Jerry Cornfield

GOP’s probe of Planned Parenthood ends, but fight continues

A politically contentious investigation by Congressional Republicans into the practices of Planned Parenthood and procuring of fetal tissue for research quietly concluded this… Continue reading

A Democrat and ex-Republican team up to end two-party politics

Brian Baird and Chris Vance unveil a new organization called Washington Independents.

State is close but still not compliant in school-funding case

Lawmakers must act during the next legislative session to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

Dems say GOP tax plan doesn’t add up for everyone

Rep. Suzan DelBene’s amendments to restore deductions, which the bill does away with, were rejected.

Judge Larsen settles with state on alleged campaign finance violations

She was accused of failing to ‘timely and properly’ report an in-kind contribution worth thousands.

Franklin keeps lead as number of uncounted ballots dwindles

At 44.8 percent to 43.7 percent, that’s a large enough margin to avoid an automatic recount.

Democrats might control Olympia, but they’ll need GOP votes

A Manka Dhingra win in the 45th District would give Democrats a 25-24 advantage in the Senate.

Other races: Snohomish mayor race is tight, Zieve is trailing

Ellis leads Chan in Fire District 1; Matsumoto Wright is ahead of Richards in Mountlake Terrace.

Tuohy ahead of Franklin by 49 votes in Everett mayoral race

Election officials expect to release the next tally of ballots around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Drop off your ballot by 8 p.m., or have it postmarked today

The fate of dozens of seats on city councils, school boards and fire commissions are to be decided.

Where to drop off election ballots

There are 16 locations in Snohomish County.

Sen. Pearson of Monroe resigns to join Trump administration

The Republican legislator and staunch supporter helped bring a campaigning Trump to Everett in 2016.

Rhetoric roils as election day draws near

Everett’s mayoral contest isn’t the only lively race on the ballot.

Ferguson, Eyman battle will linger for another year at least

At question is the amount of information Tim Eyman must share in a civil case.

Governor’s aerospace adviser leaving for private sector

John Thornquist plans to take a job with Cascade Business Group, a Bellevue consulting firm.

With more ballot drop boxes, will more people vote?

Yes, a study suggests. But added convenience still might not inspire ‘low-voting’ demographic groups.

Mayoral candidate Judy Tuohy talks with voters at a National Night Out event held at the Evergreen Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tuohy now says Safe Streets Initiative has failed

The Everett mayoral battle might swing on who voters think will keep them safe.

Mayoral candidate Judy Tuohy talks with voters at a National Night Out event held at the Evergreen Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’

Also: A too-young school board candidate in Sultan is old enough now, and he’s running as a write-in.

Progressive alliance changes Everett mayoral candidate pick

Fuse Washington has switched its recommendation from Cassie Franklin to Judy Tuohy.

Election strategy pits one councilmember against another

In Mountlake Terrace, Seaun Richards filed to run against fellow member Kyoko Matsumoto Wright.