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Construction updates for Moran State Park-

July 3, 2017 - 12:46
Moran State Park is getting some much needed attention and updates.

Washington to become 5th state in the nation to adopt paid family leave

July 1, 2017 - 00:58

With strong bipartisan support, the Legislature passed a bill on Friday that establishes the most forward-thinking paid family and medical leave law in the nation. 

Inslee signs historic budget that fully funds education

July 1, 2017 - 00:57

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the two year operating budget Friday night as the fiscal year came to a close.


  • Budget
  • AGO files campaign finance complaint against San Juan County Democrats

    June 29, 2017 - 16:37

    OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court yesterday alleging campaign finance violations by the San Juan County Democrats (SJCD). Specifically, the AGO asserts the committee failed to timely report a total of $30,290 in expenditures, $15,514 in debt, and $15,060 in contributions throughout 2016.

    Attorney General Bob Ferguson recused himself from any involvement in the matter.

    AG Ferguson seeks to join lawsuit defending Obama-era student loan forgiveness protections

    June 29, 2017 - 14:09

    Rules protect federal student loan borrowers against predatory for-profit colleges

    OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sought to protect student loan borrowers from predatory for-profit schools by moving to intervene in a federal lawsuit.

    In California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) v. DeVos, a group of private schools filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education, challenging a new Obama Administration rule that would protect student borrowers at for-profit schools.

    Aerospace company and L&I settle appeal of violations related to explosion that injured 17 workers

    June 29, 2017 - 12:13

    A Spokane-area aerospace company will pay one of the largest penalties ever to the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and will continue to be listed as a "severe violator" as part of an appeal settlement over safety and health violations at the company's Newport, Wash., plant.

    Washington State Receives Grant for Arts Education

    June 29, 2017 - 12:00
    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Washington state’s Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab) $25,000 to further professional development for art educators.

    AG Ferguson pledges lawsuit in response to EPA Clean Air Act violation

    June 29, 2017 - 10:00

    Trump Administration’s refusal to reign in oil and gas facilities’ emissions violates the Clean Air Act

    OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter today to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt, pledging legal action if the EPA continues violating the Clean Air Act.

    The Clean Air Act requires that, once the EPA adopts a rule to limit emissions from new and modified facilities in a given industrial sector, it must establish guidelines for limiting emissions from existing facilities.   

    AG: Cases challenging "sanctuary" executive order must go forward

    June 29, 2017 - 08:37

    Ferguson, 10 other attorneys general, file briefs supporting cities and counties fighting Administration

    OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined nine states and the District of Columbia in urging a federal judge to deny the Trump Administration’s request to dismiss three California cases challenging its executive order threatening “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

    Primitive camping spots at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park Still Closed due to flooding

    June 28, 2017 - 15:03
    Four primitive camping sites located adjacent to the river at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park are closed indefinitely due to flooding. When ground conditions improve repairs will be made.

    AG Ferguson files brief supporting transgender veterans' health access

    June 28, 2017 - 14:40

    Washington leads effort to change VA rule denying surgical services to transgender veterans

    OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of nine states and the District of Columbia urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide transgender veterans access to medically necessary health care.

    Rocky Reach Trail hour change.

    June 28, 2017 - 10:42
    Due to seasonal agricultural activities Rocky Reach Trail hours will be Noon to Dusk beginning April 1 through June 30.

    Deal In Principle Reached On State Operating Budget

    June 28, 2017 - 09:35

    House and Senate budget negotiators reported to Gov. Jay Inslee this morning that they have reached an agreement in principle on the 2017-2019 biennial operating budget.


  • Budget
  • Air conditioning at Goldendale Observatory is inoperative.

    June 27, 2017 - 12:59
    The air conditioning unit at the Goldendale Observatory is currently not working. Staff is working to have this system repaired prior to Friday, June 30, 2017.

    Irrigation system at Maryhill State Park is not working.

    June 27, 2017 - 12:44
    Currently, the Irrigation system at Maryhill State Park is not working. With hot temperatures, it is likely that visitors may notice vegetation drying out and possibly turning brown.

    AG Ferguson issues statement on Supreme Court's ruling in travel ban case

    June 26, 2017 - 15:52

    Court rules in cases filed in Hawaii and Maryland

    OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court today accepted review of cases filed in Hawaii and Maryland challenging President Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the court accepting the cases and its decision to partially lift injunctions blocking the executive order:

    Inslee appoints Laura Riquelme to Skagit County Superior Court

    June 26, 2017 - 13:25

    Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Laura Riquelme to the Skagit County Superior Court. She replaces Judge Michael Rickert, who is retiring.

    Last year Inslee appointed Riquelme to a different position on the Skagit County Superior Court, where she served from March 2016 to November 2016.


  • Judicial Appointment
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