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Senate committee approves investigation of rape allegation against Auburn’s Joe Fain
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain. The chamber's Facilities and Operations Committee unanimously approved the decision, which imposed a report deadline of Dec. 31, though officials said they would like it by Dec. 14 if possible.