Jerry Cornfield

17 people will decide whether elected officials get raises

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

It took a while but Cantwell and Hutchison are set to debate

The candidates agreed to televised debates in Tacoma and Spokane — unless the Senate is in session.

He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it

Republicans may find votes by making the election a referendum on the Democratic governor’s agenda.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the Postal Service for delivering them.

In legal fight with AG, cost of contempt is rising for Eyman

A judge has doubled the fine for the initiative promoter’s failure to produce records.

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

The state Supreme Court nullified a remarkable compromise over police use of deadly force.

Trash, tests, training: Teachers had many issues besides pay

Big raises aren’t the only thing in the new Everett Education Association contract.

McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in contributions

In some cases, contributions did not get disclosed until more than two years after they were received.

Vote may come before court acts on ‘small font’ gun measure

Historically, justices really don’t like to mess with initiatives before voters get a crack at them.

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

Republicans have to worry about Trump. Meanwhile, big money is flowing into initiative campaigns.

After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

Republicans in the Legislature have three months to come up with a stunning election counterpunch.

The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide

So far, it’s happening in Edmonds, Omak, Othello, Bellevue and Lake Washington, to name a few.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high

In the era of the Top Two primary, next month’s winners likely will also win in the general election.

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

State Sen. Steve Hobbs is getting slammed for supporting bills introduced by GOP lawmakers.

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

They’re all gearing up for legal duel with the state over money and power.

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

Soon, some of those languishing behind bars may need to be released and charges against them dismissed.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

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