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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. Very lucky, because the wife loves football and NASCAR as well! Five great wonderful kids, ranging from 26 to 7 years old.
Fish and Wildlife plan would remove the narrow causeway or path that joins island to shore (KNDU-TV)
Fish and Wildlife plan would remove the narrow causeway or path that joins island to shore (KNDU-TV)
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State Wants to Cut Off Your Access to Bateman Island in Favor of Fish

Technically Bateman Island isn't really a true island, it's joined to the shore of the Columbia River, just south of the merger between the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. There's a narrow causeway, or path, that allows people to access the area. But a plan to breach the causeway to help fish might change that.

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Abbey Road LIVE band coming to Clover Island July 6th to launch Thunder On the Island (courtesy Abbey Road LIVE)
Abbey Road LIVE band coming to Clover Island July 6th to launch Thunder On the Island (courtesy Abbey Road LIVE)
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Beatles Tribute Band Will Rock Clover Island July 6

You just can't get enough of the Beatles, and these guys will make you remember all their great music. Thunder On the Island returns!

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Kennewick school district now allowing players to supply own helmet (Townsquare Media)
Kennewick school district now allowing players to supply own helmet (Townsquare Media)
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Should Kennewick Football Players Be Allowed to Use Own Helmets?

There's already a debate brewing over the Kennewick School District's decision to allow parents to supply their own helmet for their middle school or high school football player, amid growing national concerns of concussions.

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Tri-City Triplet John Jaha, circa 1980's (e-bay)
Tri-City Triplet John Jaha, circa 1980's (e-bay)
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Two Former Tri-Cities Teams You’ve Probably Forgotten

On the heels of this week's announcement the Tri-City Fever Indoor Football League Team is going 'dormant' for the 2017 season, now comes fresh information that supports what some insiders are saying: the team is done, and will either disband or be sold and relocated.

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Military ends ban on transgender soldiers (Getty Images)
Military ends ban on transgender soldiers (Getty Images)
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Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Troops Serving in Military

One of the last bans that existed in the requirements for serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Friday the Pentagon announced any transgender persons can openly serve in the branches of the military, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

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