Jerry Cornfield

Governor orders face coverings for businesses and customers

As COVID-19 cases surge in several counties, officials are making adjustments to fend off a relapse.

 

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

 

High court weighs legality of voter-approved car tab measure

Foes of Initiative 976 argue it violates the Constitution and should be tossed out.

 

Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right

The governor knew vetoing a single sentence in roads budget was unusual. A judge ruled it wasn’t legal.

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort

Snohomish County’s embattled sheriff wants to derail local attorneys working in concert to unseat him.

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Eyman is in the voter guide after removing Inslee reference

The initiative-promoter turned GOP candidate was told references to the governor weren’t allowed.

State braces for huge budget hole as tax collections tumble

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘Dreamers’

But with Trump in power, DACA recipients and their allies say it’s a reprieve, not an end to the debate.

Eyman told he can’t talk about Inslee in voter guide statement

The initiative-promoter turned GOP candidate was informed his references to the governor aren’t allowed.

State schools chief expects classrooms to reopen this fall

Superintendent Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

State auditor to probe causes of massive jobless claims fraud

Auditors want to know how criminals used stolen IDs to collect up to $650 million in benefits

Foes file signatures for measure to repeal new sex-ed law

Referendum 90 would let voters decide fate of controversial legislation signed by governor in March.

State agencies map out possible cuts to plug budget hole

Layoffs and service cuts loom as state leaders confront a $4B gap due to the COVID pandemic.

Snohomish’s rogue barber can still be sanctioned, state says

A suspended license, threat of arrest and lawsuits have not been keeping Bob Martin from his customers.

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

Protests continue as Inslee backs review of police actions

Governor says armed citizens in front of stores, like in Snohomish, makes a volatile situation worse

Inslee embraces peaceful demonstrators, condemns looters

The governor activated the National Guard as protests continued Monday after the killing of George Floyd.

New guidelines ease the path to Phase 2 for Snohomish County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.