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07/01/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Model policy is a resource for state and local law enforcement agencies

OLYMPIA — Today the Washington Attorney General’s Office issued a model use-of-force policy as a resource for Washington law enforcement agencies.

07/01/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

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06/30/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Climate Alliance issued the following statement:

06/30/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Attorney General’s Office charged six individuals nabbed in “Net Nanny” operation in Yakima targeting individuals seeking to rape children

06/30/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Gov. Jay Inslee announced this past weekend he was preparing to direct the Washington State Patrol to refuse cooperation with any investigatory requests related to abortion that come from agencies in states that don’t allow or significantly constrain access to abortion. This follows the U.S.

06/30/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Approximately half of all Washingtonians will save money as a result of Attorney General request legislation

OLYMPIA — Starting tomorrow, 4 million Washingtonians will qualify for free or discounted care at hospitals across Washington as a result of legislation requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

06/27/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued Proclamation 22-03, declaring an emergency in King County following severe damage to the Lind Avenue overpass that resulted when a vehicle with an over-height load struck the overpass where it crosses Interstate 405 near milepost 2.3 in King County.

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06/24/2022   Washington State Senate Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson:

“Today’s radical Supreme Court decision is wildly out-of-step with the vast majority of all Americans and certainly Washingtonians.

“And let me be absolutely clear – while I’m proud of all we have done to protect these rights here in our state, they remain in place only because Democrats in the legislature are protecting them and have beaten back countless Republican attempts to undermine and end them.

“People concerned about losing access to abortion have the opportunity to ensure that their rights are not rolled back. They can do that by making sure that members of the next legislature continue to keep access to safe and legal abortions a priority.

“Protecting the right to choose is a fundamental Democratic value. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure Washington remains a beacon for choice and a place where all people have access to a safe and legal abortion.”

Republicans in the legislature have sponsored many bills in recent years to prevent, obstruct and eliminate access to safe and legal abortion care in Washington. Click here for a list of examples.

06/24/2022   Washington State Senate Democrats

OLYMPIA — Sen. Annette Cleveland has released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a half a century of settled law and overriding the nation’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling:

“As a woman and as a lifelong advocate for reproductive choice, I was appalled to see the Court reverse 50 years of legal precedents that protect the right to choose.

“The right to an abortion has been settled law for generations. When the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973, my grandmother shared with me the importance and life changing impact it would have on our country. I made a promise to her then to protect that right for the next generations, and yet today my grown daughter is facing a country without choice.

“Here in Washington, we proactively took action in this year’s legislative session. We passed HB 1851 to codify the reproductive rights of Washington residents and those who seek abortion services in Washington into state law.

“This new law ensures that physician assistants, advance registered nurse practitioners and other providers acting within their scope of practice may perform the full range of reproductive care, including abortions. It also prohibits the state from taking action against someone based on a pregnancy outcome or for assisting someone who is pregnant in exercising their right to reproductive freedom.

“The high court’s radical reversal of 50 years of existing law is a valuable reminder that our state can, and must, pass laws to protect Washingtonians’ rights from those who would discard legal precedent and recast our laws to satisfy ideological agendas.

“As the state senator for the 49th District and the chair of the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee, I am proud to have voted to preserve the fundamental right to choose for the people in my district and across our state, and I stand in anger and solidarity with those across the nation impacted by this dangerous decision.”

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06/24/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

California, Oregon and Washington will continue to be a safe haven for all people seeking abortions and other reproductive health care services in these states.

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06/24/2022   Washington Attorney General News

SEATTLE Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade:

06/23/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Task force brings law enforcement, prosecutors, retailers together to combat growing problem

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the creation of a statewide Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force. The Task Force will improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement agencies to address these multi-jurisdictional crimes that endanger employees and cause significant economic harm to our state.

06/21/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Updated worker protection law remains in place, ensuring workers still receive compensation benefits

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a 2018 Washington law protecting Hanford workers. An updated law, which was passed in 2022, remains in place, ensuring that workers at radioactive waste sites like Hanford still receive compensation benefits for health issues they have faced because of their work.

06/19/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective for children as young as 6 months old.

06/16/2022   Washington Attorney General News

AG’s Office is working with law enforcement to collect the remaining samples in this second phase of its DNA project

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his lawfully owed DNA project identified 387 sex, kidnapping and homicide offenders still living in Washington who illegally failed to provide DNA samples after their criminal conviction. Of these 387 individuals, the Attorney General’s Office already collected 102 new DNA profiles, including:

06/10/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Patrick Moriarty to the Snohomish County Superior Court. He will fill a newly created judicial seat in the county.

06/10/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Attorney General’s Office charged six individuals nabbed in “Net Nanny” operation in Yakima targeting individuals seeking to rape children

YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a Yakima County Superior Court judge sentenced an individual from Ellensburg to nearly six years in prison following his guilty plea for charges related to felony attempted child rape.

06/09/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Today U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee announced the release of an independent draft report that will help inform the recommendations of their Joint Federal-State Process regarding the Lower Snake River Dams and salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest.

06/09/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Attorney General’s Office shuts down US Stemology’s deceptive marketing, including claims that stem cell injections could treat COVID-19

06/08/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Wednesday in response to the White House's amended funding proposal for cleaning up radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear site.

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06/08/2022   Washington Attorney General News

Company scammed Washingtonians out of tens of thousands of dollars

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against a South Carolina company offering a deceptive online training program that duped Washingtonians into paying $30,000 for an online course. The company, Prehired LLC, issued the following guarantee in its marketing materials: “We guarantee you land a $60k+ job offer (from a tech company YOU choose).”

06/08/2022   Washington State Governor's Information Feed

Below is the monthly recap of board and commission appointments made by Gov. Jay Inslee during the month of May 2022.