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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.
Gov. Inslee targets Hobby Lobby
Gov. Inslee targets Hobby Lobby (Getty images)
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Gov. Inslee Targets Hobby Lobby Along with Democratic Senators

Gov. Inslee has announced he is teaming with Senate Democrats to unleash new plans that would REQUIRE insurance plans in Washington state to cover abortion, and he's clearly got Hobby Lobby in his sights.  A new Hobby Lobby store is preparing to open in Seattle.

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Kennewick school bus
Kennewick school bus (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-City, WA Schools Now Feeling Impact of Lost “No Child” Waiver

Now that schools are in full swing,  numerous reports are showing most Washington state school districts are being hurt by the state losing it's "No Child Left Behind" waiver earlier this year.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals supporting traditional marriages
Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals supporting traditional marriages (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Judicial Appeals on Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, the United State Supreme Court refused to hear appeals on lower-court judicial rulings that affect same-sex marriage.  Lower-Court  judges, in five separate cases in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana, said state Constitutional Amendments defining marriage as being between a woman and a man were unconstitutional.   The Supreme Court refused to hear challenges that support these amendments.

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