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Scott Hunter

Attorney General Bob Ferguson explains what his office of about 1,000 state employees does to Rotarians and others in Grand Coulee.

The man who leads the state's legal bureaucracy, basically the state's own law firm, told an audience in Grand Coulee last week that the smaller part of their work gets the most headlines, but costs taxpayers nothing.

That's because that part of the Attorney General's Office that takes others to court - actually sues other agencies or private companies - is in essence a state-owned law firm that operates off the settlements or judgments from those suits. But the vast majority of their work is to directly advise state agencies.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke at the Grand Coulee Dam Rota...

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