DSHS http://www.kplu.org en Wash. State's Volunteer Drivers Collect Tens Of Thousands In Mileage Reimbursements http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-states-volunteer-drivers-collect-tens-thousands-mileage-reimbursements <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155713903&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Imagine driving your personal car for work so much that your boss cuts you a $10,000 mileage reimbursement check. That’s what happened recently at Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services.</p><p>But the person who got the check isn’t an employee, and she’s not the only one who’s logging high miles and collecting large reimbursements from DSHS. So far this fiscal year, the agency has reimbursed volunteer drivers more than $300,000.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:07:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17328 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. State's Volunteer Drivers Collect Tens Of Thousands In Mileage Reimbursements Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-12 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pirates in Fatal Yacht Hijacking Indicted</strong></li><li><div><b>Arrest in Spokane&nbsp;MLK Day Bomb Plot</b></div><ul></ul></li><li><strong>State Details Patient Escape from Western State</strong></li><li><b>UW-WSU Meet Tonight in Pac-10 Championships</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Indictments in High Seas Hijacking, Murders</b></p><p>Fourteen men are charged today with the hijacking of a yacht on which four Americans - <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/us-military-seattle-couple-among-four-killed-somali-pirates">including a Seattle couple </a>- were shot to death.</p><p>The US Justice Department is holding the 13 Somalis and a man from Yemen in Norfolk, Virginia. They are expected to make a court appearance today, according to The Associated Press.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:58:02 +0000 KPLU News Staff 965 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines State investigates patient's escape from Western State Hospital http://www.kplu.org/post/state-investigates-patients-escape-western-state-hospital <p>The Washington Department of Social and Health Services is reviewing how a patient was able to escape from<br />Western State Hospital at Lakewood.</p><p>Jonathan D. Wilson remained in Pierce County Jail over the weekend, and Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis says officials are deciding Monday where he should be transferred.&nbsp;</p><p>The News Tribune&#39;s Stacia Glenn reports <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/07/1573431/pierce-county-shelton-site-an.html">Wilson may be headed to Mason County</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:41:26 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 942 at http://www.kplu.org Welfare recipients rack up millions in ATM fees http://www.kplu.org/post/welfare-recipients-rack-millions-atm-fees <p>Welfare dollars are supposed to help the poorest of families pay for the necessities of life. But Washington welfare recipients are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars each month on ATM surcharges. That’s what correspondent Austin Jenkins found through a public disclosure request. The finding comes as Washington’s welfare program faces budget cuts.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:28:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 397 at http://www.kplu.org Welfare recipients rack up millions in ATM fees