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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, the Bayer logo shines at night at the main chemical plant of German Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. The German pharmaceutical company announced Wednesday, June 24, 2020, it’s paying up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which has faced numerous lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state

Jun. 24, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed it for pervasive pollution from PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The announcement Wednesday...

AG to review 30 police deadly force probes for conflicts

Jun. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday his office will review at least 30 investigations of police use of deadly force to ensure they followed a new state law in the wake of the questionable handling of an investigation into the death of 33-year-old Manuel Ellis while in Tacoma...

Inslee: State Patrol will investigate police custody death

Jun. 17, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday ordered the Washington State Patrol to start a new investigation into the death of a black man while in the custody of Tacoma police. The announcement comes after new information emerged last week that a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy and a...

Governor orders new investigation in police restraint death

Jun. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered an independent investigation into the death of a black man as he was being arrested by Tacoma police after new information emerged that a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was at the scene when he was detained and died on March 3. Inlsee said Wednesday...

State granted joint jurisdiction in restraint death probe

Jun. 8, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The state Attorney General’s office has been granted concurrent jurisdiction in the investigation into the death of a black man who died while in Tacoma Police custody. The move by Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Robnett Monday allows Bob Ferguson’s office to...

Property manager to pay $300K in virus eviction ban lawsuit

May. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Nevada-based property management company that issued eviction notices to tenants in Tacoma during the coronavirus pandemic has agreed to pay nearly $350,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The money includes nearly $300,000 for tenants in the...

Washington state sues gyms for remaining open despite order

May. 19, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday he's suing two gyms that have continued to operate in violation of the governor's anti-COVID stay-home order, but he's giving them a last chance to avoid a fine. Ferguson said his office had given several warnings to Fitness 101 Team...