Jerry Cornfield

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

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.

It took a while but Cantwell and Hutchison are set to debate
He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it

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.

He’s not on the ballot, but Inslee is campaigning like it
Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

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.

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House
Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time

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.

Even with postage paid, voters couldn’t send ballots on time
In legal fight with AG, cost of contempt is rising for Eyman

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.

In legal fight with AG, cost of contempt is rising for Eyman
Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer

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.

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

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

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.

McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in contributions
Vote may come before court acts on ‘small font’ gun measure

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.

Vote may come before court acts on ‘small font’ gun measure
Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November

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

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November
After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

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.

After this primary thrashing, GOP could be SOL in Olympia

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

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.

It’s only the primary but for the parties the stakes are high
In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way

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

In ads, Republicans punish a Democrat for voting their way
Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?

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

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

Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?
Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more

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

Counties aren’t gonna take it any more
Mental health competency delays are costing state millions

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.

Mental health competency delays are costing state millions
State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

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

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020
Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

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

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

Media, lawmakers search for peace on public records

With mediation on tap, questions remain as to who can objectively participate.

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