Attorney General 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 Despite Being Written Off, Write-Ins Remain In Race http://nwpr.org/post/despite-being-written-write-ins-remain-race <p>It’s been ten years since any Republican has won a statewide election in Oregon. In fact, the GOP failed to even get anyone on the ballot for two statewide offices in last May's primary. So at the last minute, the party recruited write-in candidates for Attorney General and Treasurer. Political observers have largely written off the two candidates. But that hasn’t stopped them from campaigning enthusiastically. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:28:35 +0000 Chris Lehman 16944 at http://nwpr.org Despite Being Written Off, Write-Ins Remain In Race Oregon Swears In First Female Attorney General http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-swears-first-female-attorney-general <p>Oregon has its first female Attorney General. Democrat Ellen Rosenblum was sworn into office Friday. She replaces John Kroger who stepped down earlier this month to become president of Reed College. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:48:35 +0000 Virginia Alvino 11004 at http://nwpr.org Candidates For Washington Attorney General Come Out Swinging http://nwpr.org/post/candidates-washington-attorney-general-come-out-swinging <p>The two leading candidates for Attorney General for the state of Washington held their first live debate Tuesday in Spokane. Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn are seeking the seat being vacated by Rob McKenna, who is running for Governor. Deborah Wang reports it was a spirited and sometimes sharp-edged debate. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:21:24 +0000 Deborah Wang 9923 at http://nwpr.org Democrats Pick Rosenblum For Attorney General http://nwpr.org/post/democrats-pick-rosenblum-attorney-general <p>Oregon is poised to have its first woman Attorney General. In Tuesday&#39;s Democratic primary election, former Oregon state judge Ellen Rosenblum cruised to victory over former federal prosecutor Dwight Holton.</p><p>It&#39;s not clear yet whether Rosenblum will face any opposition in November. No Republican filed for the office. But the GOP launched a last minute write-in campaign. Results of that effort won&#39;t be known for a few weeks. For now, Rosenblum is basking in her primary victory, which puts her one step closer to becoming Oregon&#39;s first female attorney general. She spoke to supporters at an election night party in Portland. Wed, 16 May 2012 23:50:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 8447 at http://nwpr.org Rosenblum Wins Democratic Attorney General Primary http://nwpr.org/post/rosenblum-wins-democratic-attorney-general-primary <p>Oregon Democrats have chosen former state judge Ellen Rosenblum as their nominee for Attorney General. She defeated form federal prosecutor Dwight Holton in Tuesday&#39;s primary election by a wide margin. But it&#39;s still not clear if Rosenblum will face any opposition in the general election this fall. As correspondent Chris Lehman reports, marijuana became a key issue in the race. Wed, 16 May 2012 13:41:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 8401 at http://nwpr.org Rosenblum Wins Democratic Attorney General Primary Oregon Attorney General Candidates Make Final Push http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-attorney-general-candidates-make-final-push <p>The two Democrats running for Oregon Attorney General are making a final push as Tuesday&#39;s election nears. Both of the candidates have raised about $600,000 each, according to the latest figures.</p><p>Current Oregon Attorney General John Kroger says he&#39;ll step down this summer to take a job at Reed College in Portland. That means whoever wins the Democratic primary could have an inside shot at taking over the job in a matter of months, if they&#39;re appointed by Democratic governor John Kitzhaber. Sat, 12 May 2012 00:01:12 +0000 Chris Lehman 8168 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Attorney General Candidates Make Final Push Democrats Vie For Oregon Attorney General's Job http://nwpr.org/post/democrats-vie-oregon-attorney-generals-job <p>Oregon Democrats will once again be virtually assured of choosing the next state Attorney General during their primary next month. That&#39;s because for the second election cycle in a row, no Republicans entered the race. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:50:05 +0000 Chris Lehman 7065 at http://nwpr.org Democrats Vie For Oregon Attorney General's Job Washington AG says settlement will help struggling homeowners http://nwpr.org/post/washington-ag-says-settlement-will-help-struggling-homeowners <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. -- After a year of negotiations, states, federal regulators and five of the biggest lenders have reached a $25 billion dollar settlement to change foreclosure practices. The goal of the settlement is to impose new restrictions on banks, and to fund loan modifications for homeowners. Backers hope the agreement will also help stabilize the housing market. KUOW&rsquo;s Amy Radil reports. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:56:32 +0000 Amy Radil 2905 at http://nwpr.org Washington AG says settlement will help struggling homeowners