Jerry Cornfield

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

High court weighs legality of voter-approved car tab measure

High court weighs legality of voter-approved car tab measure

Foes of Initiative 976 argue it violates the Constitution and should be tossed out.

High court weighs legality of voter-approved car tab measure
Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right

Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right

The governor knew vetoing a single sentence in roads budget was unusual. A judge ruled it wasn’t legal.

Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right
Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says
Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort

Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort

Snohomish County’s embattled sheriff wants to derail local attorneys working in concert to unseat him.

Fortney asks state high court to stop latest recall effort
Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public
Eyman is in the voter guide after removing Inslee reference

Eyman is in the voter guide after removing Inslee reference

The initiative-promoter turned GOP candidate was told references to the governor weren’t allowed.

Eyman is in the voter guide after removing Inslee reference
State braces for huge budget hole as tax collections tumble

State braces for huge budget hole as tax collections tumble

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

State braces for huge budget hole as tax collections tumble
High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘Dreamers’

High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘Dreamers’

But with Trump in power, DACA recipients and their allies say it’s a reprieve, not an end to the debate.

High court ruling brings joy and relief for ‘Dreamers’
Eyman told he can’t talk about Inslee in voter guide statement

Eyman told he can’t talk about Inslee in voter guide statement

The initiative-promoter turned GOP candidate was informed his references to the governor aren’t allowed.

Eyman told he can’t talk about Inslee in voter guide statement
State schools chief expects classrooms to reopen this fall

State schools chief expects classrooms to reopen this fall

Superintendent Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

State schools chief expects classrooms to reopen this fall
State auditor to probe causes of massive jobless claims fraud

State auditor to probe causes of massive jobless claims fraud

Auditors want to know how criminals used stolen IDs to collect up to $650 million in benefits

State auditor to probe causes of massive jobless claims fraud
Foes file signatures for measure to repeal new sex-ed law

Foes file signatures for measure to repeal new sex-ed law

Referendum 90 would let voters decide fate of controversial legislation signed by governor in March.

Foes file signatures for measure to repeal new sex-ed law
State agencies map out possible cuts to plug budget hole

State agencies map out possible cuts to plug budget hole

Layoffs and service cuts loom as state leaders confront a $4B gap due to the COVID pandemic.

State agencies map out possible cuts to plug budget hole
Snohomish’s rogue barber can still be sanctioned, state says

Snohomish’s rogue barber can still be sanctioned, state says

A suspended license, threat of arrest and lawsuits have not been keeping Bob Martin from his customers.

Snohomish’s rogue barber can still be sanctioned, state says

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

Protests continue as Inslee backs review of police actions

Protests continue as Inslee backs review of police actions

Governor says armed citizens in front of stores, like in Snohomish, makes a volatile situation worse

Protests continue as Inslee backs review of police actions
Inslee embraces peaceful demonstrators, condemns looters

Inslee embraces peaceful demonstrators, condemns looters

The governor activated the National Guard as protests continued Monday after the killing of George Floyd.

Inslee embraces peaceful demonstrators, condemns looters
New guidelines ease the path to Phase 2 for Snohomish County

New guidelines ease the path to Phase 2 for Snohomish County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

New guidelines ease the path to Phase 2 for Snohomish County
Firm accused of violating eviction ban agrees to restitution

Firm accused of violating eviction ban agrees to restitution

About 1,450 tenants, including some in Marysville, will receive rent refunds or direct payments.

Firm accused of violating eviction ban agrees to restitution