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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • High court weighs state joining health care suit

    OLYMPIA — Supreme Court asked to decide who represents the state on controversial federal programs.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Washington AG sues DirecTV over contracts

    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 Rob McKenna …

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