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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 16 2012
Sunshine 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.
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.
Jan 12 2011
In an effort to promote increased awareness of the work of the Legislature and to encourage regular people to provide input on the legislative process, State Auditor Brian Sonntag and I offer our support to the Washington Policy Center’s constitutional transparency amendment. 
Oct 08 2010
Authorities in Kennewick will be on the lookout for this man on Wednesday.  
Jun 24 2010
AG McKenna and Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed held an impromptu news conference this morning to discuss the case and answer questions from reporters. We've posted the audio here.
Apr 27 2010
 Attorney General McKenna's guest column about election transparency appears in today's Seattle Times.
Apr 27 2010
If you're overwhelmed by the the idea of poring through all those briefs on the Secretary of State's site as previously suggested, we've developed a Cliff's Notes backgrounder to help you. Or simply check out some of the recent news stories and editorials on the case...
Mar 17 2010
Our state’s laws allow access to most government records. All you have to do is ask. Generally, these laws work as intended, allowing citizens to engage in an open and transparent dialogue with the government that serves them.
Jan 22 2010
 We're grateful that two major newspapers are saying nice things about our dual proposals to rein in the abuses of our eminent domain laws.
Oct 06 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna and State Auditor Brian Sonntag yesterday kicked off the first meeting of their Open Government Task Force.