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May 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Auditor: State needs background checks that keep on checking

State Auditor Troy Kelley on Tuesday urged officials to adopt a background-check system for teachers, child care workers and nursing home aides that continues to monitor for criminal issues after the initial check. “Washington’s background check process is falling behind other states because it does not provide an automatic notification if a person commits a criminal offense after…


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