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Back to court for State Auditor

A new trial awaits State Auditor Troy Kelley, who escaped a six-week trial last month with a hung jury.

May 2016

State Auditor survives court gauntlet with no charges

Following a laboriously detailed six-week trial, jurors have acquitted State Auditor and Tacoma resident Troy Kelley of one charge and couldn’t agree on 14 others, according to the Seattle Times.

April 2016

Kent construction firm fined

An unlicensed contractor that bilked a Kent customer for work never completed has been ordered by a judge to repay the victim and undergo two years probation.

April 2016

Ruling coming for Olympia Food Coop's boycott of Israeli products

Tomorrow, Feb. 25, a ruling will finally come on whether to dismiss the lawsuit against Olympia Food Co-op’s decision to boycott Israeli products.

February 2016

Tax exemptions summarized

Washington state wouldn't have a budget-balancing revenue problem, if all tax exemptions were eliminated. But a new report from the state Department of Revenue shows how many of 694 separate waivers apply to whom, and it is clear that almost every taxpayer gains from at least one.

February 2016

Week one of new employment standards: A little frantic

The city is taking an educational approach in the first week of Tacoma’s new employment standards, but one attorney thinks enforcement strategy could soon become more aggressive.

February 2016

How many is too many marijuana stores?

State regulators will consider a staff recommendation to limit the number of retail marijuana outlets licensed in Washington at a meeting tomorrow.

December 2015

Lakewood business owner sentenced for meth trafficking

The owner of Lakewood-based body shop “Restore and More” was doing more than just restoring cars; he also played a leadership role in a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization.

December 2015

AG takes on debt collectors

The state's top law enforcement law office is taking on collection agencies that allegedly are abuse debt-owing consumers beyond what is permitted by state law.

November 2015

Tacoma charity thief pleads guilty

A former fiscal agent for Tacoma's St. Vincent DePaul Society Stores pleaded guilty today for stealing more than half a million from the charity.

October 2015
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