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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

QFC store in Bellevue, Washington. Washington&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s lawsuit is the first state or federal attempt to halt the acquisition of Albertsons, which owns Safeway and Haggen, by Kroger, which owns QFC and Fred Meyer.

Shoppers love WA’s move to block Kroger-Albertsons merger, but legal experts are puzzled

QFC store in Bellevue, Washington. Washington&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s lawsuit is the first state or federal attempt to halt the acquisition of Albertsons, which owns Safeway and Haggen, by Kroger, which owns QFC and Fred Meyer.

January 21, 2024, 6:03am Business

A lawsuit by Washington state to block a proposed $25 billion merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons is getting some qualified kudos from legal experts and lots (and lots) of love from Washington grocery shoppers. Read story

The Attorney General's Office expects to send more than 400,000 checks to Washington households by the end of the year because the state has settled a series of price-fixing lawsuits with chicken and tuna producers.

Tuna, chicken settlement checks from Washington AG’s Office are legitimate – don’t throw them away

The Attorney General's Office expects to send more than 400,000 checks to Washington households by the end of the year because the state has settled a series of price-fixing lawsuits with chicken and tuna producers.

January 4, 2024, 6:05am Business

If you get a check in the mail from the Washington Attorney General’s Office, don’t throw it away. It’s not a scam, as feared by several who called The Columbian after the unexpected checks arrived. Read story

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, left, and Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson are running for Washington governor in 2024.

Ferguson hits Reichert on abortion rights — and Trump — at big Seattle fundraiser

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, left, and Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson are running for Washington governor in 2024.

December 6, 2023, 9:53am Election

The gubernatorial primary may be eight months away, but Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson is already looking ahead to a presumed 2024 matchup against former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert — and Donald Trump. Read story

Ophelia Noble of Vancouver speaks during a community forum in March 2018 at Clark College in Vancouver.

Washington AG sues Ophelia Noble, whose Noble Foundation is meant to aid Clark, Cowlitz counties’ people of color

Ophelia Noble of Vancouver speaks during a community forum in March 2018 at Clark College in Vancouver.

September 11, 2023, 5:57pm Clark County News

A Longview woman who founded and ran a charity to assist communities of color in Clark and Cowlitz counties has been sued by the state alleging she and family members diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in private, state and county funds for their personal use. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care on April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle. Attorney General Ferguson launched an exploratory campaign for governor on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, one day after incumbent Jay Inslee announced he would not run again.

WA attorney general challenges Idaho’s abortion travel ban

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care on April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle. Attorney General Ferguson launched an exploratory campaign for governor on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, one day after incumbent Jay Inslee announced he would not run again.

August 1, 2023, 7:41am Latest News

Washington is joining several states in challenging Idaho’s recent abortion travel ban, arguing the new law is harmful and has already flooded Idaho’s neighbors with residents seeking care, according to a brief filed Monday. Read story

A handle sits at the ready on a gasoline pump at a Shell stastion Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in Englewood, Colo.

WA gas prices top nation as lawmakers take aim at oil industry profits

A handle sits at the ready on a gasoline pump at a Shell stastion Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in Englewood, Colo.

July 14, 2023, 7:21am Latest News

Washington drivers for weeks have paid the highest gas prices in the nation. And now some state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee are forming plans to force oil companies to disclose how much money they’re making. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, seen in Seattle in April, is facing further scrutiny over his shifting of $1.2 million of contributions from past campaigns into the account for his 2024 bid for governor.

Complaint pushes for Ferguson to reveal donors of $1.2M in campaign transfers

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, seen in Seattle in April, is facing further scrutiny over his shifting of $1.2 million of contributions from past campaigns into the account for his 2024 bid for governor.

July 11, 2023, 10:23am Latest News

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is facing further scrutiny over his shifting of $1.2 million of contributions from past campaigns into the account for his 2024 bid for governor. Read story