Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 20 2011
Attorney General McKenna this week congratulated Facebook for deploying a powerful new program, developed by Microsoft, to combat terrible crimes against kids. The New York Times describes the cutting-edge technology
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 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
Nov 04 2010
 Today KIRO's Chris Sullivan offers this disturbing report.
Nov 03 2010
Following a news conference at Central Washington University last week, Attorney General McKenna appeared on KING TV's "New Day Northwest" program to talk about the threat of alcoholic energy drinks
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.
Aug 20 2010
The DEA will host a national take-back day for unused medications on Sept. 25.
May 25 2010
In observance of National Missing Children's Day, Attorney General McKenna will speak at the Tacoma Safe Child Town Hall event tonight . Here's more information from  Community Watch : Join CommunityWatch, Take 25, and Washington State PTA, and the Tacoma PTA, as well as our phenomenal speakers (see below for
Mar 04 2010
 Attorney General McKenna's guest editorial on the AGO's child pornography bill appeared in Friday's Tri-City Herald.
Feb 09 2010
AG McKenna recently posted a guest op-ed on the online news and opinion site, Publicola.