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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.
Radio Shack at Columbia Center among closings
Radio Shack at Columbia Center among closings (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Will Columbia Center Radio Shack Re-Emerge as ‘Mini’ Sprint Store?

Last Thursday, RadioShack announced it is closing more than 2,400 stores after filing for bankruptcy. This will include the Columbia Center Mall location in Kennewick, and Valley Mall store in Union Gap outside of Yakima.

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Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid
Gov. Inslee's claims about state workers pay raises not valid (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Claims About State Workers Pay Raises Found To Be False

Gov. Inslee's 2015-17 state biennium budget includes a call for $600 million in new taxes, to be used for pay increases for public sector state workers. He claims they haven't had a pay raise in six years. But is that false?

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San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage
San Francisco hit hard by $15 minimum wage (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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What Will $15 Minimum Wage Do to Businesses? See What’s Happening in San Francisco

We've already seen the first  fallout from Seattle's new $15 minimum wage, the major relocation by a well-known Northwest outdoor manufacturer. WA officials should heed the warnings from California.

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Jilted Hawk Fans urged to file complaint with Attorney General
Jilted Hawk Fans urged to file complaint with Attorney General (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Seahawk Fans ‘Cheated’ Out of Super Bowl Tickets Urged to File Complaints With Attorney General

You had to know this was coming. Now, legal action is being urged against the ticket brokers who ended up selling seats to the Big Game in Phoenix out from under thousands of fans.

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Bacon Lube
Bacon Lube (J & D's Enterprizes)
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Nothing Says I Love You on Valentines Day like ‘Bacon Lube’ Personal Lubricant – Massage Oil!

A few of years ago, a company was formed in Seattle by two guys who definitely foreshadowed America's infatuation with bacon. And again, like in the past, they are taking romance where it's never gone before...with bacon!

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