Stories tagged: Bob Ferguson
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Richland on Wednesday, the states contend the Trump administration is attempting a “radical overhaul of federal immigration law” with the final …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Washington officials vowed to fight a new federal rule that would disqualify immigrants who use public benefits from obtaining a green card or visa, saying it could affect an estimated …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Washington state joins challenge of Attorney General William Barr’s bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Political dominoes are lining up for Washington’s 2020 elections, waiting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision about whether to continue his presidential run before deciding which way they’ll fall.
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson shared his thoughts Wednesday on a career in public service, running for governor and suing the president of the United States.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson files a legal challenge to Trump administration’s “conscience rule” that allows health care providers to refuse treatment based on religious beliefs.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced a new policy requiring consent from tribes that might be affected by projects or initiatives from his office.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products
More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
Spokane Rep. Jenny Graham is vocal in her efforts to fight efforts in the Legislature to abolish the death penalty.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.
The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast
Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try
Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
The Washington attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that clothing marketer LuLaRoe, and its business model which uses “fashion consultants,” is actually a pyramid scheme used to defraud those …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
Attorney general, speaker of the house make pitch to ban tobacco sales to those under 21 in Washington
Bill would ban tobacco and vaping sales in Washington to those under 21.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
The payment settles a lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General’s Office last year after a citizen’s complaint that the party had failed to file timely financial reports in 2016, …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:29 p.m.
Medical marijuana could be covered under some government disability programs, an attorney general’s opinion says, but whether that would jeopardize federal funding for local programs isn’t clear.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
The federal government will try to control, capture and eliminate dangerous vapors coming out of the nuclear waste tanks on the Hanford Reservation as a way to avoid a pending …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes
Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Facebook will be legally required to end its practice of allowing businesses to block certain groups like blacks, gays and immigrants from viewing ads under an agreement reached with the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.
Wed., July 11, 2018
As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order will delay but not prevent a lawsuit from Washington and several other states over the practice of separating families who are detained …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson demand answers about asylum-seekers being held in Washington and accuse the Trump administration of lying about the policy.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.