Jerry Cornfield

Reykdal wants second term leading state public school system

Snohomish native, who narrowly won the seat in 2016, announced his re-election bid Thursday

Pace slows, but county population keeps growing

There’s been an increase of 13,580 people in the past year, more in unincorporated areas than in cities.

Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

They passed 51 bills to bring in more money. Democrats pushed major tax hikes past a resistant GOP.

Decision made: Stanford appointed to vacancy in state Senate

His appointment created an opening in the House. Bothell councilwoman Davina Duerr tabbed for it.

Decision time: Vacant state Senate seat to be filled Monday

If Derek Stanford gets the job, then it’ll be Duerr, Moralez or Rauniyar replacing him in the House.

NRA pulls out of lawsuit against Edmonds’ new gun storage law

But the NRA and a Bellevue gun rights group will fund the legal fight on behalf of 3 plaintiffs.

Northshore teachers reach deal on new contract with district

Details of the three-year agreement will not be made public until instructors ratify it Aug. 29.

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Teachers ratified a new contract Monday and the Board of Education will consider it next month.

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

Everett schools clamping down on cellphone use in classroom

Next fall, if students don’t keep them turned off it could result in confiscation and suspension.

Community college classes are going to cost a little more

Tuition is set to rise by 2.4 percent. Full-time students could pay another $100 next school year.

One-way ferry fares for vehicles could increase by about $1

It’ll help pay for a new hybrid-electric ferry and converting 2 vessels to run on electricity and fuel.

A Senate seat is on the line and the dominos are set to fall

Rep. Stanford seems a shoo-in for the appointment. There’s a drama brewing for his job in the House.

Cascadia College may no longer make you pay just to apply

Trustees are moving to axe the admission fee. They don’t want it to be a deterrent to potential students.

When will 2020 race for governor begin? When Inslee says so

Three potential candidates are mum for now as the governor vies for president and ponders a third term.

No dissent as House backs effort to pinpoint landslide risks

Use of 3-D maps to help scientists identify disasters before they happen was a bipartisan winner.

School districts can collect more taxes, but will they try?

Marysville, Everett and Arlington will. Darrington, Mukilteo and Lake Stevens won’t. Here’s why.

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

Getting rid of the two-party system isn’t as popular as hoped

Setbacks in 2018 derailed an effort by Brian Baird and Chris Vance to boost independent political power.

‘It doesn’t bring our son back,’ but they got lawmakers to act

They lost him in a fire, so a Sultan couple fought for a stricter smoke alarm law.