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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Government and Politics
8:07 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Troy Kelley: A Man Of Mystery, Even To His Own Staff

State Auditor Troy Kelley's office is in the Insurance Building on the Capitol Campus. His schedule makes it hard to know how much time Kelley spends in the office.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was not in the office Wednesday. His staff say they don’t know when the Democrat will be back.

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Government and Politics
4:21 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

FBI Sought Troy Kelley Records From Public Disclosure Commission

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley
Washington Legislature

The federal probe involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley continues to expand.

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Government and Politics
11:10 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Washington State Auditor 'Going Back To Work,' Defends Past Business Dealings

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley in a photo his office posted to social media January 16, 2015.
Washington State Auditor's Office Facebook

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley said he is "puzzled" by the federal government's investigation of a real estate escrow and title business Kelley closed before he took office in 2013.

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Government and Politics
12:17 pm
Sun March 22, 2015

Feds Seek Revenue Records Related To Washington State Auditor

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley in a photo his office posted to social media January 16, 2015.
Washington State Auditor's Office Facebook

The federal probe involving Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is casting a wide net.

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Government and Politics
4:13 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Pressure Builds On Washington State Auditor To 'Come Clean'

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley
Washington Legislature

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is facing increased pressure to publicly address an apparent federal investigation into his activities.

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Government and Politics
8:30 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Plot Thickens In Federal Probe Involving Washington State Auditor

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's Tacoma home was searched by federal agents on Monday. His office was served a federal subpoena earlier this month.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

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 U.S. Department of Justice Thursday in response to a subpoena.

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Government and Politics
3:31 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Washington State Auditor's Office Turns Over Documents In Federal Probe

Federal agents hand-delivered a subpoena to the Washington State Auditor's office on March 6 seeking unspecified documents. The U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle is not commenting.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

The Washington state Auditor’s office says it’s turned over documents to the Department of Justice in response to a subpoena.

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Government and Politics
9:05 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Federal Agents Search Washington State Auditor's Home, Subpoena Office

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley in a photo his office posted to social media January 16, 2015.
Washington State Auditor's Office Facebook

Monday morning in Tacoma Troy Kelley's neighbors heard a knock on the Washington state auditor's door. Agents of the U.S. Treasury Department announced themselves, entered through the front door and searched his home for about five hours. Kelley's office submitted documents in response to a federal subpoena Thursday.

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Disasters and Accidents
3:52 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Oso Slide Communities Receive Washington Medal Of Valor

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Oso landslide.
Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

Sunday marks one year since a deadly landslide near Oso, Washington, killed 43 people.

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Crime, Law and Justice
5:27 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Cockroaches, Bedbugs, Mold Alleged In Central Washington Mobile Home Park Lawsuit

This photo shows the condition of one of the mobile homes at the Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Washington.
Washington Attorney General's office

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has accused a mobile home park owner of a scheme to evade inspections.

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