Bob Ferguson

Judge: Washington state lawmakers' emails, texts are public

The emails and text messages of Washington state lawmakers are subject to public disclosure, a judge said Friday as he ruled in favor of a media …

Business

The Morning News: Washington's Eagle-Hunting Teens, Trump’s “Jaws” Trauma

Find out if the government shuts down tomorrow while you're at the Womxn's March 2.0. by Nathalie GrahamHi Donny Elizabeth Hoffman<b>It’s hard to</b> …

Seattle

Tech reporter guilty of rape scheme gets nearly 3 years

Defying the prosecutors' recommendation, a King County Superior Court judge gave a Seattle-based tech reporter who pleaded guilty raping several …

Crime

Limiting pain-med supply to 7 days among ways state leaders propose to fight opioid crisis

What Lisa Janicki wished she asked her son, and the pain she hopes no other family has to experience, compelled her to testify on a bill introduced …

Jay Inslee

Ferguson-Legislature spat highlights attorney general's role

The duties of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson are laid out in state law. Among them: to defend any state officer or employee in court if …

Government

Does Checking In Mean You Check Your Privacy at the Door?

You might think that a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your hotel or motel room doorknob guarantees that you'll be left alone. But since a gunman on the …

Hospitality

21 states sue FCC to restore net neutrality rules | Ars Technica

A long legal process starts now.<p>Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia today kicked off a lawsuit to overturn the Federal Communications …

Internet

Washington among 22 states suing over FCC’s net neutrality repeal

<b>News Brief:</b> A coalition of 22 states and the District of Columbia have filed a petition to appeal the Federal Communications Commission’s net …

Internet

Washington state will require court order to release driver’s license info to immigration authorities

<b>By Vianna Davila and Nina Shapiro</b>, <i>The Seattle Times</i><p>SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Licensing will no longer release personal information …

Immigration

Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.

Judiciary

Dungavel detention centre in slave labour shame as asylum seekers paid just £1 an hour for work

The centre is run by GEO Group, one of America's top private prison companies, who backed Trump's Presidential campaign.<p>An American firm that gave …

Immigration

Insider Exclusive: Gun Store Burglaries Up, More Guns Being Stolen, Says ATF

By Dave WorkmanThe dramatic smash-and-grab burglary of a Bellevue, Washington gun store — the second such incident at that store in the past two …

Guns

Washington Responds to Fed’s Marijuana Crackdown

Washington state officials responded to U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statement to roll back a President Obama-era policy that let the medical …

Cannabis

Justices to hear Washington appeal of salmon habitat order

The Supreme Court will review a court order that could force Washington state to pay billions of dollars to restore salmon habitat by removing …

Business

Washington state regularly gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities; Inslee orders temporary halt

Despite vowing not to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, Washington state has regularly been giving out personal information …

Immigration

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Hear Zoe Quinn, Bob Ferguson and others at the Crosscut Festival; Glimpse the future of AI; and more

In 2013, indie video game developer Zoe Quinn became the target of relentless and coordinated online harassment by men in the video game community. …

Jenny Durkan

Jeff Sessions' Marijuana War Faces a Foe in Washington State

For nearly a year, I waited for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to accept the longstanding offer from me and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to have …

Cannabis

AG Bob Ferguson Takes on Jeff Sessions in Newsweek

by Steven HsiehAttorney General, chess player, magazine writer JOE MABEL/WIKIMEDIA COMMONSWashington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is no …

Seattle

Could this be the year the death penalty is repealed in Washington state?

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are optimistic 2018 may bring the end of Washington’s death penalty, following changes in senate leadership and …

Death Penalty

Gov. Inslee lashes back at Sessions on cannabis policy

<b>By ALEX VISSER</b> <i>| WNPA Olympia News Bureau</i><p>OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said the Trump administration’s stand on cannabis legalization on the state level …

Cannabis Industry

U.S. Attorney General revokes hands-off attitude towards legalizing cannabis state-by-state

WASHINGTON - United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced his plan to roll back Obama-era policies on states legalizing marijuana.<p>The …

Cannabis

Washington, California Trying to Punish Businesses that Overly Cooperate with Feds on Immigration

We may find out in both Washington State and California, as the conflict between the states and the feds over immigration enforcement heats up.<p>In …

Kamala Harris

Saskatoon weather outlook: blast of snow, then into the deep freeze

A blast of snow before arctic air plunges back in.<p><b>Special Weather Statement</b><p>Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Prince …

Weather

State lawmakers to again consider eliminating capital punishment | Auburn Reporter

<b>By Taylor McAvoy/</b><i>WNPA Olympia News Bureau</i><p>A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state and require …

Death Penalty

Washington State Sues Motel 6 Over Sharing Guest Immigration Data

Washington state is suing Motel 6 for sharing guest information with immigration agents. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the state's attorney general, Bob Ferguson, about the case and marijuana policy.

Immigration

Jeff Sessions Wants "Return To Law" By Reigniting The War On Drugs

Last month, Jeff Sessions and the GOP went after medical marijuana protections and now Sessions is putting the entire legal cannabis industry in …

Cannabis Industry

Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year

The 60-day legislative session begins Monday, with lawmakers hoping they'll finish their work — which includes finalizing the last piece of a court …

Business

Ferguson lawsuit says OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma partnered with Washington state doctors to boost use of addictive painkiller

Newly unsealed sections of a lawsuit brought by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Purdue Pharma show how the company partnered …

Addiction

New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy on federal marijuana enforcement sparked an outcry from Republicans and Democrats.<p>They argue that Sessions is trampling on the rights of states that have decided to legalize pot for medical or …

Cannabis

A stoner’s guide to federal marijuana policy under Jeff Sessions – VICE News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off 2018 by rescinding an Obama-era policy on marijuana, triggering a level of paranoia among weed users and entrepreneurs more commonly associated with that person who ate way too many edibles from the dispensary.<p>The feds probably aren’t going to raid your …

Cannabis