Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 12 2009

An agreement was reached between Washington State and federal parties to resume the timely cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after years of lawsuits and missed deadlines.

Aug 13 2009

Attorney General McKenna addressed the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.  According to the Yakima Herald:

McKenna came at an opportune moment to deliver his thoughts on the state's responsibility to address the issue.

Read more about our office's 2007 proposal for anti-gang legislation, and our press release when those laws went into effect.

Aug 19 2009

Attorney General McKenna broadens the offensive against prescription drug abuse by providing statistics to the News Tribune.

Aug 21 2009

An interesting editorial has been published by the Yakima Herald. It talks about a frightening gang-related weapons seizure:

Cop carHere's just a glimpse of what was taken during the drug-related arrest: a MAC-11 machine-gun pistol, several AK-47s, homemade silencers, shortened AR-15 rifles and shotguns. The total: 33 guns. Don't forget the three pipe bombs and a bag full of rolled-up $100 bills totaling thousands of dollars.

Aug 27 2009

pillsYesterday CNN reported on the latest study from the National Center on Addiction. The study includes disturbing news about teen drug abuse