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Hanford

State gives Hanford more time to pump leaking tank

State gives Hanford more time to pump leaking tankA deal has been reached between officials for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the state of Washington to remove nuclear waste from a leaking tank.
  • Hanford
  • 1 month ago
Investigations

WA a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipes

WA a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipesNatural gas pipeline investigation
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Investigations

Seattle unveils plan to snare parking scofflaws

Seattle unveils plan to snare parking scofflawsA new analysis by the City of Seattle shows that 2,000 of the city’s worst parking offenders are evading the penalties that are supposed to be applied to “scofflaws” – owners of vehicles with four or more unpaid tickets.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Hanford workers affected by suspected chemical vapors now at 42

Hanford workers affected by suspected chemical vapors now at 42 Two workers at the Hanford Site were exposed to suspected chemical vapors on Thursday, sending one to a nearby hospital and another to the on-site medical clinic.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Investigations

Feds 'consistently in denial' at Hanford

Feds 'consistently in denial' at HanfordThousands of documents obtained by KING 5 reveal a lack of action and a denial of the serious nature of a spill of nuclear waste by at the Hanford nuclear facility in eastern Washington.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Lawmaker: State a 'paper tiger' at Hanford

Lawmaker: State a 'paper tiger' at HanfordTop officials at the Washington State Dept. of Ecology ignored advice from their own staff last month when they imposed a small fine on the federal government and a major contractor over the 2012 release of radioactive materials at Hanford.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Mukilteo mayor denies hire was political payback

Mukilteo mayor denies hire was political paybackWhen the mayor of Mukilteo hired a state senator who happens to be a close friend, her policy analysts and critics cried foul.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Investigations

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first timeSteve Ellingson and Becky Holland talk with KING 5's Susannah Frame about worker safety at the Hanford Site.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Report raises questions about handling of welfare fraud tips

Report raises questions about handling of welfare fraud tipsDSHS report shows many fraud tips generated by state workers are not fully investigated.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Hanford

Hanford whistleblower: 'They're getting away with it'

Hanford whistleblower: 'They're getting away with it'Shelly Doss spent 23 years working at Hanford's tank farms -- where 56 million gallons of radioactive chemical waste is stored. She earned awards for her dedication and leadership on the job.
  • Hanford
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Seattle still struggling with 'nuisance' night clubs

Seattle still struggling with 'nuisance' night clubsA KING 5 investigation finds that Seattle's nightlife initiative isn't achieving its goals, with Club Volume -- the model club -- now considered a "chronic nuisance property" by police and the city attorney.
  • Investigations
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Troubled waters for WA prison's fish farm

Troubled waters for WA prison's fish farmThree years and $750,000 later, a fish farm at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center is struggling to produce.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Another state ferry employee arrested on Vashon route

Another state ferry employee arrested on Vashon routeFor the second time in two months, a ferry employee has been arrested while working the Fauntleroy to Vashon Island route.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Veteran's story highlights human toll of VA delays

Veteran's story highlights human toll of VA delaysDan Carpenter's story is a heartbreaking example of the human costs of an overwhelmed VA medical care system.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Gaither quitting King Co. Sheriff's Office oversight job

Gaither quitting King Co. Sheriff's Office oversight jobCharles Gaither, who became the first director of the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight in October 2011, offered his resignation on Wednesday, according to sources with first-hand knowledge of his decision.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Seattle council passes parking ticket scofflaw bill

Seattle council passes parking ticket scofflaw billThe legislation will help resolve an impasse currently faced by parking enforcement officers when they are faced with vehicles for which there is no mailing address for the owner on file.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hanford

Feds hit Hanford contractor for whistleblower retaliation

Feds hit Hanford contractor for whistleblower retaliationOSHA ordered a Hanford contractor to rehire and pay damages to a worker fired for raising safety concerns.
  • Hanford
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Investigations

Seattle unveils plan to snare parking scofflaws

Seattle unveils plan to snare parking scofflawsA new analysis by the City of Seattle shows that 2,000 of the city’s worst parking offenders are evading the penalties that are supposed to be applied to “scofflaws” – owners of vehicles with four or more unpaid tickets.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months ago
Investigations

2013 Peabody Award: Susannah Frame discusses Hanford series

2013 Peabody Award: Susannah Frame discusses Hanford series Susannah Frame was interviewed about her work on "Hanford's Dirty Secrets," a 2013 Peabody Award winning series of reports on a nuclear waste leak at the Hanford Site in Washington State.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months ago
Investigations

New homeowner may not have known risks on Steelhead Drive

New homeowner may not have known risks on Steelhead DriveIn the search for answers, many have asked the question: Why were homes allowed in a known landslide area? What did buyers know about when they purchased their homes? The answer may be "not much."
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

County warning notice sent to only one Steelhead Dr. homeowner

County warning notice sent to only one Steelhead Dr. homeownerSnohomish County’s Planning Department drafted an official warning notifying Steelhead Drive residents that they were living in a potentially hazardous area. That was seven years ago.
  • Local
  • 7 months ago
Investigations

Family fears eviction after 4-year fight with bank

Family fears eviction after 4-year fight with bankA Buckley family's request for a loan modification put them on a path that ended in foreclosure and a four-year fight with one of the nation's biggest banks.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Investigations

'Fraud on the Job' series nominated for National Emmy

'Fraud on the Job' series nominated for National EmmyThe series, "Fraud on the Job," revealed fraud and abuse in the program that reserves millions in taxpayer money for disadvantaged contracting businesses owned by women and minorities.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Governor Inslee signs foster care bill Friday

Governor Inslee signs foster care bill FridayGovernor Inslee signed legislation Friday to help foster kids in Washington following a KING 5 investigation.
  • Politics
  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Hanford

State rejects Hanford proposal

State rejects Hanford proposalThe state of Washington is rejecting the U.S. Department of Energy's proposal to amend the federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.
  • Hanford
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first timeExposure to potentially harmful chemical vapors sent 26 workers at the Hanford Site to a Richland hospital or an on-site medical clinic in the two-week period starting March 19. Two of those workers speak publicly for the first time.
  • Investigations
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Seattle

Seattle Tunnel Partners agrees to reform minority contracting practices

Seattle Tunnel Partners agrees to reform minority contracting practicesThe main contractor on the Seattle tunnel project is now contractually obligated to provide $96 million in work to minority and women-owned businesses.
  • Seattle
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago