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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. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
Oregon's Healthcare Exchange never got off the ground (Getty Images)
Oregon's Healthcare Exchange never got off the ground (Getty Images)
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‘Cover Oregon’ Insider Blames Oracle for $300M Debacle

Litigation, court battles, angry words, and $300 million in wasted taxpayer dollars. It's another legacy of the largely failed Obamacare program. Besides proving the premise that you could keep your own doctor to be false, Oregon became the stepchild for the biggest meltdown and failure of a healthcare exchange in the nation.

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Pacific fault due to move sooner than first thought (Getty Images)
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That Big WA Offshore Earthquake Could Happen Much Sooner Than Thought

If you haven't heard of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, you will. It's that huge fault that lies between 50-60 miles off the Pacific Coast, ranging from California up Oregon and Washington's coasts. And experts now say it could be due to move big time within the next 50 years.

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Will the 100 include our store at Columbia Center? (Getty Images)
Will the 100 include our store at Columbia Center? (Getty Images)
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Will Kennewick Macy’s Close After Holidays? Chain Trimming 100 Stores in 2017

According to the retail Ohio-based giant, Macy's plans to close at least 100 stores it says are under-performing after the holidays, beginning in early 2017. Will it include Kennewick's Columbia Center anchor?

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Vehicle stolen was virtually identical to this one (Kennewick Police)
Vehicle stolen was virtually identical to this one (Kennewick Police)
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Teenage Driver Slams Stolen Mini Van Into Stop Sign in Kennewick

Kennewick police are looking for at least one or more juvenile offenders who stole a mini van similar to this one, but obviously flunked their driving test when they slammed it into a stop sign.

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Domestic violence suspect stole officers taser, attacked him with it before being fatally shot (Getty Images)
Domestic violence suspect stole officers taser, attacked him with it before being fatally shot (Getty Images)
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Hispanic Commission Demands Feds Investigate Wapato Fatal Shooting

In an attempt to associate a July 31st fatal Wapato shooting with the Pasco Zambrano incident, the Washington State Commission for Hispanic Affairs is asking for a federal investigation.

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