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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

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Washington to get over $370 million from lawsuit resolutions to fight opioid addiction

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

June 13, 2023, 7:38am Health

The state of Washington will get $371.8 million to fight opioid addiction after resolving a lawsuit against opioid producing and selling companies, the state Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. Read story

Randy Krause, Port of Seattle Fire Chief, shows the Times a sample of the PFAS product that when mixed with 97% water, produces a bubble bath that puts out fires far faster and more efficiently than only water does on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. But research has shown that PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," can increase health risks for certain cancers and other diseases. Sea-Tac is now trying to phase out their use. (Ellen M.

Washington AG sues PFAS manufacturers, seeks money for cleanup of drinking water

Randy Krause, Port of Seattle Fire Chief, shows the Times a sample of the PFAS product that when mixed with 97% water, produces a bubble bath that puts out fires far faster and more efficiently than only water does on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. But research has shown that PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," can increase health risks for certain cancers and other diseases. Sea-Tac is now trying to phase out their use. (Ellen M.

May 31, 2023, 7:48am Health

The state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals,” asserting the companies knew about their risks to the environment and humans for decades but lied and kept that knowledge hidden from the government and public to protect their businesses. Read story

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

‘Not tools of self-defense’: Ferguson makes case for Washington’s new semiautomatic rifle ban

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

May 25, 2023, 7:36am Latest News

Courthouse sparring is ramping up in a case that could eventually decide whether Washington’s newly adopted ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles is constitutional. Read story

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