Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 08 2011
Yesterday's Tri-City Herald editorial includes numbers that underscore the importance of tackling the state's public safety emergency.
Mar 07 2011
The Tri-City Herald reports that Attorney General Rob McKenna realized the severity of Washington’s mounting gang problem in 2005. McKenna discussed his awareness at a Richland Rotary Club meeting earlier this month:
Mar 03 2011
In a story that aired this week, KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen spoke with convicted bank robber Matthew Silva, who has made more than 125 public records requests—or “PRRs”— to the Department of Corrections (DOC), requiring more than 1400 taxpayer-funded staff hours to respond.
Feb 23 2011
Yakama Nation member: "We need something to help us to remain safe in our town" As the Legislature continues to consider a bill to reduce gang violence, consider the words of those most impacted by the issue. On Jan. 19, community activists, parents who’ve lost children, officers who police gang-plagued cities, public officials and others came to Olympia to speak out. They pleaded with the House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, urging them to pass HB 1126.
Feb 15 2011
Q13 TV and other media outlets announced an important campaign yesterday.
Feb 09 2011
The Bellingham Herald reported that Whatcom County has recently faced a harsh gang reality. Since 2007, the county’s gang violence has risen nearly 34 percent
Dec 10 2010
 We've just created a Facebook page that will provide information about our anti-gang legisation and create a platform for sharing ideas, news and information about what's going on in your community.
Nov 04 2010
 Today KIRO's Chris Sullivan offers this disturbing report.
Oct 21 2010
Toppenish restaurant owner Jose Gatica recently told KIMA TV last year his Las Palomas restaurant was tagged at least three times a month. This year, he says, the amount of graffiti has dropped.KIMA TV in Yakima today reports that gang activity across the city of Toppenish has been reduced by half-- thanks to a committed community working together. The Washington State Attorney General's Office has been working with community leaders, law enforcement and legislators to pass legislation to assist in the fight against gangs-- and will continue this effort into the future.
Oct 15 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna agrees: "This ruling affirms the rights of states to withhold the right to vote from those who've committed the most serious crimes against society."