State Government
9:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Ask State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Credit Courtesy/Washington State Attorney General Office

Last November, Bob Ferguson became Washington state’s 18th attorney general. One of the biggest issues he faces is how the federal government will approach legalized marijuana in Washington state. Ferguson met with Attorney General Eric Holder in January and so far, a clear policy has yet to emerge. Ferguson says if legalized marijuana is challenged by the feds, he'll defend it. What questions do you have for Attorney General Bob Ferguson? What should his priorities be? Call us at 800.289.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.

Also this hour: Felons serving time in Washington state prisons have the right to publicly funded DNA testing. That law’s been on the books since 2001. And now, thanks to an appeals court decision, convicted felons serving part of their sentences in community custody have that same right. The case was brought by the University of Washington School of Law’s Innocence Project Northwest. What are the arguments for felons serving in the community to have access to DNA testing? We'll get the details from Anna Tolin, deputy director of Innocence Project Northwest and UW law student Jacob Dishion, who argued the case. Plus, State Climatologist Nick Bond joins us with a weekend weather forecast.

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