Jerry Cornfield

Under new rules, you will no longer have to pray in your car

Rules issued Wednesday allow the restart of spiritual services — with limits on the number of worshipers.

Worst jobless rate in the state: Snohomish County at 20.2%

In April, 91,383 were unemployed in the county. The aerospace sector was hit especially hard.

Counting COVID deaths isn’t as simple as you might think

State relies on results of tests and death certificates in calculating the daily toll of the disease.

State sues an Arlington gym for violating stay-home order

“It is my constitutional right to be open,” says a co-owner of PA Fitness. He plans to countersue.

State rules enable dental and medical practices to resume

Meanwhile, a new report reveals initial $428M hit to tax collections for the state budget

Hobbs withdraws from crowded race for lieutenant governor

The Lake Stevens state senator cited extended duty with Washington National Guard as a factor.

Many file for county, state and federal offices

No race attracted more candidates than for governor, which includes Inslee, Eyman and Goodspaceguy.

Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

As Robinson moves to the Senate, Wicks gets a House seat

Robinson, a House member for seven sessions, is succeeding John McCoy who retired in April

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices on Wednesday considered cases in which an Everett man and others went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

State to deploy brigade of contact tracers to box in virus

A force of 1,371, including 351 from the National Guard, will assist local health districts statewide

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

An Everett man and two others contend the Constitution allowed them to put country ahead of party.

Curtain rises on campaign season as candidate filing begins

With COVID, all filing is online and, for now, campaigning will be a virtual experience for all.

Robinson emerges as Democrats’ top choice for Senate seat

The Snohomish County Council will decide May 13 on a successor to John McCoy, who retired last month.

As state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.

Golfing and hiking return but a hair cut is out until June

Phase one begins today; barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.

Democrats to nominate potential successors for John McCoy

If Rep. June Robinson is tapped for the vacancy, several people are interested in her House seat.

Inslee challenger seeks to block ban on religious gatherings

The GOP candidate for governor says he’s been prevented from conducting Bible studies in his home.

Rapid coronavirus tests make drive-thru debut in county

Gov. Inslee clears way for elective surgeries but won’t say how long stay home order will be extended

$317 million Everett school bond bound for August vote

Board members say passage of the measure will help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.