Jerry Cornfield

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for legislators

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

 

AG angered at absence of gun magazine limit in new report

Ferguson wants the public to know the panel on mass shootings chose not to embrace new restrictions.

 

With $10M, EvCC would boost parking for new learning center

But college leaders must convince the governor and lawmakers to put it in the next state capital budget.

 

UW Bothell pursuing state funds to boost STEM enrollment

The biomedical industry is looking for graduates and the university is seeking $1.5M to produce more of them.

President Ronald Reagan presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson’s family in 1984. Left to right are Vice President George H.W. Bush, Helen Jackson and Peter Jackson. (Courtesy of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation)

30 years ago, Snohomish County voters backed George H.W. Bush

The 1988 election is the last time a Republican presidential candidate won a majority in the county.

President Ronald Reagan presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson’s family in 1984. Left to right are Vice President George H.W. Bush, Helen Jackson and Peter Jackson. (Courtesy of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation)

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

With a signature issue and a federal PAC, he is well-positioned for entry into the 2020 contest.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The city of Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A statewide plastic bag ban may be in Washington’s future

Rep. Peterson is pushing for a prohibition similar to the one he helped enact in Edmonds in 2009.

A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks down Evergreen Way on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The city of Everett is looking at a ban on the bags. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Republican who lost Senate race is seeking a partial recount

Roulstone said he is doing it to test the county’s new ballot-counting system, not change the results.

Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy, blaming legal fight with AG

The state attorney general says the initiative promoter “brought these financial problems on himself.”

Democrats won big, but party leader could still lose her job

Tina Podlodowski is facing a challenge from Jason Call, who is pushing for a more progressive agenda.

Voters made this a midterm an election for the record books

Turnout was 70.6 percent, the third-highest non-presidential year ever for Snohomish County.

Principal Dave Peters holds the door for students exiting first lunch Monday morning at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on Jan. 22. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Got a pen? Help redraw boundaries for Everett high schools

Three meetings give the public a chance to weigh in as district tackles overcrowding.

Principal Dave Peters holds the door for students exiting first lunch Monday morning at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek on Jan. 22. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Search for new EvCC president is about to go national

A former chancellor of Seattle Colleges will help find a successor to retiring David Beyer.

State revenues to reach $50B but new fees or taxes loom

The state has never had so much money to spend on government. Inslee says it is still not enough.

Deal done: Sound Transit snags $1.2B from feds for Lynnwood

Trump axed it but Congress pushed back. The money will ensure light rail service starts in 2024.

Threat assessments key to preventing next school shooting

Panel calls for more school resource officers and counselors but not new restrictions on firearms.

Another setback for the state GOP: Rep. Dave Hayes concedes

Democrat Dave Paul has unseated the three-term 10th District lawmaker in the area’s last undecided race.

Eyman submits 286K signatures for $30 car tab measure

If this initiative qualifies, lawmakers could adopt it — otherwise it will appear on 2019 ballot.

John Koster wonders who cares about ‘The Caravan of Crap’

The ex-lawmaker runs a small state agency, so when he shared that essay on Facebook, people noticed.

A blue wave contributes to unseating a Republican lawmaker

Rep. Mark Harmsworth concedes to Democrat Jared Mead in hotly contested race in Snohomish County.