Stories tagged: Rob McKenna
SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011
Tread carefully when changing state public records law
OLYMPIA – Ever since the voters decided public records should be, you know, public, public officials have complained about the unfairness of being forced to produce some of those records …
TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011
In proposals, McKenna gets tough
OLYMPIA – Prison inmates would be barred from collecting damages in public records fights with state government and could be banned from court if they repeatedly file frivolous suits, under …
SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010
Special education funding ruled fair
SEATTLE – The Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state is not shortchanging school districts in the way it pays for special education. In an 8-1 ruling, the high …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010, 12:14 P.M.
3 Wash. food banks benefit from vitamin settlement
Three food bank programs will be splitting $570,000 from the state just in time for Thanksgiving.
FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010
McKenna’s role in health care suit challenged
OLYMPIA – Washington state has entered both sides of a federal lawsuit challenging health care reform, and Thursday the state Supreme Court tried to figure out who had the authority …
THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010, 12:41 P.M.
High court weighs state joining health care suit
OLYMPIA — Supreme Court asked to decide who represents the state on controversial federal programs.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010, 8:30 P.M.
On eve of ban, FDA steps into debate
The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters today to four manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks often consumed by college students, saying the caffeine added to their beverages is an …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010
Legislator opposes health care suit
OLYMPIA – As Attorney General Rob McKenna prepares to convince the state Supreme Court why he can fight federal health care reform, a state legislator joined a group trying to …
MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010
McKenna to present anti-gang proposal
YAKIMA – State Attorney General Rob McKenna wanted former gang member Manuel Gomez-Garcia to speak today in Yakima at an event to unveil a new anti-gang bill. In an interview …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010
Lawmaker wants successor rejected
OLYMPIA – An Everett lawmaker who argues she was unfairly defeated wants the state Senate to reject her successor while Attorney General Rob McKenna pursues a campaign-finance lawsuit. Sen. Jean …
FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010
Democratic strategist faces sanctions
A Democratic political strategist active in shadowy independent ads in a Spokane legislative campaign faces court sanctions for campaign violations in an Everett primary race. Lisa MacLean’s tactics to hide …
MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010, 10:27 A.M.
Drinks, not drugs, sickened CWU students
Sugary, high-alcohol energy drinks that are popular with college students who want to get drunk quickly and cheaply came under renewed scrutiny today as investigators announced that nine freshmen had …
SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010
State AG takes aim at mortgage wolves
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna sent a letter last week to the 52 trustees who shepherd mortgage paperwork toward foreclosure. At least a few, it seems, have been very bad …
FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010
Appellate court upholds inmate voting ban
OLYMPIA – Washington state does not discriminate against minorities by denying prison inmates the right to vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In an 11-0 ruling …
THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010, 5:50 P.M.
Appeals court turns down prison voting
OLYMPIA - Inmates in Washington state prisons don’t have a constitutional right to vote in elections, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.
FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010
Legal questions delay minimum-wage decision
OLYMPIA – Washington state has delayed a decision on whether to raise the nation’s highest minimum wage because of questions over the intent of the voter initiative that ties the …
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010
State ceremony honors slain police officers
OLYMPIA – State officials marked the deadliest year for law enforcement in generations Friday with bagpipes and drums, prayers and speeches, and the posthumous awarding of seven Medals of Honor. …
TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010, 12:05 P.M.
Wash. sues to stop feds from abandoning Yucca
Washington state has filed suit to stop the federal government from permanently abandoning the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, marking the latest clash in a long-standing dispute over where the …
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
Washington state files for federal health care reform aid
OLYMPIA – Washington state may be first in line for one aspect of the new federal health care reform law – submitting a request for some $180 million in federal …
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010, 5:47 P.M.
Washington applies for money under health overhaul law
OLYMPIA – Washington state may be first in line for one aspect of the new federal health care reform law — submitting a request for some $180 million in federal …
SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010, 5:39 P.M.
Hundreds gather to support Wash. attorney general
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to show their support for state Attorney General Rob McKenna and his decision to join a lawsuit with a dozen other states trying to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Idaho joins lawsuit testing constitutionality of reforms
As Idaho joined a national lawsuit against the new health care reform law Tuesday, Washington’s attorney general was both blasted and praised for jumping into the litigation a day before. …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
Editorial: Court needs to examine federal health reform now
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna caught a lot of people off guard Monday when he said he’ll take part in a multistate lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform legislation …
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010, 6:46 P.M.
Idaho, Wash. AGs sue over health care overhaul
As Idaho joined a national lawsuit against the new health care reform law, Washington’s attorney general was both blasted and praised for jumping into the litigation Monday.
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
McKenna fighting health overhaul
OLYMPIA – Washington’s Republican attorney general will join other states in a lawsuit against the federal health care reform plan, a move its Democratic governor denounced as “not representing the …
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010, 1:28 P.M.
Gregoire denounces AG’s plan to sue over health care
OLYMPIA — Washington’s Republican attorney general will join other states in a lawsuit against the federal health care reform plan, a move its Democratic governor denounced as “not representing the …
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010, 3:41 P.M.
Washington changes execution method
Washington state has changed its method of execution from a three-drug cocktail to a one-drug system, according to paperwork filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Court.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010
McKenna to take felon voting to high court
OLYMPIA – Washington state wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it has to give felons in prison the right to vote. State Attorney General Rob McKenna said Wednesday …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010, 2:49 P.M.
Wash. to appeal felon vote ruling to Supreme Court
Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court’s decision that would give Washington state felons …
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009
DirecTV sued over contracts
OLYMPIA – Customers of the nation’s largest satellite television service are being lured into long contracts they don’t understand with fees they don’t know they must pay, Washington Attorney General …