Attorney General

WA hires leader for new investigative unit focused on missing and murdered Indigenous people

BY: - November 6, 2023

A member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe with nearly three decades of law enforcement experience will take a lead role at a new state investigative unit devoted to unsolved cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people.   Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday that he has hired Brian George as the chief investigator for […]

AG’s office presses Arlington for weapons-free zone at upcoming Pride event

BY: - July 20, 2023

State attorneys want the city of Arlington to bar open carry of firearms at the town’s Pride celebration Saturday but city leaders wouldn’t say Thursday if they will. The situation marks a test for a two-year-old state law that was intended to prevent threats and violence at public gatherings. Event sponsors first requested the prohibition […]

A second Democrat enters race for state attorney general

BY: - July 12, 2023

Former U.S. Attorney Nick Brown announced his campaign for state attorney general on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile Democratic candidate in the race. Vowing to focus on “keeping Washington families safe,” he said he’ll work to advance “smart” gun policies, protect access to housing free of discrimination and preserve a healthy environment. Brown resigned as […]

Candidates will be forced to reveal donors of money shifted to new campaigns

BY: - May 11, 2023

The state’s campaign finance watchdog on Thursday called for ending the practice of allowing candidates to shift surplus money from prior races into new campaigns without disclosing the source of those dollars. A unanimous Public Disclosure Commission issued new guidance requiring candidates to identify the donors and treat their contributions as if they are for […]

Public lands chief Hilary Franz joins race for governor

BY: - May 10, 2023

Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz almost ran for governor in 2020. This time around she’s all in. Franz, a Democrat, launched her campaign Wednesday to succeed Gov. Jay Inslee, who said last week he would not seek a fourth term in 2024. If elected, she would be the state’s third woman to serve in the […]

The race begins for Washington attorney general

BY: - May 9, 2023

Democratic state Sen. Manka Dhingra, of Redmond, on Monday launched her campaign to become Washington’s next attorney general. Dhingra, a former senior deputy prosecuting attorney for King County and the current Senate deputy majority leader, is the first candidate to enter the race to succeed Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson who is campaigning for governor. […]