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Who's accountable for WA Health Exchange snafus?

Who's accountable for WA Health Exchange snafus?A pattern of missed deadlines, broken promises, and new problems, even as open enrollment is underway again.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Investigations

State's top lawyer says changes needed to catch 'bad faith' banks

State's top lawyer says changes needed to catch 'bad faith' banksSome big banks are failing to negotiate in good faith with homeowners facing foreclosure.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month 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
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 months, 4 weeks 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
  • 4 months, 2 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
  • 4 months, 2 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
  • 4 months, 3 weeks 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
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside business

Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside businessWashington's second-highest-ranking elected official says personal archery business presents no conflict of interest.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Investigations

King Co. judges still letting violent suspects out on home detention

King Co. judges still letting violent suspects out on home detentionMichael Ortiz was offered pre-trial home detention despite being accused of a sex crime.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 8 months ago
Investigations

Seattle woman: 'Guardianship system stole my mother'

Seattle woman: 'Guardianship system stole my mother'Seattle woman says the state's guardianship system "stole" her mother instead of honoring her wishes.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hanford

Expert panel recommends safety fixes at Hanford

Expert panel recommends safety fixes at HanfordExperts offer 10-point plan to protect workers from toxic vapors at nuclear waste site.
  • Hanford
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Experts: Workers in danger at Hanford

Experts: Workers in danger at HanfordThe KING 5 Investigators have obtained a report that rips apart Hanford's vapor safety program.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Costs mounted as police watchdog program derailed

Costs mounted as police watchdog program derailedKing County's embattled civilian watchdog denies he was a bully, but costs soared as multiple allegations mounted against him.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Wildfire victims blame state for damage to property

Wildfire victims blame state for damage to propertyThe fires are out, but emotions are still burning hot in Okanogan County over the state's firefighting efforts during the Carlton Complex fire.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Did state value money over justice in horrible abuse case?

Did state value money over justice in horrible abuse case?The state will pay a record settlement in a child abuse case, nearly $10 million, because of the failures of DSHS. Now KING finds the state spent thousands more on experts to downplay the effects of abuse and neglect
  • Investigations
  • 2 months ago
Investigations

State to pay record settlement in child abuse case

State to pay record settlement in child abuse caseA record-setting settlement is reached between DSHS and five siblings who were beaten and starved for nearly a decade inside their Vancouver home at the hands of their parents.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Investigations

Homeowner locked out by her own bank

Homeowner locked out by her own bankMortgage lenders may be seizing homes before the foreclosure process has run its course.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 4 months, 2 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
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

Despite law, some King Co. violent suspects released to home detention

Despite law, some King Co. violent suspects released to home detentionRecords from Jan. 1, 2013, through May of this year show suspects in violent crimes are routinely released on electronic home detention.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Up close with Seattle's top cop

Up close with Seattle's top copThree months into her job as Seattle police chief, Kathleen O'Toole talks about her experience.
  • Seattle
  • 2 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
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Internal memos reveal major safety changes at Hanford

Internal memos reveal major safety changes at HanfordA series of toxic chemical exposures at Hanford is prompting stepped up safety measures at the nuclear cleanup site.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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
  • 2 months, 2 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
  • 9 months ago