State of Washington

Washington State News: AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Holiday Treasure Chest founder

Ferguson alleges founder used charity funds for Match.com subscription, other personal expenses OLYMPIA, WA — State of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court against the Holiday Treasure Chest Charity Foundation and its founder, Mark Bergeson, accusing him of using the charity for his own personal gain. In … Continue reading Washington State News: AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Holiday Treasure Chest founder

State of Washington News: Court Agrees with Ferguson That EPA Cannot Allow Use of Dangerous Neurotoxic Pesticide

EPA’s decision put farmworkers, children, pregnant women potentially at risk SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly halted a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, allowing the continued use of the pesticide at potentially dangerous levels. … Continue reading State of Washington News: Court Agrees with Ferguson That EPA Cannot Allow Use of Dangerous Neurotoxic Pesticide

State of Washington News: AG Ferguson Files Lawsuit Against Nonprofit Founder with Ties to Organized Crime

SEATTLE, WA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit to shut down six fake nonprofit entities posing as well-known, international organizations created by Ian Richard Hosang, a former stockbroker who has ties to the mafia.  The lawsuit alleges that Hosang could be using the nonprofits to cover up illegal activity. Hosang created … Continue reading State of Washington News: AG Ferguson Files Lawsuit Against Nonprofit Founder with Ties to Organized Crime

State of Washington News: Washington Governor Jay Inslee declares state of emergency for damaged overpass near Ritzville

OLYMPIA, WA – Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed an emergency proclamation for Adams County to help the Washington State Department of Transportation make emergency repairs to a damaged I-90 overpass near Ritzville and request federal assistance to help pay for those repairs. The overpass sustained an estimated $740,000 in damage when it was … Continue reading State of Washington News: Washington Governor Jay Inslee declares state of emergency for damaged overpass near Ritzville

SEATTLE | Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

SEATTLE  — Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that blocked workers from changing branches — limiting wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with companies including Arby’s, Jimmy John’s and Cinnabon, Thursday. McDonald’s also signed … Continue reading SEATTLE | Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum

OLYMPIA, WA – The Capitol Campus has gone double platinum. The new Helen Sommers Building on the state Capitol Campus has gained LEED Platinum certification — the highest ranking possible — from the U.S. Green Building Council.  It is the first state-owned building on the campus to gain LEED certification and the campus’ second building overall to achieve the … Continue reading Washington News: Washington’s Helen Sommers Building certified LEED platinum

Washington State News: AG Ferguson sues company for scamming foreclosed homeowners

OLYMPIA, WA – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Kirkland- and Portland-based Real Estate Investment Network, LLC (REIN), accusing the company of scamming foreclosed homeowners out of equity in the form of surplus funds from the sale.  These surplus funds can amount to tens of thousands of dollars from each … Continue reading Washington State News: AG Ferguson sues company for scamming foreclosed homeowners

Washington News: Washington Governor Inslee & state legislators condemn Trump attacks on women’s health care

OLYMPIA, WA – “President Trump’s plan to overhaul the Title X program is an outright assault on the health and autonomy of women across our country and goes against the will of the people who overwhelmingly support Title X.  This program has helped us achieve historically low rates of unintended pregnancies and abortions.  It is … Continue reading Washington News: Washington Governor Inslee & state legislators condemn Trump attacks on women’s health care