Bob Ferguson

Same-Sex Health Coverage
7:45 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Washington AG Puts Health Plans On Notice To Cover Same-Sex Spouses

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Credit Photo courtesy Washington Attorney General's office

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.

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Phone Plans
4:43 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Wash. Attorney General Orders T-Mobile To Stop Deceptive Ads and Refund Consumers

Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Credit Washington Attorney General Office

A recent ad campaign launched by Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA is deceptive and must be changed.

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Discrimination Lawsuit
4:52 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Florist Attorney Wants Discrimination Case Moved To Federal Court

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.

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Legal Marijuana
5:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pressure Mounts On Feds To Intervene In Washington, Colorado Pot Laws

Petr Brož Wikimedia

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 5:36 pm

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.

The new push for federal invention comes from a United Nations-based drug agency and nine former DEA chiefs. They say Washington and Colorado's new recreational pot laws violate international treaties.

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Same-Sex Marriage
5:02 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Oregon, Washington File Briefs In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 4:43 pm

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.

The first case involves an effort to strike down California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. The second case involves efforts to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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Hanford Leak
4:51 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Fresh Litigation Over Hanford A 'Definite Possibility' Says Washington AG

Department of Energy

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 4:12 pm

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. Meanwhile, Washington’s Attorney General says legal action to force a more aggressive clean up schedule at Hanford is possible.

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WA Attorney General
7:43 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ferguson Leads For WA Attorney General

Photo of Bob Ferguson.
Credit Photo Credit: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons

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.

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