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August 16, 2017

When I first ran for Attorney General, I promised to hold powerful special interests that refuse to play by the rules accountable.

As Washington's Attorney General, I've kept that promise.

Last year my office won a major trial against a multibillion-dollar corporation. By exposing their deception against Washingtonian consumers, we ... Read more

July 21, 2017

I’ve never been afraid to take on powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. The powerful may not like it, but no one is above the law.

Of course, the time will come when the billionaires and big corporations – and maybe even a certain occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania ... Read more

June 28, 2017

Higher education shouldn’t be a debt sentence.

Under Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, however, consumer protections for student loan borrowers are being rolled back. Their budget cuts $9.2 billion from education spending, funneling money out of public schools and hurting students and families.

Corporate loan servicers have ... Read more

June 22, 2017

Politicians have no business making medical decisions for women.

Yet, Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress continue to attack reproductive freedom. Their health care bill cut millions of dollars’ worth of Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood, and their budget attacked the country’s largest women’s health provider even more.

Without ... Read more

June 17, 2017

Rising sea levels. Catastrophic wildfires. Persistent drought and famine. Ocean acidification. Species extinction. War and climate refugees.

It’s pretty grim stuff.

But the future is ours to shape. I know that if we act now, we can reverse global warming and avert the climate crisis. Sign our petition demanding ... Read more

June 5, 2017KXLY
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Attorney General Bob Ferguson is demanding that the U.S. Department of Education end delays in its program to cancel federal student loans for thousands of Washingtonians victimized by predatory for-profit colleges. About 27,000 former Corinthian Colleges, Inc. students nationwide are experiencing delays in getting their loan cancelation applications. Read full article
May 17, 2017Time Magazine
The most aggressive opening in chess is called the King's Gambit. On the second move, White sacrifices a pawn that typically protects his king for a blitzkrieg assault on Black. It's audacious. With no preparation, no careful groundwork, White signals his intent to wipe his opponent off the board. Read full article
May 11, 2017Seattle Times
OLYMPIA — In hopes of protecting Washington’s national monuments, Attorney General Bob Ferguson invited President Donald Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to visit the state. But if the federal government attempts to roll back those federally protected lands, Ferguson said, he’ll sue the administration once again. Read full article
May 7, 2017Seattle Times
FIFTEEN years ago, I was an unknown, first-time candidate running for the King County Council — and I had a problem. I was taking on a 20-year incumbent. Not surprisingly, the political establishment was lining up behind my opponent — a member of my own party — who was attacking me. Read full article
March 15, 2017The Stranger
On Saturday, January 28, cameras across the nation were trained on airports as huge crowds of protesters filled arrival terminals to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban. The executive order that Trump had signed the night before barred entry to immigrants, refugees, and even those holding green cards from seven Read full article
February 5, 2017The Washington Post
As President Trump weathered his first two weeks in office, a surprising number of roadblocks to his agenda cropped up from another Washington, more than 2,500 miles away. Acting swiftly and with a united front, leaders from the Evergreen State have marshaled a powerful resistance to Trump's administration — the combination of Read full article
October 6, 2016Yakima Herald
Every four years, candidates for nine statewide executive offices — that’s a lot — appear on the Washington state ballot. Some of the offices, such as governor and attorney general, are political in nature and lend themselves to partisan campaigns. Others, such as state auditor or state treasurer, are more Read full article
October 6, 2016The Olympian
Bob Ferguson is nearing the end of a four-year term as Washington state attorney general. His work has mainly been sterling. The Democrat has stood up to influential and wealthy interests on matters of campaign finance and consumer fraud, beefed up his consumer protection unit, and taken action to change course Read full article
October 6, 2016Everett Herald
As much as for a long list of accomplishments in his first term, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson deserves re-election based on his response to failures by attorneys in his office. Ferguson, a Democrat, is challenged this year not by a Republican but by Libertarian candidate Joshua Trumbull, an Arlington lawyer and Lake Stevens Read full article
October 4, 2016Seattle Times
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office has filed a complaint against the re-election campaign of Secretary of State Kim Wyman, alleging that Wyman missed deadlines in filing campaign-finance reports. The issue was first raised by the state Democratic Party, which filed a citizen’s complaint against Wyman, a Republican. Ferguson, a Democrat, has Read full article
October 3, 2016KING
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal of a case against Backpage.com, a website accused of promoting child sex trafficking. Three underage girls, allegedly marketed for sex through Backpage.com, attempted to sue the site and its operators, according to a Read full article
September 28, 2016SeattlePI
Accusing the initiative promoter with "shoddy accounting practices" and "improper disclosure" of the source of his campaign minds, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed three campaign finance complaints against Tim Eyman. The complaints do not relate to a wider AG probe into allegations that Eyman used initiative donations on personal expenses. Read full article
September 20, 2016Tri-City Herald
Newly set deadlines for emptying some Hanford waste tanks might not be met if DOE takes certain steps to better protect workers from chemical vapors, according to a preliminary report. The Department of Energy requested that its tank farm contractor look at the potential impact of a union demand that supplied Read full article
September 20, 2016Tri-City Herald
Among the races this fall is an interesting battle for the position of Washington State Attorney General between an incumbent Democrat and a Libertarian lawyer in private practice. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Joshua Trumbull of Snohomish County are vying to lead what is essentially the largest law firm in our Read More Read full article
September 19, 2016The News Tribune
Here’s some good news for anyone weary of the same cast of characters locking down the top elected seats in Olympia year after year, like lawn chair squatters at a holiday parade. All of Washington’s statewide executive posts are up for grabs this fall, and five of the nine are wide Read full article
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