‘KUOW has learned that 19 people working for charities in the Puget Sound region earned more than $1 million in 2008. The nonprofit groups paid the seven–figure sums even as Washington state fell into its worst recession in decades. According to the charities’ filings with the IRS, another 59 employees earned at least $500,000 that year.
The charities are the region’s nonprofit hospitals. John Ryan brings us this KUOW investigation.’