Jerry Cornfield

A key Democrat equivocates on legislative candidate Palumbo

If you want to make retiring Democratic state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe squirm a little, ask her who she wants to succeed her in… Continue reading

State needs to answer question of school employees’ salaries

In advance of Wednesday’s hearing on school funding, Washington Supreme Court justices had posed many questions that state attorneys told them couldn’t be… Continue reading

Trump brings his appealing swagger to a very blue state

It took Donald Trump nearly four minutes to enter Xfinity Arena, make his way to the podium and greet thousands of screaming fans… Continue reading

Clean water vs. the cost of clean water

The state is about to get new standards for water quality calibrated in part on how much fish we eat. The question is which version?… Continue reading

Trump seeks strategy input ahead of Aug. 30 state visit

It’s a pretty safe bet Donald J. Trump will lose in the state of Washington this November. It’s a pretty sure one he’ll get walloped… Continue reading

Prepare for gold-medal bickering in first gubernatorial debate

On Wednesday, right about the time beach volleyballer Kerri-Walsh Jennings hopes to be capturing gold in the Rio Olympics, the two men vying to be… Continue reading

What we learned from the initial primary results

As ballot counting continues in the 2016 primary, here are a few story lines emerging from the results already in hand. Bill Bryant is in… Continue reading

Should he stay or should he go? Just imagine the answers

Taking a cue from the Grand Old Party’s four-day fete in Cleveland, consider the case Republican leaders in this state might make against… Continue reading

State schools chief going to court over McCleary case

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn knows school districts use local levies to pay teachers and principals because they don’t get enough money from the… Continue reading