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Two of three people who filed to run for governor under name Bob Ferguson withdraw from race

May 13, 2024, 5:41pm Election

Washington's candidate filing week ended in chaos — and more than a few jokes on social media — when the field of candidates for governor increased by two more Bob… Read story

Three Bob Fergusons now running for governor as race takes turn for the weird

May 13, 2024, 11:20am Election

The number of Bob Fergusons running to be Washington’s next governor grew to three on Friday. Read story

FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seen, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington&rsquo;s Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle. The Catholic church is refusing to cooperate with a Washington state investigation into whether it unlawfully used charitable trust funds to cover up sexual abuse by priests, Attorney General Ferguson said Thursday, May 9, 2024, and he asked a court to force the Seattle Archdiocese to turn over decades of records.

Catholic church is stonewalling sex abuse investigation, Washington attorney general says

FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is seen, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington&rsquo;s Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle. The Catholic church is refusing to cooperate with a Washington state investigation into whether it unlawfully used charitable trust funds to cover up sexual abuse by priests, Attorney General Ferguson said Thursday, May 9, 2024, and he asked a court to force the Seattle Archdiocese to turn over decades of records.

May 9, 2024, 3:27pm Churches & Religion

The Catholic church is refusing to cooperate with a Washington state investigation into whether it unlawfully used charitable trust funds to cover up sexual abuse by priests, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday, asking a court to force the Seattle Archdiocese to turn over decades of records. Read story

Former King County sheriff and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has raised more than $2 million, and early polls suggest he’d be competitive in a November gubernatorial matchup with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the leading Democrat.

Ferguson blasts GOP opponent Reichert for remarks on same-sex marriage

Former King County sheriff and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has raised more than $2 million, and early polls suggest he’d be competitive in a November gubernatorial matchup with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the leading Democrat.

April 17, 2024, 7:36am Election

In the early stages of the race for governor, Democrat and front-runner Bob Ferguson is casting one of his opponents, Republican Dave Reichert, as too conservative for Washington, sharing a video of comments Reichert recently made about same-sex marriage. Read story

High-capacity rifle magazines are removed from display at Freddie Bear Sports on Jan. 11, 2023 in Tinley Park, Illinois, after legislation banning the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and pistol magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds as well as several guns classified as assault weapons, in Illinois.

WA has passed lots of new gun laws. Could they be in legal trouble?

High-capacity rifle magazines are removed from display at Freddie Bear Sports on Jan. 11, 2023 in Tinley Park, Illinois, after legislation banning the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and pistol magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds as well as several guns classified as assault weapons, in Illinois.

April 16, 2024, 7:35am Editor's Choice

When a Cowlitz County judge ruled last week that Washington’s ban on high- capacity magazines is unconstitutional, he added one line, on Page 43 of his 55-page opinion, that could just be a little-noticed throwaway, or could prove shockingly prescient. Read story

Semi Bird addresses the crowd at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park Graham on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

GOP candidates battle for endorsement in Washington governor race

Semi Bird addresses the crowd at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park Graham on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

April 9, 2024, 6:03am Election

Next week, thousands of Republicans will gather at the Spokane Convention Center to decide which candidates to endorse for the 2024 election, including for governor. Read story

A semi-automatic rifle is displayed above shotguns at Rainier Arms Friday, April 14, 2023, in Auburn, Wash. A Cowlitz County judge ruled Washington’s ban on high-capacity magazines unconstitutional Monday, but just minutes later the state Supreme Court issued an emergency order keeping the law on the books while the state appeals the decision.

Washington’s ban on high-capacity gun magazines ruled unconstitutional by Cowlitz County judge

A semi-automatic rifle is displayed above shotguns at Rainier Arms Friday, April 14, 2023, in Auburn, Wash. A Cowlitz County judge ruled Washington’s ban on high-capacity magazines unconstitutional Monday, but just minutes later the state Supreme Court issued an emergency order keeping the law on the books while the state appeals the decision.

April 8, 2024, 6:55pm Latest News

A Cowlitz County judge ruled Washington’s ban on high-capacity magazines unconstitutional Monday, but just minutes later the state Supreme Court issued an emergency order keeping the law on the books while the state appeals the decision. Read story

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women&#039;s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case that could impact how women get access to mifepristone, one of the two pills used in the most common type of abortion in the nation. (AP Photo/Allen G.

What the Supreme Court abortion pill case could mean for WA

FILE - Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women&#039;s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case that could impact how women get access to mifepristone, one of the two pills used in the most common type of abortion in the nation. (AP Photo/Allen G.

March 27, 2024, 7:30am Health

As the country parsed U.S. Supreme Court justices’ questions in a case that could restrict access to abortion pills, local Planned Parenthood leaders and Democratic elected officials said Washington has a lot at stake. Read story

A container of Narcan, or naloxone, sits on tree roots at a longstanding homeless encampment.

Southwest Washington cities OK interlocal agreement to form opioid abatement council

A container of Narcan, or naloxone, sits on tree roots at a longstanding homeless encampment.

March 27, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The city of Vancouver will soon be able to tap into opioid settlement funds to help fight Southwest Washington’s opioid crisis. Read story

FILE - Fake pill bottles with messages about OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma are displayed during a protest outside the courthouse where the bankruptcy of the company is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., on Aug. 9, 2021. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said more than $100 million in opioid settlement money has been directed to cities and counties in Washington, including more than $33 million to Clark County.

Clark County governments to receive combined $33 million from opioid litigations

FILE - Fake pill bottles with messages about OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma are displayed during a protest outside the courthouse where the bankruptcy of the company is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., on Aug. 9, 2021. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said more than $100 million in opioid settlement money has been directed to cities and counties in Washington, including more than $33 million to Clark County.

March 20, 2024, 6:18pm Clark County Health

Local governments in Clark County and across Washington received a combined $55 million to combat the opioid epidemic. The money comes from litigation resolutions between the state and opioid distributors, manufacturers and national pharmacy chains. Read story