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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.
Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished
Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Likely To Go Beyond Carbon Pricing for Environmental Agenda

Gov. Inslee just got his environmental report from a panel of "experts", and believes numerous steps are needed to curb emissions.  What does that mean?

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Would you shop on Thanksgiving?
Would you shop on Thanksgiving? (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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More Stores Announce They Won’t Be Open This Thanksgiving – Trend Spreading

The number of stores that announced they would NOT be open on Thanksgiving Day began to trickle out in mid-October, and now, the list of major outlets has exploded.

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DEA officials visit NFL locker rooms - part of investigation
DEA officials visit NFL locker rooms - part of investigation (DEA website)
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Seahawks, Chiefs Part of NFL Prescription Drug Investigation – More Teams To Be Looked At

Seattle Seahawk and Kansas City Chief officials confirmed they were one of the teams "visited" by DEA agents as part of an investigation into alleged prescription medication abuse in the NFL.  Some experts say this could be the biggest issue to rock the NFL ever.

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Witness and Police officer save driver's life with CPR
Witness and Police officer save driver's life with CPR (City of Kennewick)
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Witnesses, Police Officer Save Kennewick Driver’s Life with CPR After Weekend Rollover

Kennewick police say a medical emergency caused a car to flip over on Olympia St. Saturday.  The driver survived because a witness and Kennewick police officer gave the driver CPR.

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WA healthcare exchange crashes again
WA healthcare exchange crashes again (healthcare.gov)
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Washington State Not Only Healthcare Exchange to Go Haywire, Shutdown

Less than 12 hours after healthcare exchange officials across the country gleefully kicked off the latest open enrollment for this year's round of Obamacare,  healthcare exchange sites across the country began crashing faster than a helium balloon at a dart tournament.

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