Rob McKenna http://www.kplu.org en Personal attacks punctuate final McKenna, Inslee debate http://www.kplu.org/post/personal-attacks-punctuate-final-mckenna-inslee-debate <p>The fifth and final debate between Washington’s candidates for governor was punctuated by personal attacks. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna met in Seattle Tuesday night. The format encouraged them to engage each other.</p><p>One of the most personal exchanges came when the candidates had a chance to pose a question of each other. Republican McKenna asked Inslee to explain why the Democratic candidate has yet to pick up a single daily newspaper endorsement.</p><p>Inslee responded that he doesn’t work for the newspapers.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:23:08 +0000 Austin Jenkins 6748 at http://www.kplu.org Personal attacks punctuate final McKenna, Inslee debate McKenna announces settlement with book publishers http://www.kplu.org/post/mckenna-announces-settlement-book-publishers <p></p><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state e-book consumers will receive $2 million under a nationwide settlement with three of the country's largest book publishers over allegations of price fixing.</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:30:27 +0000 The Associated Press 6138 at http://www.kplu.org McKenna campaign staffer apologizes for tweets belittling Asians http://www.kplu.org/post/mckenna-campaign-staffer-apologizes-tweets-belittling-asians <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; A campaign staffer for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna has apologized for two tweets she sent months ago making fun of Asians and the elderly.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:34:14 +0000 The Associated Press 5610 at http://www.kplu.org Union-backed PAC reserves $2 million in Washington ad time http://www.kplu.org/post/union-backed-pac-reserves-2-million-washington-ad-time <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; A union-backed political group has reserved some $2 million in ad time before the November election.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 23:27:11 +0000 The Associated Press 5202 at http://www.kplu.org McKenna faces 2 ethics complaints over county work http://www.kplu.org/post/mckenna-faces-2-ethics-complaints-over-county-work <p>A lawyer and a citizen have each filed ethics complaints against Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.</p><div><p>Kyle Olive and Kimberly Christensen said Thursday they submitted concerns this week to the King County ombudsman, arguing that McKenna violated various parts of the county ethics law during his time on the King County Council.</p><p> Thu, 24 May 2012 19:24:37 +0000 The Associated Press 5093 at http://www.kplu.org Women sue McKenna over federal health care law http://www.kplu.org/post/women-sue-mckenna-over-federal-health-care-law <p>A lawsuit being filed against Attorney General Rob McKenna says his participation in legal action that seeks to overturn the new federal health care law threatens access to comprehensive coverage for women.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 17:15:45 +0000 The Associated Press 4917 at http://www.kplu.org McKenna opposes health care law despite agreeing with parts http://www.kplu.org/post/mckenna-opposes-health-care-law-despite-agreeing-parts <p>The U.S. Supreme Court&rsquo;s health-care hearings have put a spotlight on Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and his decision to join 25 other states in suing the Obama Administration.&nbsp;</p><p>McKenna, a Republican, has said repeatedly for the last two years that <a href="http://atg.wa.gov/2010healthcarelawsuit.aspx">he&rsquo;s not necessarily against all of the Affordable Care Act</a>. KPLU talked to McKenna about how he can support much of the law, but still try to overturn it.</p><p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:57:55 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4582 at http://www.kplu.org McKenna opposes health care law despite agreeing with parts Rep. Inslee to resign from Congress for Wash. governor's race http://www.kplu.org/post/rep-inslee-resign-congress-wash-governors-race <p>Rep. Jay Inslee is resigning from Congress to focus full time on running for governor of Washington state this fall.</p><div><p>The Democrat announced his decision Saturday at a news conference in Seattle. Inslee is in his eighth term representing a Seattle-area district in the House.</p><p>Less than two weeks ago, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-defends-election-strategy-says-hell-stay-congress-and-run-governor">Inslee told KPLU that he would remain</a> in Congress while running for the governor&#39;s seat.</p><blockquote><p>Inslee said then: &ldquo;Listen, that did not stop me from putting out my job creation agenda. &hellip; Yes, I&#39;ve got some responsibilities in Washington D.C., but we are pursuing a very vigorous effort to [get] people back to work.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:29:55 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 4398 at http://www.kplu.org Rep. Inslee to resign from Congress for Wash. governor's race Inslee defends election strategy, says he'll stay in Congress and run for governor http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-defends-election-strategy-says-hell-stay-congress-and-run-governor <p>Despite trailing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna in several polls and grumbling from within the Democratic party that he focus on the governor&rsquo;s race, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) says his campaign for the governor&#39;s mansion is on track.&nbsp;</p><p>About remaining in Congress while the election for Washington state&#39;s top seat heats up in earnest, Inslee said: &ldquo;Listen, that did not stop me from putting out my job creation agenda. &hellip; Yes, I&#39;ve got some responsibilities in Washington D.C., but we are pursuing a very vigorous effort to [get] people back to work.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:51:53 +0000 Derrick Perkins 4257 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee defends election strategy, says he'll stay in Congress and run for governor Democratic lawmakers seek to overturn supermajority for taxes http://www.kplu.org/post/democratic-lawmakers-seek-overturn-supermajority-taxes <p>Washington voters consistently send Democratic majorities to the statehouse. But four times over the past 20 years they&rsquo;ve also voted to require a supermajority of the legislature to raise taxes. Most recently, in 2010. Now a group of Democratic lawmakers and their allies are challenging the constitutionality of that two-thirds rule.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:42:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 4248 at http://www.kplu.org Facebook wanted journalists to sign non-disclosures before news conference http://www.kplu.org/post/facebook-wanted-journalists-sign-non-disclosures-news-conference <p>Facebook is apparently pretty concerned about privacy &ndash; especially its own.</p><p>After announcing that Facebook and the State Attorney General&rsquo;s office would announce a &ldquo;joint legal strategy&quot; this morning, the AG&rsquo;s office followed up with an email requiring journos sign a non-disclosure agreement.</p><p>The email was sent to all journalists invited to the press conference at Facebook&#39;s Seattle office involving company officials and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:24:41 +0000 Jake Ellison & Monica Spain 3939 at http://www.kplu.org Facebook wanted journalists to sign non-disclosures before news conference Facebook, Washington AG join in fight against 'clickjacking' http://www.kplu.org/post/facebook-washington-ag-join-fight-against-clickjacking <p>Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining with Facebook to launch a public attack on the internet scam known as &ldquo;click jacking.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>Adscend is the Delaware company behind the so-called click-jacking scam. &ldquo;Clickjacking&rdquo; involves computer codes embedded in links that you click on that triggers Facebook&rsquo;s &ldquo;Like&rdquo; feature.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:20:03 +0000 Monica Spain 3947 at http://www.kplu.org Facebook, Washington AG join in fight against 'clickjacking' Updated: Facebook wanted journalists to sign non-disclosures before news conference http://www.kplu.org/post/updated-facebook-wanted-journalists-sign-non-disclosures-news-conference <p>Facebook is apparently pretty concerned about privacy &ndash; especially its own.</p><p>After announcing that Facebook and the State Attorney General&rsquo;s office would announce a &ldquo;joint legal strategy&quot; this morning, the AG&rsquo;s office followed up with an email requiring journos sign a non-disclosure agreement.</p><p>The email was sent to all journalists invited to the press conference at Facebook&#39;s Seattle office involving company officials and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:49:32 +0000 Jake Ellison 3935 at http://www.kplu.org Updated: Facebook wanted journalists to sign non-disclosures before news conference Gregoire snubs AG's McKenna, seeks ruling on tax voting http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoire-snubs-ags-mckenna-seeks-ruling-tax-voting <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is bypassing the attorney general&#39;s office and seeking court guidance on the constitutionality of a law limiting tax increases.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:54:37 +0000 The Associated Press 3615 at http://www.kplu.org Commissioner says all trust lands at risk in PUD/McKenna case http://www.kplu.org/post/commissioner-says-all-trust-lands-risk-pudmckenna-case <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington&#39;s Lands Commissioner, Peter Goldmark, says his fight with Okanogan County over a power transmission line has implications for all state trust lands. The Supreme Court last week ordered Attorney General Rob McKenna&#39;s office to represent Goldmark in his court appeal to block new power lines.</p><p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 03:40:11 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2545 at http://www.kplu.org