Stories tagged: bob ferguson
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
A federal judge in Spokane became the second in two days to block the Trump administration’s new expanded “conscience rule” that would allow health care workers to refuse care for …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
The Trump administration proposed a tightening of the definition of a public charge that would allow denying the application for permanent residence to anyone who receives public benefits for more …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered a for-profit signature-gathering firm and its principal to collectively pay more than $1 million for deceiving Washington state residents by funneling their …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Washington sues Trump administration over the transfer of money for Navy construction project.
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019
If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
In written testimony filed Friday with the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, Ferguson argued that Avista should refund customers for overcharges between January 2016 and April 2018, and urged the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
Initiative 1639 raised the age for buying a rifle to 21 and requires an “enhanced background check.” The results are, by turns, stigmatizing for those with mental health issues, burdensome …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
Washington joined a group of other states challenging proposed new rules by the Trump administration that state Attorney General Bob Ferguson described Monday as part of “scorched earth immigration policies.”
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.