This past month, we joined forces with other states in opening an investigation on behalf of Washington consumers into Volkswagen’s emissions workaround. Our newly formed civil rights unit filed suit to stop the sexual harassment of female employees at an Eastern Washington car dealership, and our consumer protection team put a stop to a phony training scam that was endangering adult family home residents.
Also on the consumer front, restitution is now available for victims of a deceptive marketing scheme used in the online sales of the “Pimsleur Approach” audio language courses.
We continued our work to promote the transparency and integrity of our state’s election process and also issued the first major rewrite of our online Open Government Resource Manual.
I had the opportunity to visit the Tri-Cities this month, and I recently appeared on TWV’s “Inside Olympia” with host Austin Jenkins for an hour-long interview.
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