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Q&A: Mike Vaska on his run for attorney general

Longtime Seattle lawyer Mike Vaska is running to become Washington State’s next attorney general. Vaska, a Republican, is hoping to deny incumbent Bob Ferguson a...Read More

Judge rules that Inslee’s transportation budget vetoes exceeded his authority

A Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled that Gov. Inslee’s 2019 vetoes of provisions in the state’s two-year transportation budget exceeded his constitutional authority. Judge Carol...Read More

Monsanto to pay record $95 million to end Ferguson’s lawsuit over PCBS

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Monsanto will pay $95 million to resolve Ferguson’s lawsuit over the company’s manufacturing, marketing and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)....Read More

Ferguson joins lawsuit against DeVos’ Title IX rules change

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined 17 other attorneys general yesterday to file a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s new rule on reporting sexual assault...Read More

In wake of protests, Seattle City Attorney announces withdrawal of consent decree motion

On Wednesday afternoon, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the following statement regarding George Floyd, recent demonstrations in Seattle, and the federal consent decree with...Read More

The challenge of bail reform amidst the protests this week

Following George Floyd’s murder by a police officer and the ensuing protests in Minneapolis and beyond, celebrity model Chrissy Tiegen tweeted that she was “committed...Read More

Washington Supreme Court denies petition for early release of inmates

In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court denied a petition calling for the early release thousands of inmates from Washington prisons to...Read More

Washington Supreme Court reinstates record-setting penalty against Grocery Manufacturers Association

The Washington State Supreme Court reinstated an $18 million penalty today against the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) – now known as the Consumer Brand Association...Read More

Inslee appoints Superior Court Judge G. Helen Whitener to state Supreme Court

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Pierce County Superior Court Judge G. Heleb Whitener to the state Supreme Court today. Judge Whitener will replace Justice Charles Wiggins,...Read More

Senate bills passed Tuesday target criminal justice, health care

Several bills passed in the Senate Tuesday, covering a wide array of issues related to criminal justice, health care and families on public assistance. These...Read More