Jerry Cornfield

Judge Larsen settles with state on alleged campaign finance violations

She was accused of failing to ‘timely and properly’ report an in-kind contribution worth thousands.

Some Snohomish County lawmakers given new responsibilities

The changes are the result of the Democrats regaining the majority in the Senate.

Democrats might control Olympia, but they’ll need GOP votes

A Manka Dhingra win in the 45th District would give Democrats a 25-24 advantage in the Senate.

Sen. Pearson of Monroe resigns to join Trump administration

The Republican legislator and staunch supporter helped bring a campaigning Trump to Everett in 2016.

Ferguson, Eyman battle will linger for another year at least

At question is the amount of information Tim Eyman must share in a civil case.

Where are the voters? So few returned ballots are ‘baffling’

Also: A too-young school board candidate in Sultan is old enough now, and he’s running as a write-in.

Election strategy pits one councilmember against another

In Mountlake Terrace, Seaun Richards filed to run against fellow member Kyoko Matsumoto Wright.

Everett mayoral campaign is one of the priciest ever

Many campaign donors are giving to both Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy.

Enough or not enough, that is the McCleary question

As each side argues over school funding, the schools chief pushes for more special education money.

Carolyn Eslick

Republican Eslick’s 2018 fortunes may depend on Democrats

She has a formidable House seat opponent in Elizabeth Scott, a conservative former state lawmaker.

Carolyn Eslick

When it comes to majorities, Democrats must use them or lose them

Some hope that a Democratic victory in the Senate race will spur a bipartisan Hirst compromise.

Lawmakers want to know if Sound Transit conned them on costs

But they didn’t ask for testimony from the transportation committee members who negotiated the bill.

Whether cheers or jeers, DeVos appearance will rouse spirits

Trump’s secretary of education is coming to Bellevue to raise money for a pro-business think tank.

This guy is aiming to go from Tweakerville to City Hall

Everett mayoral hopeful Gary Watts is counting on voters’ concerns about the city’s drug addicts.

Inslee’s capital budget tour is getting on Republicans’ nerves

Jay Inslee is back on the road this week with his “Ain’t Got No Capital Budget Blues” Tour. He’s traveling to Snohomish County… Continue reading

Snohomish cowboy ready to take on ‘Sheriff Joe’ again

A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign. The ink had barely… Continue reading

Trump’s plans, not his tweets, should be an issue this fall

There is no shortage of subjects that candidates for local offices can debate in their campaigns this fall. Don’t expect President Donald J. Trump to… Continue reading

‘What happened to Hillary happened to Brian Sullivan’

Those leading the Snohomish County Democratic Party wanted badly for Brian Sullivan to be the city’s next mayor. They gave the Democratic county… Continue reading

Washington voters now can voice opinions on new tax laws

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax… Continue reading

Petition seeks rewrite of state’s new distracted-driving law

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use… Continue reading