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Washington state sues Navy over expanded flights on Whidbey Island

Washington state sued the Navy on Tuesday over its expansion of jet operations on an island north of Seattle, saying officials failed to adequately consider the effect that additional noisy …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Motel 6 agrees to pay $12 million to settle lawsuit

The national chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Washington state claiming names of hotel guests were provided to immigration officials for …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Washington attorney general, ACLU file suit to halt Trump Administration abortion rule

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a federal lawsuit in Spokane attempting to halt a Trump Administration rule that would prohibit government-funded health care providers from telling pregnant women …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018

State AG Bob Ferguson sues Google, Facebook over campaign ad data

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law.


State uses sting operation to fine companies accused of veteran housing discrimination

Three Spokane-area rental companies illegally discriminated against veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Washington attorney general files suit against DeVos, Education Department

Four days after he stood on a Bellevue street corner with other protesters and denounced Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against DeVos …


AG should challenge income tax

Ultimately, it’s about making sure Seattle (or any local government) can’t circumvent the state constitution. As such, the place to take a stand is when the law is ignored.


Outside View: Culvert ruling needs legal clarification

If the ruling is allowed to stand, it would expand tribal authority to an unreasonable extent.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Sessions raises concerns over Washington’s pot legalization

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he’s disappointed with a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the state’s efforts to regulate marijuana.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Lawsuit: Washington cyberstalking law violates free speech

A retired Air Force major is asking a federal court to declare Washington state’s cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he’s been threatened with prosecution – and up to a year in …


Court upheld law, equality in florist case

It doesn’t matter whether it’s floral arrangements in Richland or milk shakes at a Southern soda fountain. Religion doesn’t provide a free pass.


Travel controversy a proud moment for Washington

If this was simply a way to follow through on a long-ago campaign promise to impose a moratorium of sorts on Muslims entering the country, then we can be thankful …


Editorial: Shine light on lobbying

Washington and Idaho lawmakers should adopt “cooling off” legislation to ensure that former officials aren’t unfairly leveraging their connections.


State to file motion requesting reconsideration of charter school ruling

The Washington State attorney general is filing a motion asking the Washington State Supreme Court to reconsider its controversial ruling declaring state funding of charter schools as unconstitutional.


In brief: Event to focus on exposing scams

The Washington state Attorney General’s Office and AARP are having a free “Scam Jam” Sept. 9 in Spokane to help people avoid today’s leading scams designed to steal your identity …


Caribbean calls scam cellphone users

OLYMPIA – If someone calls your cellphone from a Caribbean island but hangs up before you answer, chances are some friend wasn’t calling to gloat about sipping daiquiris on a …