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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 98 >

A municipal ordinance amending a prior ordinance may not be construed and applied retroactively unless a contrary intention is manifested by the most clear and unequivocal expression.

AGO 1957 NO. 125 >

A rule of the Washington Public Service Commission modifying a prior definition of "general freight" does not apply to rights existing in permits then outstanding where no such intention is expressed in the rule.