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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.
Richard Aguirre (KNDU-TV)
Richard Aguirre (KNDU-TV)
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Former Pasco Policeman to Be Re-Tried on Rape Charges

The good news for former Pasco officer Richard Aguirre just disappeared. State prosecutors announced Wednesday they will seek another trail on rape and assault charges. The announcement came just days after a jury declared a mistrial on charges he raped and assaulted a woman in his West Pasco home last November.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates decided (Getty Images)
Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates decided (Getty Images)
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Get Ready For More Education Spending and Taxes, Based upon Primary

The top two candidates who emerged from the Washington State Primary election both appear to possibly be ready to empty the state's coffers in order to appease the controversial McCleary Supreme Court decision on funding public education.

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Newhouse-Didier vote results for Benton County (Washington state auditors office)
Newhouse-Didier vote results for Benton County (Washington state auditors office)
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Deja-Vu? Newhouse, Didier Will Face Off Again in November for Congress

Just like two years ago, when there was an election held to replace the retiring Doc Hastings, Dan Newhouse and Clint Didier will square off again in November for the 4th. Congressional District seat.

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Proposed theater at the Link Kennewick (The Link)
Proposed theater at the Link Kennewick (The Link)
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Kennewick Voters Reject Progress, Defeat Link Project by 550 Votes

The ambitious project that would have added much needed space to the Three Rivers Convention Center, refurbished the aging Toyota Center and added a 3,000-plus seat performing arts center has  been defeated.

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The 'evils' of flossing might be a thing of the past (Getty Images)
The 'evils' of flossing might be a thing of the past (Getty Images)
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New Study Claims Flossing Teeth Doesn’t Help, Children Everywhere Rejoice

According to information from the Associated Press and other sources, a combination of new studies now call into question the decades-old practice of everyone believing flossing your teeth and gums is necessary.

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Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
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Why Are Environmental Groups AGAINST Proposed WA Carbon Tax?

This fall, Washington voters will be asked if they want to have their wallets hit with the nation's first ever carbon, or pollution, tax. Yet, a number of environmental groups are against the idea. Before you start thinking they're pro citizen or business, read on.

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