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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.
Important sports concussion event coming May 20th
Important sports concussion event coming May 20th (Townsquare media image)
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Important ‘Heads-Up’ Sports Concussion Event Coming to Tri-Cities May 20

Kadlec Regional Medical Center invites all parents of children, youth, or teens who play sports to attend this important event on how to prevent and properly deal with concussions in sports.

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Seattle area student dies in car surfing accident
Seattle area student dies in car surfing accident (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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High School Student Dies from ‘Car Surfing’ Incident

You've probably seen videos of people standing on top of cars, trucks or other vehicles on such shows as TruTV's World's Dumbest, or World's Most Shocking Videos. But the threats and dangers are all too real, including a Seattle-area high school student who died this week.

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Benjamin Crump to represent Zambrano-Montes family
Benjamin Crump to represent Zambrano-Montes family (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)
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Attorney for Michael Brown and Treyvon Martin Families Hired for Pasco Shooting

Attorney George Herrmann of Tacoma had just taken over for George Paul Trejo Jr. of Yakima when he, too was sent packing. The widow and family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes (shot by Pasco police Feb. 10) has now hired Benjamin Crump, the same attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Treyvon Martin in Florida.

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Leader questions credibility of local investigation
Leader questions credibility of local investigation (Townsquare media image)
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Pasco Community Leader Questions Credibility of Zambrano-Montes Shooting Investigation

A Pasco Hispanic community leader is asking for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes saying the investigation by the Special Investigations Unit will have "no credibility whatsoever."

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Man Fatally Shot in Pasco Had Criminal Charge for Assaulting Police Officer

Pasco police have released more information on 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man shot by officers Tuesday evening outside Fiesta Foods. A transient, Zambrano-Montes had a prior 3rd Degree Felony charge for assaulting a Pasco police officer, a Class "C" felony.

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Shooting protestors picket outside Pasco City Hall
Shooting protestors picket outside Pasco City Hall (Townsquare media image)
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Protesters Picket Outside City Hall Over Pasco Police Shooting

Pasco police have identified the man three officers shot Tuesday evening after he threw rocks at them and nearby vehicles as 35-year-old transient Antonio Zambrano-Montes. After video footage of the shooting spread on social media, several dozen protesters stood peacefully outside Pasco City Hall Wednesday.

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What does Greshman do for Seattle?
What does Greshman do for Seattle? (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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The Most Unknown Seahawk? Clint Gresham No. 49

He happens to play a position that is perhaps the most unknown, or unnoticed, in the NFL or football in general. But it's one I played in H.S. and college, and my son played on the Kamiakin freshman team last fall. And, it's a position I watch every Sunday, in every game on NFL Sunday ticket.

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