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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Legislature asked to abolish the death penalty in Washington

Bipartisan coalition seeks to end the death penalty in Washington


New office could offer free legal help to military, vets in Washington

Military members would get more access to legal help and stronger consumer protection under a pair of proposals the Legislature is considering.


Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says

Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.


Report: 450,000 residents impacted by data breaches

A new report from Washington state’s Attorney General’s Office says nearly a half a million residents were impacted by data breaches between July 2015 and July 2016.


Secretary of State Kim Wyman accused of campaign finance violations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the campaign of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has violated the state’s campaign finance laws by failing to file disclosure reports on time.


Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment sanctuary city under councilman’s proposal

A city councilman wants Spokane Valley to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city and symbolically proclaim the city’s support for its citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.


AG Ferguson has experience edge

Bob Ferguson came into office promising to be a staunch protector of consumers, and he has taken on some powerful entities. He has also followed through on his vow to …


Libertarian hopes to wrest Washington AG’s office from Democrats

Democrat incumbent Bob Ferguson is running for a second term against Joshua Trumbull, an Arlington attorney and Libertarian.


Attorney general won’t file charges in police shooting case

The state on Thursday closed its investigation into the shooting death of a Mexican national by Pasco police, and concluded that no charges would be filed against the three officers …


Attorney general calls for ban of assault weapons

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seeking legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, saying such weapons are designed for killing people and have no place …


Man pleads guilty to murder in death of girlfriend along I-90

Manuel Argomaniz Camargo pleads guilty to grisly murder on Interstate 90


Washington attorney general’s office opposes Vancouver oil terminal

The Washington Attorney General’s Office has come out against a crude oil terminal being proposed in Vancouver.


VW to pay Washington $26 million for deceptive marketing of cars

VW to pay Washington, other states for deceptive marketing of “clean diesel” vehicles.


Supreme Court rejects Washington pharmacists’ appeal of Plan B rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is allowing Washington state to require pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, rejecting an appeal from pharmacists who said they have …


UPDATED: Tue., May 24, 2016

Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants

Washington state is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold.


GMO food labeling case ruling sought by attorney general

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking a judge to find that an Iowa-based group violated state campaign disclosure laws as it backed a 2013 food labeling initiative.


Editorial: Bet on bill to steer veterans to legal help

Legislation would create clearing house for attorney referrals, provide training.


Editorial: AG report should end attacks on legal research, services

The baseless allegations against Planned Parenthood have done considerable damage to clinics and important research into diseases. They need to stop.


Planned Parenthood in Washington doesn’t sell fetal tissue, state investigation says

Allegations that Planned Parenthood might be selling fetal tissue or performing illegal “partial birth” abortions aren’t true, Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells legislators.


Editorial: Supreme Court should quickly take up case on legality of I-1366

A legal challenge to the budget-smashing Initiative 1366 should be pursued as soon as possible.


State attorney general asks high court to reconsider charter school ruling

Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider its ruling that Washington’s new charter school law is unconstitutional. “Regardless of one’s feelings about charter schools, …


Inslee open to special session if schools plan emerges

OLYMPIA – A fourth special session of the Washington Legislature could be called for mid-November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools and their financing. Gov. Jay Inslee said …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015

Special session possible on school issues

OLYMPIA — The Legislature could hold a special session starting in mid November to deal with legal questions surrounding public schools. But Gov. Jay Inslee said he’ll only call one …


Embattled state auditor’s hiring of associate triggers state investigation

OLYMPIA – The attorney general’s office will investigate embattled State Auditor Troy Kelley’s hiring of a longtime business associate to see if any Washington laws were broken. Attorney General Bob …


Washington attorney general sues student loan processor

OLYMPIA – Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing a California company for charging Washington customers “exorbitant and illegal” fees to adjust their student loan debt. Ferguson filed a lawsuit Monday …


Guest opinion: Don’t reward wage theft violators

Ask yourself: Should government award government contracts to those who willfully steal money from their workers? Wage theft is a bigger problem than most realize, and it takes many forms. …


Spokane County judge denies prison time compensation to three men

Three men whose convictions for drug-related crimes were thrown out after they spent four years in prison are not entitled to compensation by the state, a Spokane County judge has …


Editorial: Crack down on state’s labor, wage scofflaws

Attorney General Bob Ferguson last Friday filed criminal charges against a former Seattle Seahawk and an accomplice who allegedly lifted more employee wages than barbells at their two Seattle athletic …


Washington smoking age could jump from 18 to 21

OLYMPIA – Young adults would be barred from cigarettes under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Under Ferguson’s plan, Washington would become the first state in the …


State could raise smoking age to 21

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to raise the state’s legal age for cigarettes to 21.