walk Faster “

Perhaps inspired by the events in Japan four years ago with the major tsunami, a recent study has been completed about the effects of such an event on the coasts of CA, Oregon and Washington state.

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Protestors blocked Cable Bridge February 21st, but no arrests
Protestors blocked Cable Bridge February 21st, but no arrests (Townsquare media image)
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Why No Previous Arrests of Pasco Protestors? Blocked Traffic on Cable Bridge February 21st.

In the wake of 3 Pasco shooting protestors who were arrested Saturday for disorderly conduct, many are asking, why hasn't this happened sooner?

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Important sports concussion event coming May 20th
Important sports concussion event coming May 20th (Townsquare media image)
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Important ‘Heads-Up’ Sports Concussion Event Coming to Tri-Cities May 20

Kadlec Regional Medical Center invites all parents of children, youth, or teens who play sports to attend this important event on how to prevent and properly deal with concussions in sports.

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