Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 16 2012

2012 Sunshine Week ButtonSunshine Week, which began Sunday, is a national initiative to promote open government and freedom of information.  It’s also a great time to celebrate a true hero of government openness and accountability.

Apr 25 2012

BackpageABCABC Television's "Nightline" program Tuesday night aired a terrific investigation into the trafficking of minors via the online classified site Backpage.com. 

May 09 2012

letter signed by 38 state and territorial Attorneys General, including Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, today urges 10 movie studios to adopt policies to eliminate tobacco depictions in youth-rated movies.

May 22 2012

Do you believe that Backpage – the online marketplace for prostitution – is an ally in the fight against human trafficking? Imagine our surprise when we opened our copies of the Seattle Times to find Backpage attorney Liz McDougall [“Backpage.com is an ally in fight against human trafficking,” Opinion, May 7] making this jaw-dropping claim.

Aug 01 2012

BackpageABCTwo recent arrests offer a sobering reminder of what’s at stake in the fight over so-called “adult services” advertisements.