Jerry Cornfield

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Students will not return to classrooms this school year

Monday’s decision applies to all schools — public, private and charter.

Students will not return to classrooms this school year
Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)

Gov. Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

As in other states, demand for intensive health care due to COVID-19 is expected to peak later in April.

Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference April 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Inslee’s Facebook page)
Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

The governor said Wednesday that the state must become self-reliant in the fight against COVID-19.

Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment
Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)

Gov. Inslee warns of stepped-up ‘stay home’ enforcement

“Thousands of calls” from residents concerned about businesses and people not following restrictions.

Gov. Jay Inslee is pictured March 28 at a field hospital set up at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to address non-COVID-19 medical needs. (Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee’s Twitter feed)
Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order

Jay Inslee on Monday took an aggressive new step to curb social interactions as coronavirus deaths rise.

Governor: Stay at home — and that’s now an order
Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.

Inslee: Some folks aren’t taking the virus outbreak seriously

At a news conference, the governor warned businesses and individuals to get with the program.

Screenshot of Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference from March 20, 2020, on TVW.
Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

The governor announced the order, with some exceptions, as well as millions in grants for businesses.

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak
When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION
Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples
Traffic passes over the 90-year old Magnolia bridge, aging and in need of replacement, Wednesday in Seattle. State and local governments could end up scrambling to pay for road paving and other transportation projects as a Washington state measure that would cut car tabs to $30 was passing in early returns Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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.

Traffic passes over the 90-year old Magnolia bridge, aging and in need of replacement, Wednesday in Seattle. State and local governments could end up scrambling to pay for road paving and other transportation projects as a Washington state measure that would cut car tabs to $30 was passing in early returns Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after speaking with reporters Aug. 22 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after speaking with reporters Aug. 22 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time
To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question | Column

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question | Column

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question | Column
State’s new voting system passes key test

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a… Continue reading

State’s new voting system passes key test
Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers

Teachers ratified a new contract Monday and the Board of Education will consider it next month.

Mukilteo schools may soon have state’s highest paid teachers
Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

Governor’s watch: timing is everything
Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford
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

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