Jerry Cornfield

Delta neighbors make their pitch to hasten smelter cleanup

Everett residents are asking officials to shorten the timeline for contaminated areas.

3 years in the making: New law on police use of deadly force

Legislators are about to pass a bill making it easier to prosecute cops involved in shootings.

Gov. Jay and President Inslee heard in the same speech

Inslee focused on climate change but also seemed to be testing anthems for a national campaign.

House concealed-guns policy keeps lieutenant governor away

Normally, Cyrus Habib would preside over an annual joint session. But he said he felt vulnerable.

With a slew of new faces, Legislature begins 2019 session

Lawmakers will debate climate change, the mental health system and taxes over the next 105 days.

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

An old tax idea is getting resurrected for the new year

The governor is pushing for reform of a real estate excise tax that House Democrats failed to pass.

New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A lawmaker’s statewide plan would remove culverts, redo the U.S. 2 trestle and fund many other projects.

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for legislators

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

With a signature issue and a federal PAC, he is well-positioned for entry into the 2020 contest.

Democrats won big, but party leader could still lose her job

Tina Podlodowski is facing a challenge from Jason Call, who is pushing for a more progressive agenda.

State revenues to reach $50B but new fees or taxes loom

The state has never had so much money to spend on government. Inslee says it is still not enough.

John Koster wonders who cares about ‘The Caravan of Crap’

The ex-lawmaker runs a small state agency, so when he shared that essay on Facebook, people noticed.

Big corporations were among the winners of Tuesday’s voting

So were gun-safety advocates. But the governor and others concerned about climate change came up short.

A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched

Democrat Ivan Lewis is battling Republican Robert Sutherland, and history, in the 39th district.

Masquerading junk election mailers sneak across the aisle

Last time, in 2010, it was Democrats. This time it’s conservatives. Either way, it’s opaque misdirection.

Proposed pay hikes for politicians are Eyman’s newest target

If a citizen panel approves the raises in February, Eyman vows to pursue a referendum to repeal them.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Eyman trial in case brought by state AG pushed to 2020

AG Ferguson is still waiting for financial records from the Mukilteo initiative promoter.

Tim Eyman during a court hearing about the legality of an anti-tax measure, in King County Superior Court in Seattle on Jan. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A booming economy won’t make next state budget less taxing

Gov. Inslee warns of a $1.5 billion gap and says there are few ways to bridge it.

17 people will decide whether elected officials get raises

A special commission will soon set salaries for state officeholders, including the governor.

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