Feds: Troy Kelley Paid Stolen Money To Law Firm

kellySEATTLE (AP) - Federal prosecutors say indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley paid more than $900,000 in stolen money to his high-priced law firm. They want a judge to determine whether that creates a conflict of interest for his attorney. In a motion filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, they asked Judge Ronald Leighton to examine whether attorney Mark Bartlett has a conflict of interest in representing Kelley.

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Seattle To Shutter Dozens Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

MJ med3SEATTLE (AP) - With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries. Murray on Tuesday announced plans to require a new special business license for marijuana establishments, akin to those required for taxi operators and pawn shops. Under the mayor's plan the businesses will be required to obtain the licenses by July 2016.

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Double Police Shooting In Washington Again Draws Protest

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia, Washington, police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting. The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/c6TG6C) many held signs and banners with messages such as "Black lives matter" and "Black youth is not disposable." Other demonstrators showed up in support of police.

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Tacoma Bus Driver Crashes, Had Apparent Heart Attack

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Police in Tacoma, Washington, say a Pierce Transit driver apparently had a heart attack before the bus he was driving crashed, hitting a big commercial truck, a tow truck and two other vehicles. The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/FR0GXc) that police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says aside from the driver, all the injuries resulting from the Tuesday morning crash were minor. No citations were issued. Pierce Transit spokesman Justin Leighton said the driver was being treated at a hospital. May 27, 2015

Pierce County: Man Found Ablaze In March Has Died

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Pierce County sheriff's spokesman says a transient found ablaze in the Tacoma, Washington, suburb of Parkland in March has died. The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/lpKVME ) that sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the death is being investigated as a homicide. Troyer says the 46-year-old man died late Monday night. He had been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after bystanders found him on fire on March 12 outside a Parkland business.

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Washington Retail Sales Increased 6.6 Percent In 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Department of Revenue says retail sales increased 6.6 percent from 2013 to 2014. People paid taxes on an additional $125 billion in purchases during calendar year 2014 compared to 2013. Tax revenue was pushed upward by new and used car sales, purchases of building materials, mail orders and sales at drug stores. State officials say the construction industry saw large gains, with an overall increase of about $21 billion in taxable retail trade.

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Update &Timeline For Investigation On Olympia PD Shooting

policelineyellow(TCSO News Release)The investigation on the Officer Involved Shooting that occurred on May 21, 2015 is being conducted by the Thurston County Critical Incident Team. This team is composed of detectives and supervisors from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Olympia PD, Lacey PD, Tumwater PD and the Washington State Patrol.

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