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5 ways to spend federal aid, 1 reason to pass capital gains

Here’s what’s happening on Day 68 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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A revenue jackpot; Democrats lukewarm to Inslee school order

Here’s what’s happening on Day 66 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and his wife posted a video to Facebook. (Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney)

Sheriff Fortney breaks his silence on failed recall attempt

In a video, he criticizes recall campaign leaders and defends actions that led to the effort to oust him.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and his wife posted a video to Facebook. (Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Sheriff won’t face recall, but his foes say they’ll battle on

They came up short on signatures. They vow to keep watch and be ready if Fortney runs in 2023.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Inslee signs order to get students back in classrooms

The directive requires districts to offer at least two days of on-campus instruction per week for all grades.

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Reopening schools, reviving a drug law and debating taxes

Here’s what’s happening on Day 64 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said that the Seattle Mariners baseball team, the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team and the National Women's Soccer League's OL Reign will soon be able to welcome a limited number of fans to their stadiums under a 25% seating capacity when they open their seasons. The easing of restrictions will also apply to high school sports, and was one of several aspects of the state's ongoing re-opening plan developed during the COVID-19 pandemic that were announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Moving to Phase 3: Fans in stadiums and more indoor dining

Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan will allow businesses to operate at 50% capacity starting March 22.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee said that the Seattle Mariners baseball team, the Seattle Sounders MLS soccer team and the National Women's Soccer League's OL Reign will soon be able to welcome a limited number of fans to their stadiums under a 25% seating capacity when they open their seasons. The easing of restrictions will also apply to high school sports, and was one of several aspects of the state's ongoing re-opening plan developed during the COVID-19 pandemic that were announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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A bundle of billions and an imbalance of power

Here’s what’s happening on Day 61 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Working families win; state is No. 1; dinosaur bill dies

Here’s what’s happening on Day 59 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Attempt to recall sheriff ends without any petitions filed

Critics of Sheriff Adam Fortney came up short after six months of signature-gathering.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Washington State voters' pamphlet for the 2020 general election. (Washington State Secretary of State)

What candidates say, wear in voter pamphlets may change

Lawmakers seek uniformity in how counties and state treat candidate statements and ballot arguments

Washington State voters' pamphlet for the 2020 general election. (Washington State Secretary of State)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney on July 29, 2020 (Sue Misao / The Herald)

With time expiring, sheriff recall group shy of signatures

A recall leader says they are unlikely to submit petitions after a judge denied their request for an extension.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney on July 29, 2020 (Sue Misao / The Herald)
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Taxing debates on capital gains, police reform, evictions

Here’s what’s happening on Day 57 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Every city may get a tax break used by Arlington, Marysville

It’s helped bring businesses to the two cities, so lawmakers want to make it available statewide.

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Inslee: The president made me speed up teacher vaccinations

Here’s what’s happening on Day 54 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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A view of the courtyard leading to the main entrance of the new Stanwood High building on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Law gives Washington high school seniors leeway to graduate

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that can waive some requirements for students who were on track before the pandemic.

A view of the courtyard leading to the main entrance of the new Stanwood High building on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two  (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Inslee OKs use of single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

With the first doses arriving this week, Everett schools planned a clinic to vaccinate school employees.

FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two  (Johnson & Johnson via AP)
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Lawmakers — and 8,000 others — await a capital gains tax bill

Here’s what’s happening on Day 52 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Clean fuels and police tactics advance, drug law fix arrives

Here’s what’s happening on Day 50 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Auditor denies Fortney recall group the extra time it seeks

He said he could extend the deadline for signature gathering if ordered by a court or the Governor.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney during an interview at the sheriff’s department June 17, 2020. (Sue Misao / The Herald)