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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.
Various experts predict 1, two years left for retail giant (Getty Images)
Various experts predict 1, two years left for retail giant (Getty Images)
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Some Experts Say SEARS Will Be Gone By End of Year

According to CNN Money News, The Wall Street Journal and other financial experts, the future of retail giant SEARS is very much in doubt. Not just closing another round of stores, but the entire chain going the way of Sports Authority and Radio Shack.

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Woman punches other driver who beat her to a gas pump on Clearwater in Kennewick (Google Street  View)
Woman punches other driver who beat her to a gas pump on Clearwater in Kennewick (Google Street View)
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Women Fight Over Who Gets Gas First at Pump in Kennewick

We all get frustrated when we're ready to pull into a gas station and somebody else slides into the lane we were aiming for. But most of us don't assault the other driver because of it.

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Allegedly intoxicated bartender hits car in parking lot where she works, knocks over boss! (Google Street View)
Allegedly intoxicated bartender hits car in parking lot where she works, knocks over boss! (Google Street View)
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Weird! Drunk Bartender Takes Out Own Bar Owner With Car

A Kennewick bartender is likely out of a job after a Saturday night incident in which she allegedly struck a car with her vehicle, and in the process knocked her owner-manager several feet across the parking lot of the bar where she worked.

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At least take pride in your work! Crappy paint job on stolen truck (Kennewick police)
At least take pride in your work! Crappy paint job on stolen truck (Kennewick police)
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Crappy Paint Job Can’t Hide Stolen Truck from Police

Years ago, I actually rattle canned an old Chevy truck I had, from blue to grey. It was primer, after having sanded it. It took a while, but when done, it pretty much looked grey. In this case, a truck thief apparently didn't realize white over green paint requires more than one quickie coat.

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Americans 2016-17 awards, team picture from March 19 (Townsquare Media)
Americans 2016-17 awards, team picture from March 19 (Townsquare Media)
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Tri-City Americans Release Playoff Schedule vs. Seattle

Driving over the Cascades is a FAR better prospect for the opening round of the 2016-17 WHL Playoffs than taking a leisurely 15-hour bus ride to Prince George in Canada. Thanks to their thrilling overtime comeback victory over Everett Sunday night, the Americans did just that.

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