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Washington State Auditor
4:25 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Washington GOP Requests AG Investigation Of Auditor's Self-Financed Campaign

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley provided $500,000 of his own money to his 2012 campaign.
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 4:15 pm

In 2012, indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley raised $700,000 for his winning campaign for state auditor. But the bulk of that money -- nearly $500,000 -- came from Kelley himself.

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Washington State Auditor
1:15 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Former Federal Prosecutor No Longer Representing Troy Kelley

Former federal prosecutor Rob McCallum, far left, is no longer representing indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 4:19 pm

One of two former federal prosecutors defending indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has dropped out of the case.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership
4:04 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Many Northwest Democrats Noncommittal On Fast-Tracking Trade Deals

File photo of the container ship Hanjin Hamburg at the Port of Seattle.
A McLin Flickr

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 10:24 am

So far, few Northwest Democrats are getting on board with a deal to "fast track" a pending Pacific trade agreement, The Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Washington State Auditor
4:28 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Washington State Auditor Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Criminal Charges

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley delivers a statement after pleading not guilty to federal charges of false tax returns and obstruction.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 5:01 pm

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to federal charges of false tax returns and obstruction.

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Marijuana
3:23 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Inslee Praises Washington Medical Marijuana Regulation Measure

At a general media availability, Washington Governor Jay Inslee tried to reassure medical marijuana patients who are concerned that regulation of the industry will restrict their access to medical grade cannabis.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 3:18 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said it’s time for the “Wild West” days of medical marijuana to come to an end.

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César Chávez Day
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Should Washington State Recognize César Chávez Day?

File photo of César Chávez speaking at the Delano UFW -- United Farm Workers rally in Delano, California, June 1972.
Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 4:04 pm

In California, March 31 is a legal holiday. Schools and government offices are closed for César Chávez Day.

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Medical Marijuana
3:55 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Medical Marijuana Regulation One Step From Inslee's Desk

Washington state's medical marijuana marketplace could soon be rolled into the state's recreational system.
O'Dea Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 3:23 pm

It appears the days are numbered for Washington’s sprawling and largely unregulated medical marijuana marketplace.

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Washington State Auditor
4:09 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Mostly Silent Now, But In 2012 Troy Kelley Addressed Allegations

In 2012, then-candidate for state auditor Troy Kelley met with reporters to address allegations against him in court documents posted online by his Republican opponent.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 4:06 pm

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is choosing to remain mostly silent about his legal troubles.

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Washington State Auditor
3:56 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

FBI Asked Washington State Auditor's Office To Preserve Records

The FBI also asked that certain records from the Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's office be preserved.
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:56 pm

Records released Wednesday show it wasn’t just a federal grand jury that sought records from the Washington State Auditor’s office last month.

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Minimum Wage
3:10 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Inslee Laments Demise Of $12 Minimum Wage Bill, Hints At Ballot Measure

File photo
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Wednesday hinted at a minimum wage ballot measure in 2016. The Democrat said that Washington voters will decide the issue.

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