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March 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Senate votes to make Medina, Seattle pay bridge cost overruns – and changes mind

The state Senate on Tuesday voted to force Medina property owners and the City of Seattle to pay for any cost overruns associated with construction of the new Highway 520 bridge, and then had second thoughts. The back story? Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, proposed an amendment to the Senate’s transportation budget that would restate existing law…

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September 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Inslee asks feds to fix banking woes for legal pot

Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson asked a U.S. Senate committee for a key bit of help in creating a tightly regulated legal pot market. In written testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for a Tuesday hearing, Inslee and Ferguson stressed that without changes at the federal level, Washington state’s legal pot merchants will…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General, Governor, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bob Ferguson, I-502, Jay Inslee

January 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Jay Inslee sworn in as governor of Washington state

Jay Inslee officially became Washington state’s 23rd governor at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning inside the state Capitol building. Breaking with tradition, the new governor took the oath of office in the rotunda of the Capitol, addressing supporters and onlookers in a brief speech afterwards. “Let’s go build a working Washington,” Inslee said to loud applause, before…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Attorney General, Governor, homepage, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: Barbara Madsen, Chris Gregoire, inaugural

January 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

McKenna appears to show support for Obamacare during Gregoire speech

Note: This post has been updated with a response from Dan Sytman, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office. Outgoing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, who joined a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, appeared to show support for the law during Gov. Chris Gregoire’s farewell speech Tuesday. McKenna’s gesture was small — he stood up, along with…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General, Governor | Topics: Chris Gregoire, gay marriage, Medicaid expansion

December 4, 2012 at 1:57 PM

13 apply for Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat

Thirteen candidates have applied to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Metropolitan King County Council, the county announced Tuesday. The applicants, all North King County residents, are hoping to succeed District 1′s Bob Ferguson, who will be sworn in as the state’s attorney general Jan. 16. An advisory committee appointed by Executive Dow Constantine will narrow…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General | Topics: Bob Ferguson, Cindy Ryu, dow constantine

November 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Candidates jostling for Bob Ferguson’s King County Council seat

With Bob Ferguson’s victory in the attorney general’s race, county officials now turn to the process of appointing his successor on the Metropolitan King County Council. That successor would serve next year, and the November 2013 election would determine the winner of a full four-year term for Ferguson’s District 1 seat. District 1 includes northeast Seattle, Shoreline, Lake…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General, homepage | Topics: Bob Ferguson, dow constantine, King County Council

November 8, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Dunn concedes in AG’s race

Reagan Dunn conceded this morning in the state attorney general’s race. Dunn said he had a “great conversation” with winner Bob Ferguson in which congratulated his fellow Metropolitan King County Council member. Ferguson leads with 53 percent of the vote counted through Wednesday. Here’s his statement: “This morning I congratulated Washington’s next attorney general, Bob Ferguson, on his…

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0 Comments | More in Attorney General, homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, Reagan Dunn

November 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

AP: Democrat Bob Ferguson elected state’s next attorney general

The Associated Press has called Washington state’s closely-watched attorney general race for Bob Ferguson, the Democrat. Ferguson, a Metropolitan King County Council member, was beating fellow Councilmember Reagan Dunn, a Republican, by 114,429 votes in updated vote totals released Wednesday evening. Ferguson had 52.8 percent to Dunn’s 47.2 percent, according to the Secretary of State’s office. That’s…

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November 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Baby calling Reagan and Paige Dunn

Republican candidate for attorney general Reagan Dunn had quite an election night. His wife, Paige Green Dunn, due to deliver a baby girl any day now, grabbed him while he was doing a TV interview at the Bellevue Hyatt gathering for Republicans Tuesday night. “She was having contractions,” Reagan Dunn said. “If she had more, we would’ve…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Attorney General, homepage | Topics: Bob Ferguson, Metropolitan King County Council, Reagan Dunn

November 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Ferguson leads Dunn in attorney general’s race

In the state’s most expensive and perhaps ugliest attorney general’s race, Democrat Bob Ferguson held a sizeable lead over Republican Reagan Dunn with 1.4 million votes cast. Ferguson was leading 54 percent to Dunn’s 46 percent in initial returns. The contest featured two rising political stars and showcased the importance of the open seat they’re seeking; outside…

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