Jerry Cornfield

County diversion center opens soon for homeless addicts

A temporary infusion of state money will get the pilot program launched next month in Everett.

Tim Eyman found in contempt over his financial documents

The Mukilteo political activist, meanwhile, is suing the state himself over Initiative 940.

Car tab relief effort crashes

There was too little time and Republicans had amendments they seemed intended to filibuster on.

In control, Democrats pressed an ambitious agenda in Olympia

Besides school funding and a property-tax cut, they enacted far-ranging progressive laws.

Democrat Ruth Kagi won’t seek re-election to the state House

The 32nd District representative, first elected in 1998, has been a champion of children and education.

On final day, lawmakers look to pass budget, property tax cut

But there are some questions about car tabs and increasing the age to buy a semiautomatic rifle.

Stunning Olympia news: Compromise over police use of force

It was not always a civil process, but two diametrically opposed groups managed to find common ground.

Property owners get relief from tax they did not vote on

Sound Transit now can levy a tax only on full parcels entirely within its taxing district.

Bump stock ban becomes law; semiautomatics bill up next

It will be illegal in Washington to sell or own devices that make semiautomatic guns fire more rapidly.

State House GOP leader Kristiansen won’t seek re-election

The Snohomish representative from the 39th District has served in the Legislature since 2003.

Lawmakers are now at odds over a Sound Transit car-tab fix

The Senate and House disagree over whether lost revenue from a lower fee should be offset right away.

Taming the traffic-troubled U.S. 2 trestle

A report due in June will sort out what city, county and state officials think are the best options.

Inslee vetoes public records bill; lawmakers get a do-over

And news organizations that successfully sued have agreed to seek a stay of a judge’s disclosure order.

State Senate OKs new way to calculate Sound Transit car fees

It should result in reduction of the cost of vehicle licenses. The bill now goes to the state House.

Area projects get boost in proposed state road budgets

Among them: Highway 9 through Clearview, Highway 530 in Darrington and the new Mukilteo ferry terminal.

What actions by state lawmakers will influence your vote?

These proposals or accomplishments could reverberate next November. Tell us what you think.

Legislature urged to make 21 legal age for semiautomatics

Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Adam Cornell cites “the carnage that I saw” in Mukilteo.

Lawmakers: Wait and see before paying your property taxes

If they settle on a fix before the legislative session ends March 8, it might affect what you owe.

Hundreds of emails urge Inslee to veto public records bill

They express dismay and anger at what they view as lawmakers forsaking the will of the public.

House passes ban on bump-fire stocks

If the Senate approves, Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign it into law.