Jerry Cornfield

Here’s how the state will spend $2.2B in federal pandemic aid

Lawmakers plan to use the money to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

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COVID bills to be signed, Eyman’s fate to be decided

Here’s what’s happening on Day 29 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Reopening gripes, fence frustrations and a wage freeze

Here’s what’s happening on Day 26 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Pay freeze for Inslee, lawmakers this year; pay hike in 2022

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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Democrats repel GOP push to go bigger on pandemic aid plan

Here’s what’s happening on Day 24 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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State House approves $2.2B for COVID relief; heads to Senate

The bill allocates federal money to fight the pandemic, help schools open, aid renters and assist businesses.

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Inslee gets some friendly fire; COVID spending nears a vote

Here’s what’s happening on Day 22 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish barber Bob Martin (Andrea Brown / The Herald) 20210126

Rogue Snohomish barber keeps on running with scissors

Bob Martin, whose license was revoked, has ignored a cease-and-desist order and could face more fines.

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A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

Starting Monday, folks can dine out, bowl and go to movie theaters in much of the Puget Sound region.

A waiter from Ivar's Seafood packages up food inside the outdoor dining tent on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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A new reopening plan emerges, and a road-work pause ends

Here’s what’s happening on Day 19 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With deal, Inslee lifts pause on local highway projects

The governor says he has an agreement with lawmakers to commit to finding money to fix fish-blocking culverts

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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As COVID bills advance, Inslee urges teachers to suck it up

Here’s what’s happening on Day 17 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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$2.2B COVID conversation begins; a road feud may be easing

Here’s what’s happening on Day 15 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Inslee pauses local highway projects to fund culverts fix

Lawmakers and civic leaders were peeved. The move slows work on Highway 9 in Lake Stevens and I-5 in Everett.

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Students, businesses to get a little help from lawmakers

Here’s what’s happening on Day 12 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Initiative promoter Tim Eyman arrives to talk to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Judge weighs Eyman’s fate as civil trial draws to a close

The serial initiative promoter is accused of campaign finance violations. His lawyer says he did nothing wrong.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman arrives to talk to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (right), D-Medina, with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Artondale, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. (Contributed photo) 20210120

Washingtonians bear witness to ‘democracy moving forward’

In “a moment to breathe and hope,” Snohomish County leaders witnessed the swearing in of President Joe Biden.

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (right), D-Medina, with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Artondale, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. (Contributed photo) 20210120
Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

At the state Capitol, a quiet day amid heightened security

There were no protests or arrests as troopers patrolled and the National Guard assumed a lower profile.

Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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COVID relief, vaccine reality and a monster road package

Here’s what’s happening on Day 10 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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