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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.
Washington state computers virtually obsolete
Washington state computers virtually obsolete (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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HOW OLD Are Washington State Government Computers? You Won’t Believe It

This digital software issue is resurfacing because a new IT bill has been introduced in the legislature, and it pinpoints an almost laughable problem with the government's IT programs.

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Yummy Meats Is Incredible – Including the Chicken Too! [VIDEOS]

Had an opportunity to try some of the incredible chicken from yummymeats.com here in Tri-Cities. They're known for delicious cuts of meat, from steak, seafood, chicken and more. It's all tightly vacuum packed (unlike some others) and it cooks up like a dream.

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WA AG favors net neutrality
WA AG favors net neutrality (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Washington Attorney General Supports Controversial Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a hot topic in Washington D.C. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week said he supports FCC Commissioner Tim Wheeler's plan to ensure what he calls "net neutrality."

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Committee to hold hearing on mandatory abortion insurance bill
Committee to hold hearing on mandatory abortion insurance bill (washington state legislative website)
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Abortion Mandate Bill Hearing Coming Tuesday Feb. 10 in Olympia

Next Tuesday, legislators will take comments and input on a bill that would force every private insurance policy in Washington state to cover abortions.

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Is Seattle Loss One of Most Shocking, Heartbreaking in Big Game History? [VIDEOS]

There have been some stunning, shocking finishes to the NFL Championship Game in the last 49 years. Where does the Seattle-New England game rank? For easier reading purposes, and to not incur the wrath of Mr. Commissioner, we will refer to the games as the "SB"...see how we did that? Clever, huh?

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State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard
State Department of Ecology looking at low carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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State Officials Seek Comments on Controversial Proposed Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking comments and input on Gov. Inslee's controversial plan to implement a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state.

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