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AGO News Releases with Topic: Gangs

GRAND MOUND, Wash.—A group of young Southeast Asian American students shared their experiences as members of a Seattle film project and walked away with the Grand Prize at the 2012 Spring Youth Forum-- a $3,000 partial scholarship to an upcoming prevention leadership conference.

GRAND MOUND – The White Swan Dream Makers come from a small town roughly 40 miles southwest of Yakima on the Yakama Reservation—a small town with big problems.

 Only open government bills, eminent domain bill sidelined so far

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are again showing their support for Washington State Attorney General’s proposed legislation, enabling most of his proposals to advance beyond the Legislature’s first major cutoff date of the year.

McKenna urges legislators to respond to a “public safety emergency”

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Representative Charles Ross, R-Naches, today announced a new proposal to fund programs that prevent young people from joining gangs and offer ways for current gang members to find a way out.

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are being blanketed with computer-generated e-mails that spread inaccuracies and misleading accusations about the Attorney General’s anti-gang bill, HB 1126. The ACLU of Washington’s e-mail campaign claims that the bill’s civil protection orders will “sweep up innocent people into court” and deny them an attorney.

OLYMPIA – Washington State Attorney General’s anti-gang bill will be considered by a key legislative committee on Wednesday. 

YAKIMA Speaking in a neighborhood often touched by gang crimes, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced a new proposal to combat gang violence.

OLYMPIA – On Monday, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will announce legislation to reduce gang violence. Speaking at Yakima’s Miller Park, McKenna will detail legislation crafted over the last several years in consultation with prosecutors, police and community leaders from cities plagued by street gangs. McKenna will also be joined by Yakima legislators and a woman who lost her son in a gang killing.

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