Jerry Cornfield

Civic leaders give Rep. Larsen a transportation wish list

They solicited the Everett congressman’s help in steering additional federal aid to the county.

‘Curmudgeon with a heart’: GOP stalwart Jim Donner dies at 79

He was a sharp-tongued insider of Republican politics in the county and state for half a century.

Lawmakers tell court they’ve met their school-funding mandate

The Legislature has approved a report to the state Supreme Court about the so-called McCleary case.

State’s firearms records months behind

The backlog of the state’s database used by law enforcement reaches nearly a half million records.

Republican Jeff Sax to challenge John Lovick for House seat

Sax won a seat on the County Council in 2001 by defeating the incumbent councilman, Dave Somers.

State wants car owners to pay a fee it failed to collect

The Department of Licensing forgot to collect $15 fees on more than 32,000 cars — 4,000 in the county.

Gay lawmaker’s persistence led to conversion therapy ban

Sen. Marko Liias says the new law sends a message to LGBTQ youth: “There is nothing wrong with you.”

Inslee signs campaign finance bill

The legislation aims to make clearer for filers how to follow reporting rules and avoid mistakes.

Justices will decide if state school-funding crisis is over

Legislators and the state superintendent think the latest budget will satisfy the Supreme Court.

Inslee signs spending and tax-cut bills; here’s what they do

He and lawmakers think they’ve finally met the mandate to fully fund public education.

Her first bill ensures better notice of wildlife relocations

The state now must give local officials detailed information before introducing big game animals.

Retired Naval officer Doug Roulstone to run for state Senate

The Republican will challenge incumbent Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, in the 44th District.

Bill aims to curb the filing of campaign finance complaints

It would give the Public Disclosure Commission greater discretion in resolving violations.

False claims online ignite a snit among local party leaders

The internet probably isn’t the best place these days for Democrats and Republicans to duke it out.

Sound Transit lobbies Congress to keep Lynnwood line funded

President Trump wants to cut a $1.17 billion grant. Bipartisans in Congress could preserve it.

Soft-drink makers push to ban local taxes on soda and food

Motivated by a Seattle tax on pop, they are planning an initiative to keep groceries mostly tax-free.

Employment agency leader quits on report of ‘creepy’ behavior

Previously, Dale Peinecke was a chairman of the Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County.

Property owners excluded from tax starting next year

They didn’t get to vote on the Sound Transit plan but have been required to pay the tax.

Why Republican legislators voted against a property tax cut

You’ll no doubt be hearing about it in campaign ads next fall.

Mill Creek city councilman to run for state office

Jared Mead will challenge Rep. Mark Harmsworth for Position 2 in the 44th Legislative District.