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Washington Auditor Investigation
8:10 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Plot Thickens In Federal Probe Involving Washington State Auditor

State Treasurer Troy Kelley's Tacoma home was searched by federal agents on Monday. His office was served a federal subpoena earlier this month.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The plot is thickening in the case of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley. First, federal agents searched his home on Monday. Now, the Democrat’s office confirms it turned over documents to the feds Thursday in response to a subpoena. Meanwhile, Kelley isn’t saying much.

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Idaho Cannabis Oil
7:55 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Consider Competing Bills On Marijuana Extracted Epilepsy Treatment

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Friday morning, a group of Idaho senators will consider a bill to allow parents of children with severe epilepsy to access a treatment derived from cannabis. Idaho does not allow medical marijuana, but the oil has almost none of the chemical that makes pot users high.

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Government and Politics
4:38 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

'Instant Racing' Pulls Idaho Lawmakers Between Pro-Business, Moral Views

The Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls is one of three locations that have installed 'instant racing' machines since 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:47 pm

Several hundred gambling devices in Idaho would become illegal under a bill now headed to the House floor.

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Government and Politics
4:33 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Washington State Auditor's Office Turns Over Documents In Federal Probe

Federal agents hand-delivered a subpoena to the Washington State Auditor's office on March 6 seeking unspecified documents. The U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle is not commenting.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:31 pm

The Washington state Auditor’s office says it’s turned over documents to the Department of Justice in response to a subpoena.

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Small Oil Spills
7:49 am
Thu March 19, 2015

'Small' Oil Spills Can Add Up To Big Costs

Oiled mallard ducks recuperate in cribs inside heated tents after a Sunnyside oil spill.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety / Northwest News Network

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Washington Unemployment
7:38 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Washington Unemployment Rate Flat, Now Lags National Rate

Washington Employment Security Department

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:21 pm

According to the monthly update released Wednesday by Washington's Employment Security Department, the state’s unemployment rate stayed flat in February.

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Auditor's Home Searched
7:26 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Federal Agents Search Washington State Auditor's Home, Subpoena Office

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley in a photo his office posted to social media January 16, 2015.
Washington State Auditor's Office Facebook

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:01 pm

Monday morning in Tacoma Troy Kelley's neighbors heard a knock on the Washington state auditor's door. Agents of the U.S. Treasury Department announced themselves, entered through the front door and searched his home for about five hours. Kelley's office submitted documents in response to a federal subpoena Thursday.

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Idaho Bullying Bill
7:24 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Teens, Parents Urge Idaho Lawmakers To Pass Anti-Bullying Bill

Carmen Stanger testified before Idaho lawmakers about her daughter Maddie, who died by suicide last year. Stanger says Maddie was bullied for her sexual orientation.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 4:34 pm

A bill that would establish an expectation for Idaho schools to intervene when a kid is bullied is headed to the Idaho House floor.

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Mobile Home Lawsuit
7:28 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Cockroaches, Bedbugs, Mold Alleged In Central Washington Mobile Home Park Lawsuit

This photo shows the condition of one of the mobile homes at the Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Washington.
Washington Attorney General's office

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 5:27 pm

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has accused a mobile home park owner of a scheme to evade inspections.

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Idaho Gay Marriage
7:27 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Idaho Bill Would Ask Congress To Impeach Judges Over Gay Marriage

A resolution in the Idaho legislature would would ask Congress to impeach 'activist judges.'
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 3:47 pm

Idaho lawmakers unhappy with the legalization of gay marriage in the state are calling on Congress to do something about “activist judges.”

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