Jerry Cornfield

Larsen faces 5 foes in bid for 10th term

It’s the first time he’s run without a mainstream Republican in the race.

DelBene faces four challengers looking to change dynamic in DC

They are competing to represent the 1st Congressional District.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high

In the era of the Top Two primary, next month’s winners likely will also win in the general election.

Bump stock buy-backs on hold because the money isn’t there

Budget committee leaders acknowledged the lack of funds and pledged to cover the costs in the future.

McCoy faces two foes who say he’s lost touch with the district

The top two in the Aug. 7 primary will face off in November with the winner earning a four-year term.

News media and lawmakers to resume clash over public records

As litigation continues over access to legislators’ records, a task force will begin meeting next month.

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is getting slammed for supporting bills introduced by GOP lawmakers.

Ballots will be mailed Thursday for Aug. 7 primary election

Participation could creep higher this year because voters, for the first time, won’t need stamps.

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Ballot measure would ban local taxes on groceries and soda

Backers have submitted petitions to put Initiative 1634 to a vote in November.

Soda pop seen at a grocery store in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Edmonds will consider new law requiring safe storage of guns

Under the proposal, gun owners could face fines ranging from $500 to $10,000.

Signatures filed for ballot measure targeting military-style rifles

The father of the surviving victim of the 2016 Mukilteo shootings helped deliver the petitions.

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

They’re all gearing up for legal duel with the state over money and power.

Voters might decide whether to make polluters pay a new fee

Proponents of Initiative 1631 turned in 380,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Auditor: Careful what you say about rivals in voter pamphlet

Some candidates react to the push for “civility” over what they consider “free speech.”

Nancy Rust was a defender of the environment

The Shoreline lawmaker, re-elected seven times, once called herself “the enemy of the builders.”

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

Soon, some of those languishing behind bars may need to be released and charges against them dismissed.

Public employee unions assess damage of Supreme Court ruling

The justices ruled 5-4 that government workers cannot be forced to pay a fee for a union’s services.

Property values continue skyward in Snohomish County

Home values climbed an average 12.2 percent since a year ago, the assessor says.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.