Jerry Cornfield

Big corporations were among the winners of Tuesday’s voting

So were gun-safety advocates. But the governor and others concerned about climate change came up short.

2 GOP state lawmakers lose ground to Democratic challengers

After a second day of ballot-counting, there were no changes in outcomes from Tuesday’s election.

A wave of Democratic victories doesn’t guarantee their agenda

For example, voter rejection of the carbon-fee measure shows a need for careful environmental policy.

Massive voter turnout marks end of volatile election year

With so much at stake up and down the ballot, turnout is expected to eclipse 75 percent.

Republicans look to keep grip on seats in 39th District

Concerns about roads, water and gun rights dominate the candidates’ conversations on the campaign trail.

Firearms initiative is causing a firestorm of debate

Mike Nelson and Brett Bass are gun owners who disagree on whether I-1639 will increase public safety.

It’s Democrat versus Democrat in this state Senate race

The duel between incumbent Maralyn Chase and challenger Jesse Salomon is about substance and style.

Inslee picks Spokane woman to pilot state aerospace policy

Robin Toth will lead the effort to convince Boeing to build its next new airplane in the state.

Three incumbent House Democrats face spirited challengers

Unlike many of their peers, DelBene, Larsen and Jayapal are heavy favorites to return to Congress.

Lovick and Sax duel on car tabs, tolls and transparency

It’s quieter since Sax posted excerpts of sex abuse investigation of Lovick that produced no charges.

Masquerading junk election mailers sneak across the aisle

Last time, in 2010, it was Democrats. This time it’s conservatives. Either way, it’s opaque misdirection.

Hobbs, Roulstone duel for important Senate seat

After a testy primary, tolls, traffic and taxes are dominant concerns on the campaign trail.

Proposed pay hikes for politicians are Eyman’s newest target

If a citizen panel approves the raises in February, Eyman vows to pursue a referendum to repeal them.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Eyman trial in case brought by state AG pushed to 2020

AG Ferguson is still waiting for financial records from the Mukilteo initiative promoter.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Setback in Seattle for NRA may bode well for Edmonds gun law

Both cities passed safe storage rules and both got sued by NRA. Edmonds case is in court Oct. 30.

A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Gov. Inslee warns of a $1.5 billion gap and says there are few ways to bridge it.

Time to vote: Ballots are in the mail

Voters are tackling big questions in the much-anticipated midterm election.

Judges, lawmakers and the governor in line for pay raises

Salaries would climb 18.5 percent for those in the judicial branch under a citizen panel’s proposal.

Supreme Court strikes down state’s death penalty law

The decision means eight inmates on death row will now spend the rest of their lives in prison.