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Washington auditor's office turns over records to feds

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:10
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor, turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal ...

Washington State Border Patrol Agent Shoots Person Dead

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 19:13
The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington. by GlobalPost A Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally and attacking the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border ...

Washington governor concerned about apparent auditor probe

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:17
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley released late Friday a Department of Justice grand jury subpoena that sought a wide range of documents related to a part-time employee at the agency.

Feds subpoena documents from Washington auditor's office

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:50
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Documents from the office of the Washington state auditor were turned over to the U.S. Department of Justice just days after federal Treasury agents searched his home, but what officials are looking for isn't yet known.

Feds subpoena documents from state auditor’s office - Fri, 20 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:18
OLYMPIA – The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley turned over documents to the federal government Thursday in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just ...

Border Patrol agent in Washington state shoots person dead

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:55
(Reuters) - A Border Patrol agent in Washington state fatally shot a person on Thursday who was suspected of crossing the U.S.-Canada border illegally and attacking the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time near Sumas, Washington, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The statement said the Department of Homeland Security Inspector ...

State rail regulators: Fine BNSF for not reporting leaks immediately

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:20
Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined up to $700,000 for failing to properly report more than a dozen hazardous materials spills in recent months despite the fact… Click to Continue »

Feds subpoena documents from state auditor's office

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 06:39
The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley turned over documents to the federal government Thursday in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home.

Federal investigators subpoena Washington state auditor's records - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 PST

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:42
The office of Washington state auditor Troy Kelley was turning over documents to the federal government Thursday in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days ...

Washington state man sentenced for online threats against Missouri officer

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:00
A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to making online death threats will not face additional prison time for menacing Facebook posts directed at a Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, of the Seattle suburb of Kirkland was sentenced to time served, or about two months, in a plea deal with the federal ...

Presidential hopeful Jindal's Louisiana budget doesn't fund primary

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:57
By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State officials in Louisiana are scrambling to find the money to stage a primary election next year after Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential presidential candidate, did not provide funding in his annual budget. Jindal's spending plan, unveiled earlier this month, would impose steep spending cuts to close a projected $1.6 billion shortfall brought on by ...

Spokesman: Washington state auditor's office hit with federal subpoena, turning over documents

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 04:16
The office of Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley is turning over documents in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Fish and Wildlife’s first bear dog retiring in Kennewick

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 03:02
Washington state’s first Karelian bear dog, used to manage bears and other wildlife in the state, is retiring today following a ceremony in Kennewick. Click to Continue »

Stolen vehicle driven to State Patrol office in Bellevue

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:07
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Troopers arrested a 36-year-old man who they say drove a stolen car into their parking lot at a district office.

U.S. State Dept. Archives fewer emails than previously disclosed

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:24
By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department does not automatically archive the emails of its assistant secretaries of state, U.S. officials said on Thursday, contradicting the agency's prior public statement. Assistant secretaries, who include the top diplomats for regions such as Europe, the Middle East and East Asia, are not among the group of senior officials whose ...

Washington drivers are reminded to remove studded tires by March 31

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:57
Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket.

Legislature can’t delay on child prostitution

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 18:23
Washington state legislators still have a chance this session to save children forced into sex trafficking.

State commission approves tolls for I-405 express lanes between Bellevue, Lynnwood

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:44
KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Washington State Transportation Commission approved Interstate 405 express lane tolls Wednesday night that will range from a minimum of 75 cents to a maximum of $10. The express toll lanes will open later this year on the north end of I-405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood. Highlights of the commission’s toll rate […]

Washington state unemployment holds steady at 6.3 percent

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:46
Washington's unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in February, the state Employment Security Department reported on Wednesday. Employment increased by 94,700 jobs from February 2014 to February 2015, with 83,400 of those jobs in the private sector and the rest in government, the agency said. Washington's revised unemployment rate for January was also 6.3 percent, down from the initial 6 ...

Washington state mulls steep tax, other restrictions on e-cigarettes

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:55
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state lawmakers are considering imposing a steep tax and other restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes, legislation the bill's sponsor said on Wednesday would be the toughest in the nation. The bill is the latest effort by lawmakers across the country to address concerns over the health impacts of e-cigarettes, also known as vapor cigarettes ...