Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Sep 22 2010
Nearly 100 sites in Washington sites join DEA’S nationwide effort  OLYMPIA — The abuse of prescription drugs inflicts a deadly toll in Washington state. Painkillers, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin soothe chronic pain and improve lives.  But such painkillers are increasingly abused by those who mix them with other drugs and alcohol or even crush and smoke them for a quick — and sometimes deadly — high.  Unused or expired painkillers left in medicine cabinets are contributing to the problem.
Aug 9 2010
SEATTLE – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and 33 other attorneys general reached an agreement with Internet message board host Topix.com to improve consumer protections and eliminate the $19.99 fee to expedite review of abusive or inappropriate posts.
Jul 21 2010
 Seattle man with prior convictions could be kept behind bars for yearsOLYMPIA — A new law requested by the state attorney general is already being used by at least one prosecutor to go after some of the most dangerous sexual predators.
May 21 2010
 Stadium High School group wins competition to present peer-based prevention programs GRAND MOUND – Teens from all over the state gathered at Great Wolf Lodge last week to share ideas about reducing drug and alcohol abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors. Among the PowerPoint slides, costumes, singing and role-playing, one theme came up again and again: Prescription drug abuse is a growing, yet hidden, threat to young people.
May 19 2010
 Videos, music deployed to fight drug and alcohol abuseGRAND MOUND – Teens from all over the state will compete to present the best peer-based programs to combat drug and alcohol abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors.
Apr 9 2010
Washington Health Foundation, PhRMA and AG McKenna Announce New Anti-Abuse Effort Seattle — College students in Washington State identified misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medicines as one of the fastest growing problems on their campuses. A powerful new coalition of local, state and national organizations announced on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 12:30 p.m., an effort to address this challenge.alth Foundation, PhRMA and AG McKenna Announce New Anti-Abuse Effort  
Mar 31 2010
OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna applauded today President Obama’s signing of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, saying the new law will help keep tobacco out of kids’ hands and restrain tax evasion.
Mar 18 2010
 OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna congratulated Congress on Wednesday for approving the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. The new law combats the multi-billion dollar Internet cigarette trade by restricting the mailing of tobacco products.
Mar 17 2010
 OLYMPIA — Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 159,000 kids every year in Washington state. However, there is only one club in Washington for Native American kids.
Mar 12 2010
BELLEVUE – Seattle native Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history, joined Attorney General Rob McKenna today at Chinook Middle School in Bellevue, Wash., to spread the message about the dangers of underage drinking. The event concluded Ohno’s five-city tour to schools throughout the country, a campaign established by the Apolo Anton Ohno Foundation in partnership with the The Century Council and its Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program.