When President Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, he explained that: “we are working to protect victims of human trafficking with effective services and support, prosecute traffickers through consistent enforcement, and prevent human rights abuses by furthering public awareness and addressing the root causes of modern slavery. The steadfast defense of human rights is an essential part of our national identity, and as long as individuals suffer the violence of slavery and human trafficking, we must continue the fight.”
Who goes Indianapolis before the Super Bowl and leaves before the big game?
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna last week announced a $25 billion national mortgage settlement with five of the nation’s largest banks – the largest consumer settlement in history. David Huey, senior counsel with state Attorney General’s consumer protection division – one of the lead state negotiators in the settlement — answered questions about the settlement this week during a live chat with The Seattle Times.
The News Tribune's "Lights & Sirens" blog has one of the latest example of minors advertised on the online classified site Backpage.com.
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and 44 other Attorneys General today sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations committees, urging them to support federal funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) program in the 2013 appropriations bill.