Jerry Cornfield

Voters Brie Roberts, 28, and Michael Woods, 30, vote for the first time at the Robert J. Drewel Administration Building on the Snohomsish County Campus on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Voters young and old put this election in the record book

Generations X and Z, and Millennials, showed up and increased their share of votes compared to 2016.

 

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With a final tally, county closes the book on 2020 election

In spite of the pandemic, more voters cast ballots in Snohomish County than in any prior election.

 

Sky Valley Education Center teacher Jeanna Stroble, who has been a teacher for 34 years, waves a sign in support while wearing a T-Rex costume as the We Teach Monroe parade and rally drives by on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Back to remote learning for Monroe district’s first-graders

The switch comes after some in-person classes, and a warning that teachers could be fired for not showing up.

 

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Eyman trial halted; family member of AG staffer falls ill

The Thurston County judge ordered a pause until Monday out of abundance of caution.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Steve Hobbs

Democratic lawmakers ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

They want to try to scaling back on occupancy before forcing an end to inside service.

Steve Hobbs
Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Eyman fights allegation he repeatedly broke campaign laws

In a lawsuit, the state accuses the prolific initiative promoter of getting kickbacks.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman talks to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in front of the Temple of Justice at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Ron Muzzall

Muzzall captures Senate seat as Price Johnson concedes

The contest in the 10th District emerged as one of the year’s most expensive electoral battles

Ron Muzzall
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, wear masks before taking them off for a final rehearsal in the governor's office before making a statewide televised address on COVID-19, which health officials have warned is accelerating rapidly throughout the state, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee: As Thanksgiving nears, ‘further restrictions’ coming

“Simply put, we have to rethink these holidays,” the governor said in a televised address with his wife.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi, wear masks before taking them off for a final rehearsal in the governor's office before making a statewide televised address on COVID-19, which health officials have warned is accelerating rapidly throughout the state, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Top (L-R): Rep. Carolyn Eslick and Debra Blodgett, chairwoman of the Snohomish County Republican Party. Bottom (L-R): Doug Roulstone, vice chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Party, and State Senator Keith Wagoner.

Local GOP leaders insist it’s too soon for Trump to concede

Biden might win, they say, but they’ll await the counting of all ballots and the Electoral College outcome.

Top (L-R): Rep. Carolyn Eslick and Debra Blodgett, chairwoman of the Snohomish County Republican Party. Bottom (L-R): Doug Roulstone, vice chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Party, and State Senator Keith Wagoner.

Monroe teachers urge district to pause further reopening

The school board there is moving forward with a plan to bring first-graders back on campuses on Nov. 16.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall

Muzzall takes lead over Price Johnson in state Senate race

The Republican senator trailed Election Night but has moved in front with latest ballot count.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.

As ballots are counted, three legislative races tighten

Democrats Paul, Homola and Price Johnson saw their leads shrink in a trio of 10th District races.

Top (L-R): Ron Muzzall, Helen Price Johnson, Greg Gilday, Angie Homola, Kim Wyman. Bottom (L-R): Bill Bruch, Dave Paul, Mark James, April Berg, Gael Tarleton.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee receives a congratulatory kiss from his wife Trudi before addressing the media after winning his third term as governor, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Olympia, Wash. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP)

Inslee surges to big win as he secures a rare third term

Schools chief Chris Reykdal was winning. Secretary of State Wyman was locked in tight race.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee receives a congratulatory kiss from his wife Trudi before addressing the media after winning his third term as governor, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Olympia, Wash. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP)
Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.

Larsen, DelBene and Jayapal cruising toward re-election

Incumbent House Democrats hold solid leads in contests to represent Snohomish County in Congress

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.
A plane tows a Trump banner Oct. 17 over Possession Sound in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Five things to watch in this election, and none named Trump

Senators are under fire, a sex-ed law is under attack and a non-partisan race has gotten very partisan.

A plane tows a Trump banner Oct. 17 over Possession Sound in Everett. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

If you haven’t already, Tuesday is your deadline to vote

Officials say Washington voter turnout could reach 90% in this supercharged presidential election.

There are ballot drop boxes scattered around Snohomish County. This one is in the parking lot at the Everett Mall. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)

Washington donors help stoke fires of hot U.S. Senate races

Contributions are flowing into electoral battles from Arizona to Maine, Kentucky to South Carolina.

Top (L-R): Amy McGrath, Lindsey Graham, Jamie Harrison. Bottom (L-R): Mark Kelly, Martha McSally, Mitch McConnell. (AP photos)
Mark James (left) and April Berg.

Moderates may decide a million-dollar battle for state House

Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James are dueling in the 44th, a political swing district.

Mark James (left) and April Berg.
John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.
Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.

COVID isn’t the only issue in contests for three House seats

Incumbent Democrats face challengers who talk about immigration, federal spending and term limits.

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Jeffrey Beeler, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Pramila Jayapal, Craig Keller, Tim Hazelo.