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Stories tagged: bob ferguson

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018

Spokane County Democrats will pay $47,300 for campaign finance violations

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

Local disability boards could approve payments for medical marijuana

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

Feds agree to protect Hanford workers from dangerous gases

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

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

Facebook must end discriminatory ad practice under deal with Washington attorney general

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

Washington joins national crackdown on veteran scams

Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.

GOP lawmakers want state to change provisions for union dues

As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018

Trump travel ban constitutional, divided court says; AG Ferguson files new immigration suit

U.S. Supreme Court upholds latest version of President Trump’s travel ban.

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Washington among states to sue over ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

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 …

Inslee, Ferguson call separation policy cruel, accuse Trump of lying about it

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.

State must replace hundreds more culverts to save salmon

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 …

Net neutrality ends nationwide, remains in Washington

Federal net neutrality rules ended Monday, but any changes in Washington could be quickly challenged by a new state law.

Google halts political ads in Washington state after state’s lawsuit over ad transparency

Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state on Thursday, just days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington to join challenge to 2020 census citizenship question

Washington will join legal challenge over citizenship question on 2020 census form, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

Washington will fight offshore drilling, Inslee says

State officials, tribal leaders vow to fight Trump administration plans to open the Washington coast areas to offshore oil and gas drilling.

Foes take another run at ending Washington’s death penalty

Democratic control of the Senate means 2018 could be the year that Washington abolishes the death penalty, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure

The Washington Attorney General’s office said Wednesday that state lawmakers are subject to the same rules of disclosure that cover other elected officials and employees at state agencies.

State Attorney General: OxyContin maker Purdue pushed prescriptions

Vancouver nurse practitioner Kelly Bell prescribed more than $1.5 million worth of OxyContin in a six-month span in 2008 – months before federal agents raided the Payette Clinic, according to …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Washington promises battle with Sessions over legal pot

Washington officials promise fight with federal government on any new policy that leads to crackdown on state’s legalized marijuana operations.

Bob Ferguson says he’ll sue over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the Trump administration: this one over net neutrality.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Washington will keep net neutrality in state if FCC won’t for the nation, Inslee says

Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials announced plans to keep net neutrality in Washington if the Federal Communications Commission decides to change the national rules.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Value Village sues Washington attorney general over demands

The company that operates 300 Value Village, Savers and other thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia is suing Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, saying his office has …

PDC complaints becoming weapons in political wars

Campaign finance complaints pile up at the Public Disclosure Commission and the state Attorney General’s office as political activists wage war over who’s not following the rules.

Judge keeps Washington travel ban case on hold

A Seattle judge will let legal battles over the latest travel restrictions work their way through other courts, and puts the Washington case on hold.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Ferguson: Lawsuits against administration keep Trump ‘accountable’

Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells Senate Republicans his multiple legal challenges to the Trump administration protect Washington. Majority Leader Mark Schoesler says inquiry from members was routine, not political.

Judge lifts stay so Washington state can challenge 3rd travel ban

A federal judge has granted Washington state the opportunity to challenge the third and latest travel ban announced by President Donald Trump.

Report: 3M in Washington affected by data breaches over year

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says nearly 3 million people in the state had their information compromised in data breaches in the past year.

At Gonzaga, Washington AG Ferguson lays out case for DACA defense

For the second time this year, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke at Gonzaga University about a lawsuit his office has filed against the Trump administration.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers

Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis …

Washington asks to join challenge to transgender military service

Washington wants to join a lawsuit over the ban on transgender men and women serving in the military.