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.
In an all-staff email Friday, embattled Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley seemed to suggest he's not planning to step down or even take a leave of...
Majority Democrats in the Washington state House have unveiled a proposed two-year, nearly $39 billion state budget and tax package.
According to a spokeswoman with the Washington Military Department, an ongoing federal probe has not affected Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's...
An attorney who once sued Troy Kelley says the Washington State Auditor has known about a federal probe into his past for nearly two years.
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was not in the office Wednesday. His staff say they don't know when the Democrat will be back.
The federal probe involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley continues to expand.
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is "puzzled," he said Monday, by the federal government's investigation of a real estate escrow and title business...
The federal probe involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is casting a wide net. A spokesman for Governor Jay Inslee confirmed Sunday that the...
The Washington State Auditor's office has released a federal grand jury subpoena it received earlier this month. The subpoena sought information about...
Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is facing increased pressure to publicly address an apparent federal investigation into his activities.
Federal agents searched the home of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley on Monday. Now, the Democrat's office confirms it turned over documents to the...
The Washington state Auditor's office says it's turned over documents to the Department of Justice in response to a subpoena.
Federal agents have reportedly searched the Tacoma home of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that agents from the U...
Sunday marks one year since a deadly landslide near Oso, Washington, killed 43 people.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has accused a mobile home park owner of a scheme to evade inspections.
A cast of characters from Washington's TV and film industry descended on Olympia Tuesday seeking an expanded tax credit for the film industry.
Mentally ill inmates in Washington state often must wait weeks, or even months in jail for evaluations to see if they're competent to stand trial.
Washington lawmakers are on the honor system when it comes to accepting free meals from lobbyists.
Washington lawmakers have approved a flurry of bills -- and killed a bunch too -- as they crossed a key deadline in the 105-day session.
Washington lawmakers face a 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday to pass bills out of their House of origin.