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March 12, 2014 at 11:47 AM

DOE to investigate whistleblower firing

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has asked its Office of Inspector General to investigate the recent firing of Hanford whistleblower Donna Busche. Energy officials told a Senate committee on Tuesday that they were not asked to and did not approve the firing of Busche, who had raised safety concerns on the Hanford…

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October 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

KING5: Secret Boy Scout files reveal pattern of child molestation in Washington

Our news partner KING5, through investigative reporter Susannah Frame, has obtained secret files that the Boy Scouts of America have been keeping for decades on leaders and other volunteers in the organization who have been accused of sexually abusing children. The files also show a pattern of child abuse in Washington state, according to the…

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September 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

KING5 investigation: State sues high-profile Seattle activist

KING5: “The state recently filed a lawsuit against Rev. Harriett Walden to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicaid money.” Walden, who has long been an activist in Seattle, is head of Mothers for Police Accountability, which has sought many of the changes now under way in the Seattle Police Department. The state is looking…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: Harriett Walden, investigation, Medicaid

February 9, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Seattle principal isn't headed to Tacoma after all

Tacoma officials withdrew a job offer to Seattle Principal Gregory King on Thursday night after two days of backlash from parents and staff members. King, currently the principal of Capitol Hill’s Lowell Elementary, unexpectedly announced his departure from the school earlier this week. The next day, Tacoma Public Schools announced its plans to hire King…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Carla Santorno, Cristin Kent, Gregory King

November 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon "furious" about state investigation

The Washington State Patrol is conducting a criminal investigation into whether Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon misused public funds for travel. Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins confirmed the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s office asked the state patrol to investigate on Oct. 26. Reardon, a Democrat seeking a third term, is in a tough re-election fight with…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: Aaron Reardon, investigation, Snohomish County