Jerry Cornfield

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Could a carbon tax find its way into a grand bargain?

Here’s what’s happening on Day 85 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Armed citizens stand along First Street to protect businesses from possible looters on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Both sides cite armed crowd in Snohomish in gun-bill debate

Two Snohomish County lawmakers invoked the May incident in arguing for and against a gun ban at protests.

Armed citizens stand along First Street to protect businesses from possible looters on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Leaders want pledge that Everett light rail will be on time

Sound Transit faces rising costs. Talk of “hard decisions” has Snohomish County officials concerned.

The Lynnwood Link light rail extension breached the 25% milestone for construction in Mountlake Terrace shot on Wednesday December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Biden may seek to house migrant children in Washington

Here’s what’s happening on Day 82 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Vehicles line up Wednesday at Arlington Municipal Airport, one of Snohomish County's public vaccination sites. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 20210331

In 2 weeks, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

With supply rising, Gov. Jay Inslee will open COVID-19 vaccinations to all starting April 15.

Vehicles line up Wednesday at Arlington Municipal Airport, one of Snohomish County's public vaccination sites. (Sue Misao / The Herald) 20210331
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State transpo package arrives, clean fuel standard motors on

Here’s what’s happening on Day 80 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Inmates sue state to gain immediate access to vaccinations

The lawsuit also seeks to bar corrections staff who refuse vaccine from having contact with inmates.

The Monroe Correctional Complex on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Inmates held a demonstration on Wednesday night after six inmates tested positive for COVID-19. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Budgets, school re-openings and data privacy

Here’s what’s happening on Day 78 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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The Washington State Capitol in Olympia. (Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau, file)

State Senate Democrats unveil ambitious $59.2B spending plan

The proposal would use reserves and federal aid for economic recovery and the fight against COVID-19.

The Washington State Capitol in Olympia. (Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau, file)
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Senate Democrats go big with budget. Will House go bigger?

Here’s what’s happening on Day 75 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Urgent responses to the Blake decision emerge in Olympia

Here’s what’s happening on Day 73 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Federal aid is key to House, Senate transportation budgets

The Democratic plans count on $1 billion in COVID-19 relief to offset a drop in gas taxes, tolls and ferry fares.

Freshmen await the start on the assembly at Arlington High School Friday morning in Arlington on March 19, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Schools will reopen everywhere, but dates vary by district

Under an order from Gov. Jay Inslee, students in all grades must have a chance to return by April 19.

Freshmen await the start on the assembly at Arlington High School Friday morning in Arlington on March 19, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Clean-fuel bill seems to be bypassing a key Democratic foe

Here’s what’s happening on Day 71 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Substitute teacher Oscar Gardner, 76, right, gets the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Kim Vo, left, a pharmacist working for the Seattle Indian Health Board, Monday, March 15, 2021, at a SIHB clinic in Seattle. The SIHB began vaccinating front line staff from Seattle Public Schools Monday, including substitute teachers, custodians, nutrition services staff, special education teachers, and instructional aides, after determining they had enough doses of the vaccine to share with school workers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With vaccine supply rising, governor will expand eligibility

He’s also extending an eviction moratorium and a ban on utility shutoffs.

Substitute teacher Oscar Gardner, 76, right, gets the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Kim Vo, left, a pharmacist working for the Seattle Indian Health Board, Monday, March 15, 2021, at a SIHB clinic in Seattle. The SIHB began vaccinating front line staff from Seattle Public Schools Monday, including substitute teachers, custodians, nutrition services staff, special education teachers, and instructional aides, after determining they had enough doses of the vaccine to share with school workers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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5 ways to spend federal aid, 1 reason to pass capital gains

Here’s what’s happening on Day 68 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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A revenue jackpot; Democrats lukewarm to Inslee school order

Here’s what’s happening on Day 66 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

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Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and his wife posted a video to Facebook. (Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney)

Sheriff Fortney breaks his silence on failed recall attempt

In a video, he criticizes recall campaign leaders and defends actions that led to the effort to oust him.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and his wife posted a video to Facebook. (Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Sheriff won’t face recall, but his foes say they’ll battle on

They came up short on signatures. They vow to keep watch and be ready if Fortney runs in 2023.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney in July 2020. (Sue Misao / Herald file)