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 News    February 9, 2012

State high court denies Attorney General's motion for reconsideration

“I am pleased to hear that the Supreme Court has denied the Attorney General’s motion for reconsideration. The Supreme Court has affirmed the requirement that the Attorney General represent the Commissioner of Public Lands. We can now...

 News    February 9, 2012

State AP Scores, Participation Rates Continue Rise

Washington students are taking more and passing more Advanced Placement exams, according to a national report released today. The College Board’s eighth annual “AP Report to the Nation” shows that 19,162 Washington students (or...

 By Dan Sytman, Ago Deputy Communications Director    News    February 9, 2012

McKenna, state AGs and feds obtain $25 billion in mortgage relief from banks

SEATTLE – Nearly a year of intense negotiations over mortgage servicing and foreclosure abuses has resulted in the largest consumer financial protection settlement in U.S. history. Thousands of...

 By Stephanie Davenport, Public Information Officer,    News    February 9, 2012

Bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Hope would create jobs in Marysville

House Bill 2772, sponsored by Rep. Mike Hope, would encourage new manufacturing businesses and help create jobs while protecting the environment. No small feat in this year’s legislative session. “Currently, over 1,000 acres of real...

 News    February 9, 2012

Larsen, Smith: $2 Million Coming for Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration

Projects in Marysville and Burien Reps. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and Adam Smith, WA-09, today announced $2 million in funding for two Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration projects. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funds will go to the Qwuloolt...

 News    February 9, 2012

DUI promotions help limit Super Bowl arrests

Snohomish County law enforcement arrested four drivers suspected of impaired driving during Super Bowl Sunday, signaling that strong “Don’t Drink and Drive” promotions had been successful. Target Zero Teams in Snohomish, King and...