Jerry Cornfield

No promises: New money, rules complicate teacher bargaining

School could be delayed as negotiations intensify in nearly every district in Snohomish County.

 

Still close, recount could decide Rep. Larsen’s November foe

Challengers Brian Luke and Gary Franco are separated by fewer than 100 votes in the primary tally.

 

Judge nixes gun restriction measure, says print is too small

It now goes to the state Supreme Court to decide if Initiative 1639 will be on the ballot this fall.

 

Pickets, protests pay off as Mukilteo teachers get hefty hikes

The deal needs to be ratified by the teachers union and be approved by the school board.

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

Republicans have to worry about Trump. Meanwhile, big money is flowing into initiative campaigns.

Edmonds gun owners and NRA sue city over safe-storage law

Firearms in the home must be “unusable” to all but the owner or those they’ve authorized to use it.

PUD’s Vaughn may be out, Darrington fire levy may be in

Friday night election tallies show changing results while some ballots remain uncounted.

Small shifts but no changes in second day of vote counting

A levy increase sought by Fire District 24 in Darrington continued to falter.

After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

Republicans in the Legislature have three months to come up with a stunning election counterpunch.

Primary roundup: State Sen. Hobbs survives GOP attack ads

Meanwhile, in Everett, an appointed city councilwoman was trailing two challengers.

It’s Election Day, and no stamp is no problem

Drop your ballot in any mailbox, but it must be postmarked today. There also are special ballot boxes.

Voters face array of decisions in Tuesday’s primary election

For example, which of 28 challengers will face Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell this fall?

Dueling GOP candidates dominate Senate race in the 39th

A duel involving two conservative Republicans with political experience is dominating a contest for a state Senate seat in the northeast stretches of Snohomish County.… Continue reading

The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide

So far, it’s happening in Edmonds, Omak, Othello, Bellevue and Lake Washington, to name a few.

Hobbs seeks 4th term against two challengers

What makes this an important seat is the partisan divide in the chamber.

New deal sets starting pay for Edmonds teachers at $62,688

The proposed scale ensures the district’s classroom teachers are amongst the highest paid in the state.

Larsen faces 5 foes in bid for 10th term

It’s the first time he’s run without a mainstream Republican in the race.

DelBene faces four challengers looking to change dynamic in DC

They are competing to represent the 1st Congressional District.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high

In the era of the Top Two primary, next month’s winners likely will also win in the general election.