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Senior citizen says guardianship left her 'absolutely broke'

Senior citizen says guardianship left her 'absolutely broke'Washington state's system for taking care of vulnerable adults drained one woman's life savings.
  • Investigations
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Even with crime spike, jails have empty beds

Even with crime spike, jails have empty bedsDespite a spike in property crimes in Western Washington, county jails have plenty of empty beds.
  • Investigations
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Hanford releases plan for dealing with toxic vapors

Hanford releases plan for dealing with toxic vaporsAction by WRPS follows KING 5 series on worker safety problems at the former plutonium production site.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Investigations

King Co. moves to ensure convicted criminals submit DNA samples

King Co. moves to ensure convicted criminals submit DNA samplesDNA is a proven tool for solving crimes. But King County hasn't been holding convicted criminals accountable when they fail to provide a sample.
  • Investigations
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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SPD to test rape kit backlog

SPD to test rape kit backlogThe Seattle Police Department announced a major change in how it will handle evidence collected from rape victims.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Homes for vets charity under scrutiny (June 6, 2014)

Homes for vets charity under scrutiny (June 6, 2014)The Tacoma charity featured in a March 2014 KING 5 story is under scrutiny from two government agencies over its treatment of veterans in need of housing assistance.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Investigations

Pot farms next door a 'complete shock' to neighbors

Pot farms next door a 'complete shock' to neighborsHow would you feel about a pot growing operation moving in next door or across the street from your home?
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Parents claim school covered up sex abuse

Parents claim school covered up sex abuseParents in Puyallup say their children with special needs may have been assaulted on campus, but they were never told.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Lawmaker: Law must change for rape victims

Lawmaker: Law must change for rape victimsOn Wednesday a group of lawmakers in Olympia heard testimony before a house public safety committee on a proposed law that would require timely testing of rape kit evidence.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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King County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felons

King County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felonsKing County backs off plan to 'catch and release' felons
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Rape evidence ignored by police departments statewide

Rape evidence ignored by police departments statewidePolice are holding thousands of rape kits they've never sent to the state lab for testing. That has victim advocates calling for change.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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$1 million verdict in case over surgical wire left in toddler (Dec. 19, 2013)

$1 million verdict in case over surgical wire left in toddler (Dec. 19, 2013)A King County jury found a Swedish Hospital physician was negligent when he left a surgical guidewire inside the vein of a young boy he treated for dehydration in August 2011.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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King Co. readies catch-and-release policy for many felony suspects

King Co. readies catch-and-release policy for many felony suspectsUnder a new policy that will take effect next month, King County jailers will turn away many felons accused of non-violent crimes.
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Veterans take homeless housing program to court

Veterans take homeless housing program to courtVeterans looking for a way out of homelessness say they were misled by a Tacoma nonprofit that promised them a way to repair their credit and buy a home
  • Investigations
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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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
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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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
  • 3 months ago
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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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  • 3 months ago
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'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.
  • Investigations
  • 3 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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  • 3 months ago
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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
  • 3 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
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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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
  • 3 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.
  • Investigations
  • 3 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.
  • Investigations
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago