Latest Bob Ferguson News

Grant County pair to pay $250,000 in campaign finance case

Mar. 9, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A businessman and a lawyer in Grant County have agreed to pay $250,000 in fines and legal expenses after a judge found that they committed campaign finance violations, but the defendants insist the case is a serious overreach by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Thurston County Superior Court...

This undated image provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle shows a homemade firearm that federal agents say was recovered on Feb. 6, 2020, from the Edmonds, Washington, home of Nathan Brasfield. In a criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court, agents said that Brasfield had amassed an arsenal of homemade weapons despite being on federal supervision following his conviction on an earlier gun charge. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)

Felon on supervision accused of having 'ghost gun' arsenal

Feb. 28, 2020 6:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who recently served prison time on a gun charge amassed an arsenal of homemade “ghost guns” after his release even though he was on federal supervision, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court. Nathan Brasfield, 40, of Edmonds,...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo, two sailors stand with a gun as the USS John Stennis aircraft carrier leaves Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state. A federal judge in Seattle ruled Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that President Donald Trump cannot divert $89 million intended for a construction project at the base to help build his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge: Military funds for Washington state can't go to wall

Feb. 27, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump may not divert $89 million intended for a military construction project in Washington state to build his border wall, a U.S. judge in Seattle ruled Thursday. The U.S. Supreme Court and some other courts have said the administration can begin diverting billions of...

Washington agency rejects Facebook political ad settlement

Feb. 27, 2020 7:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s campaign finance watchdog on Thursday rejected a settlement that its staff had negotiated with Facebook over charges the social media giant has repeatedly violated state campaign finance law. The Seattle Times reports that instead of accepting the settlement — a...

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, says it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks. The company announced the change Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo confirming that agents can't board private buses without the consent of the bus company. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

Feb. 21, 2020 8:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks. The company's announcement came one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, initiative promoter Tim Eyman waits to speak during a hearing before the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A judge has ruled that Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his ruling Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in a lawsuit brought against Eyman by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations

Feb. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that initiative promoter Tim Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period — a finding that could subject him to millions of dollars in penalties. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon issued his...

Group requests judge order to relocate Navy practice flights

Feb. 19, 2020 5:17 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An advocacy group in Washington state has asked a federal judge to require the Navy to reduce the number of Growler aircraft flights at a military airport until a lawsuit is settled over the number of practice flights. Citizens of the Ebey's Reserve member Paula Spina filed a...

House approves bill protecting domestic workers

Feb. 18, 2020 8:44 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The House has approved a measure that seeks to protect domestic workers from retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination. The measure, which was requested by Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, passed on a bipartisan 59-39 vote Tuesday and now heads to the Senate...

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound bus station in Phoenix. A Customs and Border Protection memo dated Jan. 28, 2020, obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for illegal immigrants, despite the company's insistence that it has no choice but to do so. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

Feb. 14, 2020 3:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company's long insistence that it...

A car registration tab is shown on a vehicle parked at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would steeply discount the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Judge rejects most of legal challenge to Eyman's I-976

Feb. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday rejected most of a legal challenge to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would steeply discount the price of car registrations while gutting transportation budgets across the state. Judge Marshall Ferguson said King County and a...