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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 does our state debt look like?
What does our state debt look like? (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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What Does Washington State’s Debt “Look” Like? See The Shocking Stats

We hear so much about the debt carried by Washington state, when it comes to government spending,  unfunded liabilities (financial commitments not covered by taxes) and pensions.   But how does it look in "real life?"

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Robot-technology expert says by 2029 "they" will be smarter than we are...
Robot-technology expert says by 2029 "they" will be smarter than we are... (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Google Expert Says By 2029, Robots Will be Smarter Than We Are

With recent stories about the pending debut of completely automated burger-making machines,  robot butlers working in some California hotels, and drone technology,  we wondered - when will they 'take over?'

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Highway 240 median fires investigated
Highway 240 median fires investigated (Townsquare media image)
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Kennewick Officials Investigate Suspicious Highway 240 Fires

Since July 25th,  Kennewick fire officials report there have been at least 14 reported fires on the median separating the East and Westbound lanes of Highway 240, between Edison St. and the Highway 395 roundabout near the Blue Bridge.

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