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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.
Castillo Murcia, Max
(Kennewick Police-Benton County Jail)

Kennewick Man Uses Ice Cream Truck to Lure Girls for Indecent Acts

Maximinio Castill-Murcia, 41, is accused of using his ice cream truck to lure young girls inside, where he was performing a sexual act on himself.

Kennewick police said Murcia allegedly invited a 13-year-old girl and her 7-year-old friend into his truck as she was buying ice cream near Monopoly Park Wednesday afternoon

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Irrigation water should be good this year
(Courtesy Kennewick Irrigation District Website)

No Irrigation Shortages This Year – Feds Say Plenty of Water for All

The Federal Bureau of Reclamation just released its "Total Water Supply Available" report for 2013 and it shows no shortages are expected.

The TWSA is based on current river flows, precipitation, mountain snow pack, and reservoir levels as of April 1

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Ice Harbor Brewery one of many who could be affected by Inslee tax
(Courtesy Ice Harbor Brewery Facebook page)

Can Mid-Columbia Microbreweries Afford Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Beer Tax?

Gov. Jay Inslee recently rolled out his budget plan. Newstalk 870 reported late last week part of Inslee's new Working Washington Budget Priorities includes extending a temporary Business and Occupation tax and a temporary $.50 per gallon beer tax. This would include microbreweries, who are currently exempt.

The two taxes were part of for

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