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Credit score wars sequel; the speaker’s fortune-telling pen

Here’s what’s happening on Day 26 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Washington State Department of Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange outside of the Twin Rivers Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Corrections officers, inmates frustrated and fatigued by COVID

In a visit to the Monroe prison, Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange said the response to the pandemic is keeping people safe and alive.

Washington State Department of Corrections Secretary Cheryl Strange outside of the Twin Rivers Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett, takes notes on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The legislative session is scheduled to end later this month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

‘It is time’: Rep. Mike Sells says he won’t seek re-election

The Everett Democrat helped cement WSU’s presence in Everett, expand nursing education and bolster worker rights.

Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett, takes notes on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Wednesday, April 13, 2011. The legislative session is scheduled to end later this month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Redistricting nearly done; a big reveal on transpo spending

Here’s what’s happening on Day 24 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Cutoff countdown to punish lying politicians, curb governor

Here’s what’s happening on Day 22 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns at a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any permitted public demonstration across Washington under a measure being considered by Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

State Democrats push new round of open-carry gun restrictions

They want to keep guns away from ballot counting and out of places where city councils and school boards meet.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., two men stand armed with guns at a protest supporting President Donald Trump and against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any permitted public demonstration across Washington under a measure being considered by Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Salmon saver or farm killer? Either way, it’s in trouble

Here’s what’s happening on Day 19 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Kevin Duncan puts his ballot in the ballot drop box outside of the Arlington Library on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Arlington, Wash. The Arlington school District has three measures on the February ballot, including one to replace Post Middle School. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

High court: State must pay for some, not all, ballot boxes

Snohomish County sued to recoup the cost of adding 21 ballot drop boxes to comply with a 2017 law.

Kevin Duncan puts his ballot in the ballot drop box outside of the Arlington Library on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Arlington, Wash. The Arlington school District has three measures on the February ballot, including one to replace Post Middle School. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Guv will testify; a dinosaur is revived; GOP is resurgent

Here’s what’s happening on Day 17 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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A fake vax card could land you in jail if this bill passes

Here’s what’s happening on Day 15 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Legal triumph for the AG, fiery D.C. return for the governor

Here’s what’s happening on Day 12 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Ballots sent for special election on public schools’ funding

Levies to pay for staff, programs, computers and capital projects are on the Feb. 8 ballot across Snohomish County.

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Democrats ready to ditch the other ‘grand bargain’ of 2021

Here’s what’s happening on Day 10 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Regulators OK doubling of composting operation in Stanwood

Lenz Enterprises can now handle 150,000 tons a year. Residents worry odors will be a problem.

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Ports and potties, and a delay in long-term-care payroll tax

Here’s what’s happening on Day 8 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)

Lawmakers consider Snohomish County request for 2 more judges

It’s been 15 years since the Legislature approved a new Superior Court judge for the county.

Snohomish County Courthouse. (Herald file)
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Possibly 150,000 are in line to clear overturned convictions

Here’s what’s happening on Day 5 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

Guard troops will help Providence in Everett, among other places, deal with a surge in virus patients and staffing shortages.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113
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The state of the state and the mind of the governor

Here’s what’s happening on Day 3 of the 2022 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Federal lawsuit challenges ‘tribal monopoly’ on sports betting

Maverick Gaming wants to invalidate compacts allowing tribes, including the Tulalip and Stillaguamish, to offer sports wagering.