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Bob Ferguson

Meets with fellow AGs about prescription drug threat Washington, D.C. – He knew something wasn’t right when he heard that actress Brittany Murphy died from “natural causes.”
 Attorney General-sponsored bills survive the committee process with overwhelming support OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna expressed his gratitude to state legislators today for allowing several AG-requested bills to be approved by key committees, setting the stage for final legislative approval.
 OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will speak to legislators on Wednesday about the urgency of passing a bill that attacks the child pornography industry. For the first time this session, he’ll personally appear at a public hearing for legislation that upgrades state law to better prosecute those who intentionally access images and videos of child molestations.
 Bipartisan group of legislators join McKenna’s call to get tough on domestic abusers, criminals who exploit children or seniors  OLYMPIA — When shocking crimes are committed by repeat offenders, members of the public often ask elected officials why they didn’t do more to keep those criminals off the streets.
OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will be joined by a bipartisan coalition of legislators on Monday as he rolls out his agenda for the 2010 legislative session.
Many adults enjoy drinking during the holidays. But the Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking points out that too many parties end tragically when a curious child suffers alcohol poisoning or a friend or relative gets behind the wheel after drinking.
OLYMPIA – They have names like “Joose” and “Max Fury.”  According to state attorneys general, these super-caffeinated alcoholic concoctions may not be safe. And worse, they’re being marketed to young people.
Their stories are devastating: A Bothell couple whose 17-year-old son lost his life to a toxic combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, a Mukilteo parent whose high-schooler’s fatal addiction started when he smoked OxyContin, and a Seattle physician whose 24-year-old son died from an overdose of Oxycodone and cocaine.
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, in partnership with the Entertainment Software Association Foundation andWeb Wise Kids, today announced the launch of a statewide program that uses video games to help students, teachers, and parents better understand safe use of the Internet and other technology.