Bob Ferguson http://nwpr.org en Washington AG Puts Health Plans On Notice To Cover Same-Sex Spouses http://nwpr.org/post/washington-ag-puts-health-plans-notice-cover-same-sex-spouses <p>Washington’s attorney general is reminding employers they may not discriminate against same-sex spouses when it comes to health coverage. That warning Thursday follows a discrimination complaint earlier this year against O’Reilly Auto Parts. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:45:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins 47080 at http://nwpr.org Washington AG Puts Health Plans On Notice To Cover Same-Sex Spouses Wash. Attorney General Orders T-Mobile To Stop Deceptive Ads and Refund Consumers http://nwpr.org/post/wash-attorney-general-orders-t-mobile-stop-deceptive-ads-and-refund-consumers <p>A recent ad campaign launched by Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA is deceptive and must be changed.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:43:05 +0000 Lisa Brooks 26486 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Attorney General Orders T-Mobile To Stop Deceptive Ads and Refund Consumers Florist Attorney Wants Discrimination Case Moved To Federal Court http://nwpr.org/post/florist-attorney-wants-discrimination-case-moved-federal-court <p></p><p></p><p>The lawyer for a Richland, Wash., florist being sued for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says he hopes to move the lawsuit to federal court as a First Amendment case. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:52:48 +0000 Cathy Duchamp 25756 at http://nwpr.org Pressure Mounts On Feds To Intervene In Washington, Colorado Pot Laws http://nwpr.org/post/pressure-mounts-feds-intervene-washington-colorado-pot-laws <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030513AJ_DrugTreaty_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday. He will likely get questions about Washington and Colorado’s new marijuana laws. Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to block the pot legalization measures.<p>The new push for federal invention comes from a United Nations-based drug agency and nine former DEA chiefs. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:38:32 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23795 at http://nwpr.org Pressure Mounts On Feds To Intervene In Washington, Colorado Pot Laws Oregon, Washington File Briefs In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-washington-file-briefs-support-same-sex-marriage <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022813CL_marriagebrief_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – The top state prosecutors in Oregon and Washington have filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage. The high court is expected to take up the cases later this month.<p>The first case involves an effort to strike down California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:02:15 +0000 Chris Lehman 23547 at http://nwpr.org Oregon, Washington File Briefs In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Fresh Litigation Over Hanford A 'Definite Possibility' Says Washington AG http://nwpr.org/post/fresh-litigation-over-hanford-definite-possibility-says-washington-ag <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022113AJ_HanfordMeet_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The latest Hanford waste leak will be on the agenda as Washington Governor Jay Inslee meets Friday with US Energy Secretary Stephen Chu. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:51:04 +0000 Austin Jenkins 23154 at http://nwpr.org Fresh Litigation Over Hanford A 'Definite Possibility' Says Washington AG Ferguson Leads For WA Attorney General http://nwpr.org/post/ferguson-leads-wa-attorney-general <p>Initial election results place King County Council member Bob Ferguson in the lead for Washington Attorney General. Ferguson, a Democrat, gave a tentative thumbs-up during his appearance Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:43:59 +0000 Amy Radil 17988 at http://nwpr.org Ferguson Leads For WA Attorney General