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    Austin Jenkins is the Olympia-based political reporter for Northwest News Network, a consortium of public radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington Legislature. He also regularly files stories for National Public Radio. You can find his work posted at the Web sites of KPLU-FM (88.5), a Seattle NPR station, and other network outlets. Prior to joining Northwest News Network, Jenkins freelanced as a general assignment reporter at KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. He also worked as a freelance education reporter for KPLU. Jenkins also has worked as a television reporter in Portland and Boise. He is a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and has a B.A. in p

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