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UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Former Washington state auditor sentenced to year in prison

Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley has been sentenced to a year in prison following his conviction in December on fraud and other charges related to when he ran a …


State losing millions over delay in checking Medicaid applications, audit says

The backlog in processing applications for expanded Medicaid coverage is costing the state millions, state audit report says.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:31 a.m.

State study says it will cost $125,000 a year to educate WSU medical students

Comparing costs of education at Washington’s two medical schools isn’t really possible, state auditors said.


Valley council cleared

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …


Different experiences provide contrast in auditor’s race

SEATTLE – One is a state senator with a background in conducting audits. The other runs one of Washington’s biggest county governments. So which kind of experience is more important …


Shawn Vestal: Prepare for complaints about the cost of providing public records

A new state audit says Washington’s city, county and state agencies spent $60 million on fulfilling public records requests last year. Shawn Vestal says that’s money well-spent.


Impeachment pending, Washington Auditor Kelley returns to office

State Auditor Troy Kelley ends his voluntary leave of absence, returns to work in the face of an impeachment resolution.


Impeachment resolution filed against Kelley

Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.


Embattled state auditor’s hiring of associate triggers state investigation

OLYMPIA – The attorney general’s office will investigate embattled State Auditor Troy Kelley’s hiring of a longtime business associate to see if any Washington laws were broken. Attorney General Bob …


Inslee again calls on Auditor Troy Kelley to resign

OLYMPIA – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign immediately following his indictment by a federal grand jury. Inslee spokesman …


UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2015, 1:16 p.m.

Washington state auditor Troy Kelley indicted

State Auditor Troy Kelley was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of concealing stolen property, filing a false tax return and “corrupt interference with Internal Revenue laws.”


Inslee demands answers from state auditor

OLYMPIA – State Auditor Troy Kelley, who turned down a request to appear before a legislative committee Wednesday, got a new request for information from elsewhere in the Capitol. Gov. …


Auditor candidates launching attacks

OLYMPIA – The race for Washington state auditor has escalated into the most hostile statewide campaign of the year. With the departure of longtime auditor Brian Sonntag, the two candidates …


Candidate for Wash. auditor once accused of theft

OLYMPIA — The Democratic candidate for state auditor was once accused in court files of stealing artwork from the offices of a company where he worked.


Four seek state auditor seat

YAKIMA – Let’s face it: State auditor is not the sexiest gig. The auditor is the hall monitor of state government – a position meant to ensure that everyone acts …


Center audit raises questions

An audit of the East Central Community Center was referred to county prosecutors this week after state officials found problems with the way the center’s staff kept its books and …


Two state auditor hopefuls mix it up

The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark …


Spokane County lost thousands by not collecting bonds

Spokane County is failing to collect surety bonds from criminal defendants who forfeit them when they don’t show up for their court dates, a state audit has found. The county …


State auditor won’t run again

OLYMPIA – State Auditor Brian Sonntag, the longest-serving state executive in office, will retire at the end of next year from a 20-year stint as head of the office that …


State auditor criticizes Spokane County Assessor’s Office

New construction overlooked, coding errors missed


Audit finds oversight problems

State auditors have found “significant deficiencies” in the city of Spokane’s oversight of federal money, according to a report released this week. In the audit, the state questioned more than …