Austin Jenkins

Olympia Correspondent

Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia-based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. You can also see Austin on television as host of TVW's (the C–SPAN of Washington State) Emmy-nominated public affairs program "Inside Olympia." Prior to joining the Northwest News Network, Austin worked as a television reporter in Seattle, Portland and Boise. Austin is a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Austin’s reporting has been recognized with awards from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Recent Articles

Seahawks Fans Mark 'Moment Of Loudness' On Washington Capitol Steps

Jan. 30, 2015 3:24 p.m.

Washington Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Fantasy Sports

Jan. 30, 2015 2:52 p.m.

Republican Transportation Leader Eyeing 11.5 Cent Gas Tax Increase

Jan. 29, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Washington Senator: It's Not Just Lobbyist-Paid Meals But 'Free Cigars, Free Booze'

Jan. 29, 2015 4:51 p.m.

Washington Lands Commissioner Loses PUD Right-Of-Way Battle

Jan. 29, 2015 3:51 p.m.

Proposed Washington Law Would Ban Holding Phone While Driving

Jan. 29, 2015 8:12 a.m.

Washington Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Whale, Dolphin Performances

Jan. 28, 2015 5:40 p.m.

Push To End Mandatory Arrest Of 16, 17-Year-Olds For Domestic Violence

Jan. 27, 2015 4:16 p.m.

King County Defends Juvenile Strip Searches In Detention

Jan. 26, 2015 3:38 p.m.

Lawmakers Proposed The Darndest Things

Jan. 23, 2015 4:47 p.m.

Dispensary Owner, Iraq Veteran Patient Both Wary Of Medical Marijuana Regulation

Jan. 22, 2015 8:21 a.m.

Class Size Campaign Prepares To Do Battle With Washington Legislature

Jan. 22, 2015 7:32 a.m.

King County Prosecutor Puts Medical Marijuana Businesses 'On Notice'

Jan. 20, 2015 3:23 p.m.

New Case Of Avian Flu Confirmed In Washington State

Jan. 19, 2015 5:50 p.m.

Washington House Joins Senate In Banning Openly-Carried Guns In Galleries

Jan. 19, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Father Of Slain Woman Lobbies For Mental Health Laws

Jan. 19, 2015 3:53 p.m.

Washington Senate Bans Open-Carry Guns In Public Galleries

Jan. 16, 2015 5:10 p.m.

Oso Hero Deputy Honored With Officer Of The Year Award

Jan. 16, 2015 3:29 p.m.

Getaway Driver In Lakewood Police Shootings Wins New Trial

Jan. 15, 2015 5:31 p.m.

Tense Moments As Gun Rights Rally Spills Into Washington House Gallery

Jan. 15, 2015 5:04 p.m.

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