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Bob Ferguson

Ahead of possible rule change, AG Bob Ferguson moves $1.2M ‘surplus’ to gubernatorial campaign

May 12, 2023, 7:41am Northwest

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has shifted more than $1.2 million in surplus campaign funds to his 2024 gubernatorial bid — getting ahead of possible rule changes cracking down on such transfers. Read story

FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. In a 5-4 decision Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, the Washington Supreme Court upheld an $18 million campaign finance penalty against the Consumer Brands Association, formerly known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Ferguson sued the group in 2013, alleging that it spent $11 million to oppose a ballot initiative without registering as a political committee or disclosing the source of the money. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington campaign surplus rule eyed

FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. In a 5-4 decision Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, the Washington Supreme Court upheld an $18 million campaign finance penalty against the Consumer Brands Association, formerly known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Ferguson sued the group in 2013, alleging that it spent $11 million to oppose a ballot initiative without registering as a political committee or disclosing the source of the money. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 30, 2023, 10:30am Election

Washington’s campaign-finance watchdog is eyeing whether to close a loophole that could give Attorney General Bob Ferguson a big campaign cash advantage if he runs for governor next year. Read story

AG sues Puppyland over alleged false health guarantees, predatory loans

April 12, 2023, 7:46am Latest News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against Puppyland, alleging that the company misrepresents its breeding standards and health guarantees of its dogs and pressures buyers into high-interest loans. Read story

Washington preparing for conflict with anti-abortion states

February 24, 2023, 7:53am Latest News

The state attorney general’s office and Democratic lawmakers are arming themselves for potential conflict with anti-abortion states, pursuing tactics aimed at fending off attempts to use laws elsewhere to prosecute or sue people in Washington involved in terminating pregnancies. Read story

FILE - A Rite Aid logo is displayed on its store in Pittsburgh, on Jan. 12, 2022. Rite Aid is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. The policy went into effect Monday, June 27, at the drugstore chain, which has limited the purchase of Plan B pills to three units per customer due to increased demand, a company spokesperson said. (AP Photo/Gene J.

Washington attorney general sues Kroger, Albertsons, Rite Aid over opioid crisis

FILE - A Rite Aid logo is displayed on its store in Pittsburgh, on Jan. 12, 2022. Rite Aid is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade. The policy went into effect Monday, June 27, at the drugstore chain, which has limited the purchase of Plan B pills to three units per customer due to increased demand, a company spokesperson said. (AP Photo/Gene J.

December 22, 2022, 7:48am Business

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday his office is suing Kroger, Albertsons and Rite Aid, arguing their pharmacy chains failed to act as the “final barrier” against the overprescription of opioids. Read story

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Inslee, Ferguson propose assault weapons ban, gun purchase permit

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December 19, 2022, 6:25pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced legislative proposals on Monday that would prohibit assault weapons, require a permit to purchase a gun and make gun sellers potentially liable for negligent sales in the state. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Seattle at an event held by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to talk about efforts in Washington state to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee, Ferguson join efforts to ban semiautomatic rifles in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Seattle at an event held by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to talk about efforts in Washington state to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 8, 2022, 2:55pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson will request legislation for a statewide ban on the purchase or transfer of assault-style semiautomatic rifles as part of the latest push by firearms-safety advocates in Olympia. Read story

In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.

Washington AG sues gun shop over high-capacity magazine sales

In this Tuesday, June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 10 shot magazine, left, and a 15 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.

December 7, 2022, 1:21pm Latest News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing a Federal Way gun shop, saying it unlawfully sold high-capacity magazines to investigators during a compliance operation. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington attorney general seeks $1.5M to combat organized retail crime

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks March 23, 2022, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 29, 2022, 11:11am Latest News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office is requesting $1.5 million a year from the state Legislature to establish an organized retail crime unit. Read story

FILE - The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia, May 16, 2012. Facebook says it has identified and stopped a sprawling network of fake accounts that spread Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine throughout Western Europe. Facebook parent company Meta says the network created 60 websites that mimicked legitimate news organizations but parroted Russian talking points about Ukraine.

Judge: Facebook intentionally violated WA campaign finance law 822 times

FILE - The Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia, May 16, 2012. Facebook says it has identified and stopped a sprawling network of fake accounts that spread Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine throughout Western Europe. Facebook parent company Meta says the network created 60 websites that mimicked legitimate news organizations but parroted Russian talking points about Ukraine.

October 7, 2022, 8:30am Latest News

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, intentionally violated Washington’s longstanding campaign finance law 822 times, a King County Superior Court judge wrote Thursday, opening the social media giant up to millions of dollars in potential fines. Read story