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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.
Tri-City Americans have 7 NHL prospects in top 153 (Townsquare Media)
Tri-City Americans have 7 NHL prospects in top 153 (Townsquare Media)
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Tri-City Americans Set Record For NHL Draft Prospects

There have been a lot of Tri-City Americans who've gone on to the NHL, and many have lasted for years: Olaf Kolzig, Stu Barnes, Cary Price, Brian Boucher, Scott Gomez, Eric Comrie and the latest, Brandon Carlo. But this season a record number of Americans are ranked NHL prospects.

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Richland lottery ticket thief  (Richland police)
Richland lottery ticket thief (Richland police)
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Find Out Why Lottery Ticket Thief Will Be in For BIG Surprise!

Richland police are searching for this woman, who is accused of stealing $500 dollars worth of lottery tickets from a Richland mini mart. But what she doesn't know is, the Lottery people know the serial numbers of the ticket series!

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DUI suspect wants return of meth from accident car  (Getty Images)
DUI suspect wants return of meth from accident car (Getty Images)
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Drunk Driving Suspect Demands Return of Meth From His Car

An Oregon man appears to be proud of his Houdini-like skills when it comes to hiding drugs in his car. So much so that after hitting a police car at 80 mph while drunk, he asked the officer taking him to jail how he could get his meth back, which was hidden in the car.

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Leonys Martin watches Pujols homer as Mariners blow 7 run lead Sunday (Sean M. Haffe-getty)
Leonys Martin watches Pujols homer as Mariners blow 7 run lead Sunday (Sean M. Haffe-getty)
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Mariners Epic 9th Inning Loss to Angels One of Biggest Blown Leads All-Time

It's NOT the biggest 9th inning comeback in Baseball history, but the Mariner's 10-9 loss to the Angels on Sunday is believed to have tied the biggest blown 9th inning lead in club history.

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Eric Comrie in net for Americans a few years ago  (John Allen)
Eric Comrie in net for Americans a few years ago (John Allen)
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Former TC AM’s Goalie Comrie Wins NHL Debut, Makes 35 Saves

Eric Comrie was, a few years ago, the next in line in a long string of Tri-City Americans net minders who appeared to be NHL bound.  Thursday night, those dreams became reality. He joins Kolzig and Price as another outstanding Americans goalie to get to the NHL.

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