Troy Kelley

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 absence.

According to a spokeswoman with the Washington Military Department, an ongoing federal probe has not affected Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley’s status as a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard.

Dehydrated alcohol is a subject of debate in Washington. Joni Balter says that it could become an "REI thing" for hikers who don't want to have to haul a beer in their pack.
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Should Washington state ban powdered alcohol? Should Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl go from hero to pariah? Is it time to leave Amanda Knox alone? And does your state auditor owe it to you to be more squeaky clean than any other official?

KUOW’s Bill Radke discusses the week’s news with former Republican state Sen. Bill Finkbeiner, Crosscut’s Knute Berger and Seattle Channel’s Joni Balter.

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.

In this 2012 file photo, Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a debate.
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If you're confused by the headlines about the investigation into Troy Kelley, Washington state's auditor, you're not alone. Below, we unpack the news and put it in context. 

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.

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

The Washington State Auditor’s office has released a federal grand jury subpoena it received earlier this month.

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.