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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General’s anti-gang bill will be considered by a key legislative committee on Wednesday. 
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement responding to today’s federal court of appeals decision that the lawsuit concerning Yucca Mountain’s designation as a national nuclear waste disposal can move forward:
Attorney General’s Office to make the case for protections for vulnerable communities OLYMPIA – Lawmakers are in town getting a jump on the 2011 legislative session, and the Attorney General’s Office has been granted an important opportunity to pitch a bill to reduce gang violence.
SEATTLE – Following a recent FBI report that Washington led the nation in the number of child prostitutes recovered as part of a nationwide crackdown on child traffickers and pimps, Seattle Against Slavery (SAS), Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, and other non-profit and governmental partners announced a unique new multi-language poster campaign empowering victims of human trafficking to self-identify and access help. 
YAKIMA – Speaking in a neighborhood often touched by gang crimes, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced a new proposal to combat gang violence.
Senior U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle in Spokane has approved and entered a judicial consent decree that imposes a new, enforceable and achievable schedule for cleaning up waste from Hanford’s underground tanks.
Investigators have linked alcoholic “energy” drinks to the alcohol poisoning that hospitalized nine college students after a party in Roslyn, Wash., on Oct. 9. The investigation also concluded that no students were given drugs or alcohol without their knowledge and that no sexual assault occurred.
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna will serve as Master of Ceremonies and welcoming speaker at the Opening Celebration of the Washington Prevention Summit from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night.
“Safe Call Now” addresses domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health  BELLEVUE – Police officers, firefighters and other public safety officers often suffer personal problems caused by the tragedy they see on the job, leading to increased substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide rates. Employee assistance programs are under-utilized, as many officers believe that admitting to a problem will cost them their jobs.
 Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna hosts anti-crime forum SEATTLE – With crime overwhelming Mexican police and prosecutors, attorneys general in the United States are stepping forward to help their colleagues from south of the border.