Latest Bob Ferguson News

Faculty, students sue Christian school over LGBTQ hiring ban

Sep. 12, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

Divisions over LGBTQ-related policies have flared recently at several religious colleges in the United States. On Monday, there was a dramatic new turn at one of the most rancorous battlegrounds – Seattle Pacific University. A group of students, faculty and staff at the Christian...

Court: Meta violated Washington state campaign finance law

Sep. 02, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled on Friday that Facebook owner Meta repeatedly and intentionally violated Washington campaign-finance law, and must pay penalties, the Washington state Attorney General’s Office said. Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office said the penalties will be...

Former Washington St coach files wrongful termination claim

Aug. 10, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has filed a claim against the university seeking $25 million for wrongful termination after he was fired last year for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The claim was filed on Rolovich’s behalf...

Eyman forced to sell house to pay campaign finance fines

Aug. 05, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Watch salesman turned anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who was found liable last year for “numerous and particularly egregious” violations of campaign finance law, has been forced to sell his house to help pay millions of dollars of fines and debt. A...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Washington Supreme Court to decide capital gains tax case

Jul. 13, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision by a lower court that overturned a new capital gains tax on high profit stocks, bonds and other assets. Attorney General Bob Ferguson appealed the March ruling directly to the state Supreme Court,...

Genetic genealogy grants help solve Washington cold cases

Jul. 11, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday that grants from his office have recently helped local law enforcement agencies solve three cold cases using genetic genealogy, and 20 more investigations are underway. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office used...

Sorority to pay University of Washington students $250K

Jul. 07, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A sorority accused of charging University of Washington students for housing they couldn’t stay in during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic will pay more than $250,000 in refunds. The Washington state Attorney General’s Office announced the...