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Bob Ferguson

May 31 2011
Editors ask, "Why should businesses in Washington be concerned about gangs? And, what can employers do to curb the disturbing trend of young children being recruited into gangs?"
Apr 12 2011
KUOW is in the middle of a week-long series on gang violence (links include audio).
Mar 17 2011
Unfortunately, a series of new gang crimes are in the news this week.
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:
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 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
Feb 04 2011
In case you missed it, the ACLU has launched a campaign of fear and deception about a bipartisan bill to reduce gang violence.
Jan 20 2011
As KING 5 News reporter Drew Mikkelsen reports, police and prosecutors testified in favor of it at Wednesday's standing-room-only hearing at the Capitol
Dec 23 2010
Attorney General McKenna's New Year's Resolution for 2011 is on Publicola.net.