Mar 27 2019
OLYMPIA — Today, with a bipartisan vote of 33-12 in the Washington State Senate, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation to raise the sale age for tobacco and vapor products to 21.
Mar 22 2019
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion for preliminary injunction, asking a federal court to block the Trump Administration’s family planning “gag rule” before the rule goes into effect. The rule impacts Title X, the federal funding program for reproductive healthcare and family planning services.
Mar 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy’s practice of scraping the hulls of decommissioned vessels in a way that releases metals and other contaminants into Sinclair Inlet. This contamination can harm marine life up and down the food chain, including salmon and orcas.
Mar 19 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today committed $750,000 in grant funds to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits as part of his Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).
Mar 19 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee offered the following statement on potential funding sources for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall:
Mar 12 2019
Ferguson: Distributors ignored red flags while pouring staggering amounts of opioids into Washington
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against the three largest distributors of prescription opioids in Washington state, arguing that they failed to alert law enforcement of suspicious opioid orders, and illegally shipped those orders into Washington for years, and contributed to the illegal supply of opioids, fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.
Mar 7 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to 262 firearms dealers in counties where sheriffs have indicated they will not enforce I-1639, warning that, regardless of local officials’ opposition to Initiative 1639, firearms dealers are still required to follow state law.
Mar 5 2019
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit [LINK] in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington challenging the Trump Administration’s “gag rule” that impacts federal funding for reproductive healthcare and family planning services. Ferguson announced the lawsuit on Feb. 25.
Mar 4 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on Initiative 1639, directing the document to sheriffs across the state and releasing it to the general public online.
Mar 4 2019
With bipartisan support, the Washington House of Representatives today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation prohibiting the manufacture of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns.