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Jerry Cornfield: Likely wins, probable losses, tight races
Our man in Olympia summarizes the early election results in Washington state and Snohomish County.
When should you shop in Lake Stevens? Depends on your name
Mayor Brett Gailey suggested shoppers go on certain days, based on the first letter of their last names.
Coronavirus overshadows state lawmakers’ many hits and misses
As they conclude a 60-day legislative session, the effects of the worsening outbreak weigh heavy.
As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges
Disputes over climate policy, Boeing tax breaks and data privacy await resolution before they adjourn.
This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’
The company wants a tax break temporarily repealed. Some don’t want to give it back without new conditions.
The state has too much money and it’s a problem
With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it.
School leaders seek to learn why bonds, levies aren’t passing
Pinpointing a cause quickly could help them decide whether to try again in April special election
On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it, but does it?
Lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to reduce the cost of those tabs.
What lawmakers want to do isn’t always what needs to be done
They’ve introduced 1,341 bills. It’s time they started focusing on the ones that matter most.
Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap
The Republican state representative, linked to domestic terrorism, is not likely to get the boot.
Inslee draws a line in the battle on clean fuels law
Rebuffed in 2019, the Democratic governor is turning up the heat on those in his party who oppose it.
Matt Shea is a man without a caucus. But he has a House seat
Whether Democrats try to expel the GOP lawmaker will be a hot topic in the upcoming session.
With five elections, get ready to vote a lot in 2020
It will be a busy year as voters decide the fate of school bonds and help choose the next president.
Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters
Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.
A gift idea for a troubled relationship: intervention
Appointment flap is latest dispute in protracted rift between Senate Republicans and Lt. Gov. Habib.
Will we feel different when Trump is impeached? Probably not
As a historic vote looms in the House, attitudes of the public are pretty hardened on this subject.
When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent
A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.
Initiative impresario, political provocateur — and governor?
Tim Eyman’s candidacy will settle whether voters like him as much as they like his tax-cutting ideas.
Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020
Supporters started too late and had too little money to explain the problems R-88 would solve.
Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure
Lawmakers will wrangle over cuts in transportation spending as lawyers tangle on the measure’s legality.