Stories tagged: audit
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
An anonymous tipster this week alerted several local news outlets to the investigation, saying a large amount of taxpayer money had been stolen by an employee of the county’s risk …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
State auditor finds some accounting problems at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, but improvement over a 2016 examination.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
Juvenile courts in Washington can prove only about half the time that they’re alerting schools when one of their students has committed a crime, according to a performance audit from …
Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
Auditors say that Idaho was overpaid $3.1 million and should repay the money given to them by a federal agency to cover children on government health insurance.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
A U.S. lawmaker wants the Homeland Security Department inspector general to review contracts worth $30 million awarded to a fledgling company for Hurricane Maria disaster supplies it failed to deliver …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
A state audit has found that Washington State University may have violated federal rules when it used about $17,000 from a grant to pay salaries and benefits for two employees …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
The Washington state Auditor’s Office announced Monday it had found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in Whitman County’s financial statements for the first time in more than a decade.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The U.S. Interior Department improperly contributed tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help California and politically powerful state water districts plan for a massive project to ship …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7 a.m.
Community and school staff members believe Spokane Public Schools is doing a good job overall of communication and community outreach. However, an audit conducted by the National Public School Relations …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Idaho is starting what officials say is the state’s first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
The director of the Idaho Department of Lands says he’ll hire an independent auditor to review the agency’s records involving decades-old sales of state lands that two environmental groups say …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 8 a.m.
When it meets Thursday, Idaho’s State Board of Education will discuss next steps after an audit showed 99 percent of teacher assessments from the 2014-15 school year were incomplete, late …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Amid a housing shortfall that political leaders say is a priority to address, Oregon’s lead state agency on affordable housing is falling short on its responsibility to help guide policymaking …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration mismanaged $22 million spent to promote tourism in areas affected by three damaging storms, federal auditors said.
Thu., May 26, 2016
Trump has been refusing to release his tax returns, and we have a pretty good idea why: He has been feeding at the public trough.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
A state audit has found that a physician at Western State Hospital was paid almost $72,000 for hours that he did not work.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
Donald Trump says he would like to release his tax returns to the public, but just can’t. The Internal Revenue Service and tax experts, though, say he can.
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
For the second year in a row, Spokane administrators committed several violations of rules for handling federal money, a state audit has found. In response, some Spokane City Council members …
Sun., July 27, 2014
BOISE – In his 16 years as Idaho’s state treasurer, Ron Crane has built up the state’s credit rating, launched a popular college savings program and a free annual control-your-finances …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Investigators have discovered a number of mistakes in how Spokane receives and handles federal grant money, leading the city’s finance director to say the findings “could impact our ability to …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, 2:48 p.m.
PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has released a highly critical audit of human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration, saying the agency’s hiring and promotion practices are ineffective.
Wed., July 31, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Nearly two dozen people who failed criminal background checks were allowed to work with developmentally disabled clients in Washington state.
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
BAGHDAD — U.S. auditors have concluded that more than $200 million was wasted on a program to train Iraqi police that Baghdad says is neither needed nor wanted.
Thu., June 7, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
SEATTLE (AP) — A new state audit of Washington’s public schools says the state’s school districts could do a better job getting dollars into the classroom where they’ll make the …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
An Idaho agency that doles out unemployment benefits improperly made about $82 million in payments over a three-year period, a federal audit fou
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011
Springdale, Wash., population 280, is spending more than 10 percent of its general fund to keep a man from living in a shed. The money might go a long way …
Sat., June 11, 2011
To save money, the Legislature has chosen to cut an area of government that saves the government money. Confused? So are we. But here’s the story. Washington state Auditor Brian …