Heath Ledger was on top of the world. In 2007, having been nominated for an Oscar for his role in the critically-acclaimed film Brokeback Mountain, the Australian actor had his pick of challenging, rewarding roles. Ledger had already appeared in many popular films, including Ten Things I Hate about You (filmed in part in the state of Washington). And having just turned in a buzz-worthy appearance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, Ledger's star was about to rise even higher.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General McKenna and State Superintendent Dorn announce youth Internet safety program
OLYMPIA– On Monday, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will announce their partnership with the Entertainment Software Association Foundation and the non-profit Web Wise Kids to introduce an innovative youth Internet safety program that will be used in 70 Washington schools.
GRAND MOUND – Proving that you don’t have to give in to fit in, Washington teens wowed their peers and adult mentors with clever marketing campaigns, peer support programs and even hip-hop aimed at preventing youth drug and alcohol abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors.
Ryan DePuy was an athletic, affectionate teenager from Bothell, Washington. According to his parents, their soccer-loving son was the last person anyone would expect to experiment with drugs.
OLYMPIA--Attorney General Rob McKenna today joined 24 other state Attorneys General in urging MillerCoors, LLC to abandon its plan to introduce a new alcoholic energy drink -- Sparks Red -- that contains significantly boosted alcohol content.
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today reminded parents of the importance of reading video game ratings to ensure that content is suitable for their children. The Attorney General’s Office has received a couple of recent complaints from consumers concerned about violent and sexually explicit content in popular video games.
OLYMPIA – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that Facebook has agreed to take significant steps to better protect children on its Web site. McKenna joined attorneys general nationwide in signing an agreement with Facebook, in which they emphasize their shared goal of protecting children from inappropriate content and unwanted contact by adults.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna was honored with the Washington State PTA’s “Friend of Children” Award during its 95th Annual Convention in SeaTac on Saturday. The award is the highest given by the Washington State PTA, and is presented to a group or individual performing outstanding work on behalf of children throughout the year.
As a member of the Washington Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking-- or RUaD-- Attorney General Rob McKenna will join local leaders in Wenatchee tonight for a special town hall meeting on underage drinking.
Olympia – Attorney General Rob McKenna is urging law enforcement, court officials, corrections officials, education professionals, community health and safety representatives, tribal leaders and others to participate in the 3rd Annual Washington Community Safety Summit, Sept. 25-27 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington.