June 14, 2024 8:37 pm

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas challenge to restrict access to abortion pill


OLYMPIA—On Thursday, June 13, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the state of Texas’ challenge to change mifepristone’s legal status which would have restricted access to the abortion pill for millions of women. This is the court’s first major abortion-related ruling since overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022.  “This case was never about science,” Representative […]

Ballotgate: Official complaints filed against AG Ferguson for pressuring SOS to break the law


ISSAQUAH—Washington state gubernatorial hopeful, Senator Mark Mullet (D), on May 28, filed official ethics complaints with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board alleging that Attorney General (AG) Bob Ferguson used his public office for his political campaign, a violation of RCW 42.52.180, and the other with the Washington State Bar Association for conflict of interest. […]

New allegations surface that Ferguson violated state law for personal gain


SEATTLE—Recent actions of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Bob Ferguson (AG Ferguson) against two political opponents who share a similar name, and then willfully directing Secretary of State Steve Hobbs to allegedly violate Washington state law by modifying the Primary Election ballot at the detriment of all other down ballot candidates, has prominent figures not […]

Reichert holds latest campaign fundraiser at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish


SNOHOMISH—Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Reichert held a fundraiser event at Thomas Family Farms in Snohomish Tuesday, May 21. The event was hosted by State Representative/Snohomish County Councilman Sam Low and Snohomish County Councilman Nate Nehring with approximately 175 attendees. The evening began around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and included a dinner, keynote speakers, and opportunities to […]

Latest polling has Ferguson leading gubernatorial field but all may not be rosy

gubernatorial polling

SEATTLE—New gubernatorial polling from the left-leaning Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) has Attorney General Robert “Bob” Ferguson leading in a head-to-head General Election match-up with Republican candidate Dave Reichert. However, a four-way race that includes endorsed Washington State Republican Party Candidate Semi Bird and Democratic challenger Mark Mullet shows opportunity for Republicans ahead of the August […]

Gubernatorial candidate says she feels bullied out of the race

El'ona Kearney

SEATAC—Democratic Gubernatorial candidate El’ona Kearney says she feels the Democratic Party is bullying her out of the gubernatorial race to direct votes toward her opponent’s campaign, Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Kearney is one of four women running for Washington State governor alongside Cassondra Hanson (D), Jennifer Hoover (R), and Rosetta Marshall-Williams (Independent). She has also […]

Ferguson campaign threatens legal action against gubernatorial opponents


SEATTLE, Wash., May 13, 2024—Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by former King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, held a press conference in Seattle, Monday, May 13, addressing the two other “Bob Fergusons” that filed for the Governor race last week and threatened legal action if they do not drop out of the race by […]

Three Bob Fergusons now running for governor as race takes turn for the weird

Bob Fergusons

OLYMPIA—The number of Bob Fergusons running to be Washington’s next governor grew to three on Friday. A conservative Republican activist threw a monkey wrench into the race by recruiting two last-minute Democratic candidates who share the same name as the party’s presumed front-runner. The newcomers, one from Yakima and the other Graham, will now share […]

Inslee proclaims Law Enforcement Recognition Week

Law Enforcement

OLYMPIA—For their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty or for their distinguished exceptional meritorious conduct, 22 law enforcement officers were recognized on Friday, May 3, at the 2024 Peace Officers Memorial and Law Enforcement Medal of Honor Ceremony. “I want to say thanks for just being there in those moments of extreme danger and […]

County and local cities receive $61 million from opioid settlement

Snohomish County opioid

OLYMPIA—Snohomish County and local cities are set to receive approximately $61,189,456.22 from efforts led by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office that will be used to fight the opioid epidemic statewide, his office states. The dollars come from settlements resulting from lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies Attorney General Ferguson claimed were fueling the distribution of opioids, […]

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