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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 …

State cellphones squander $500,000

SEATTLE – A state audit has found Washington is wasting money on 2,000 idle state employee cellphones. The audit report, released Friday by state Auditor Brian Sonntag, found the state …

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 …

Spin Control: 2012 campaigns threaten to overrun ‘11 elections

Turning on the television Monday evening created a sudden moment of panic. Had I slept, Rip Van Winkle-like, for months and awoke in January 2012? Seven Republican presidential candidates were …

Editorial: Veto needed to assure voter wishes on audit role

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 …