Attorney General Rob McKenna and State Auditor Brian Sonntag yesterday kicked off the first meeting of their Open Government Task Force.
Note: Attorney General Rob McKenna and fellow attorneys general are in Taiwan this week as guests of the Taiwan Ministry of Justice, reciprocating for years of visits from Taiwanese prosecutors to the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Summer Meeting.
The Seattle P.I.'s David Horsey has a provacative cartoon today about the gang problem.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we encourage you to decorate your home or business with at least one purple light to remember victims who lost their lives because of domestic violence; to support those who survived domestic violecne; and to symbolize hope for those still living with abuse.
Our official visit continues to be blessed in many ways. Today we dodged a second typhoon, which moved below Taiwan into the South China Sea. Earlier this week, another typhoon veered north of the island and made landfall in western Japan. Taiwan's people and government can be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief at dodging these two recent storms, considering how hard they were hit by the typhoon of about two months ago. That hurricane took many lives and also swept away quite a few government officials whose performance was deemed inadequate -- including some officials with whom we had been scheduled to meet.