Jerry Cornfield

State money for postage-paid ballots might not be enough

Snohomish County gets $166,000, but if turnout is high this year, it might cost more.

Everyone agrees Jackson High School has ‘too many students’

The school district is in this position because voters didn’t support a $330.6 million bond measure.

Media, lawmakers search for peace on public records

With mediation on tap, questions remain as to who can objectively participate.

Budget depleted by legal expenses in case against Tim Eyman

The state Public Disclosure Commission overspent for legal services by $302,000 through April.

Feeling dissed, Mukilteo teachers plan to pack board meeting

They’ve been picketing as they plan to address the School Board, again, about reopening salary talks.

State will buy back bump stocks before they become illegal

The devices, when attached to semiautomatic weapons, allow them to fire more rapidly.

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Both sides of gun debate agree on one thing

The Alliance for Gun Responsibility and the NRA are each suing to rewrite the measure on restrictions.

Each day, school leaders eye students for potential threats

State lawmakers have established a work group to help identify possible mass-shooters.

Filing ends and the campaigning begins

Twenty-nine people are throwing their hat in the ring against incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell.

What Mukilteo teachers are saying makes sense but sounds bad

Public concern for teacher salaries may be steadfast, but patience for conflict is wearing thin.

A sex offender challenges the state to define pornography

And the state Supreme Court agrees that a condition for his probation is “unconstitutionally vague.”

Postage paid: Election ballots won’t need stamps this year

The governor and the secretary of state have found a way to cover the cost statewide — in 2018, anyway.

Political newbies and veterans begin filing for offices

Among them: A Sultan city councilman aiming for Congress and a 19-year-old with his eye on Olympia.

It’s (early) election season, and 38 seats are up for grabs

Candidate filing begins Monday for local, state and federal offices.

Millions at stake in Tulalip lawsuit over sales tax revenue

The state is concerned over the implications the case has on lands held by other tribes in Washington.

Mukilteo teachers want new state funds used for salaries

The district turned down the union’s demand to bargain. “Our position is we’ve got a closed contract.”

Eyman to spend $500K of his own money on car-tab initiative

Lacking deep-pocketed donors this time, he says he’s willing to risk his own retirement money.

Tacoma chairman of state House committee could be suspended

Rep. David Sawyer, a Democrat, has been accused of inappropriate or harassing behavior.

Less hunting and fishing means less revenue for state agency

The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s expenses are climbing, while sales of licenses are down.