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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.
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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Watch People Openly Break I-594 Backround Check Transfer Law [VIDEO]

We've loved bringing you the incredible videos from Laughing at Liberals on YouTube.  They've been capturing the lunacy of the liberal, progressive mind in the Pacific Northwest for some time now.  Watch as the folks from Laughing at Liberals defiantly break I-594 by conducting an illegal weapons transfer - without a backround check.

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Monthly sex offender briefings offered by Kennewick police
Monthly sex offender briefings offered by Kennewick police (Kennewick police department)
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Kennewick Police Encourage Public to Utilize Sex Offender Monthly Briefings

With the announcement of a Level 3 sex offender relocating in Kennewick,  police urge the public to make use of their monthly briefings on the activities and monitoring of such individuals.

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Benton County Sheriff investigating Finley Middle School incident
Benton County Sheriff investigating Finley Middle School incident (Benton County Sheriff's Department)
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Finley Teacher Investigated for Allegedly Throwing Object at Disruptive Student

The Benton County Sheriff's Office and Finley School District Officials continue to investigate an allegation that a teacher threw a hand-held bell at a student in class.

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Seattle reacts to Hanford National Park plan
Seattle reacts to Hanford National Park plan (Getty images)
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Seattle – As Expected – ‘Sneers’ At Hanford National Historical Park

After years of fighting to get it, Doc Hastings and the House approved the plan to create a National Historical Park dedicated to the Manhattan Project and the important history of Hanford.

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