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Investigations

State demotes manager who led controversial wildfire response

State demotes manager who led controversial wildfire responseAlbert Kassel's removal as DNR's Resource Protection manager "…reflects DNR's current leadership needs within the agency," spokesperson Sandra Kaiser said in a statement issued to KING 5 Friday.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Investigations

State worker says she was virtual sex slave on the job

State worker says she was virtual sex slave on the jobBarbara Eller alleges that she was the victim of abuse over a 7-year period at the hands of her supervisor.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Jail stops recording inmates as they undress

Jail stops recording inmates as they undressThe Puyallup jail camera controversy is about to have its day in court. A dozen people -- mostly women -- have sued because they were videotaped undressing in their jail cells.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Seattle businesses launch effort to 'Stamp Out the Fraud'

Seattle businesses launch effort to 'Stamp Out the Fraud'Merchant in one neighborhood launch a program to stop recipients from selling food stamp benefits for cash.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Investigations

Lawmaker seeks change after KING 5 'forgotten child' report

Lawmaker seeks change after KING 5 'forgotten child' reportThe state's top lawmaker in the field of child welfare is launching an investigation into the case of little Aiden Barnum.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months ago
Investigations

Audit finds much progress, still some problems at DSHS

Audit finds much progress, still some problems at DSHSNew audit finds much progress, still some problems, at DSHS
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  • 2 months ago
Investigations

'Forgotten' child now disabled for life

'Forgotten' child now disabled for lifeA six-year-old boy is resigned to a life of struggle, and it all could have been prevented. A KING 5 Investigation into the state's failure of the child.
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  • 2 months ago
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SPD leaves most rape kit evidence on the shelf

SPD leaves most rape kit evidence on the shelfIn Seattle, as in many cities across the country, the majority of rape kits are never tested.
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  • 2 months ago
Investigations

State pays wealthy landowner following wildfire

State pays wealthy landowner following wildfireA KING 5 Investigation raises questions about DNR's actions in the months following the Carlton Complex fires.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Hanford

Sick Hanford workers told 'you're fine'

Sick Hanford workers told 'you're fine'The system is focused on returning sickened workers to duty and denying them benefits to help those injured on the job.
  • Hanford
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local

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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 2 months, 3 weeks 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
  • 2 months, 4 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
  • 3 months 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.
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  • 3 months 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
  • 3 months, 1 week 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
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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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
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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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
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 months 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
  • 4 months, 1 week ago