Jerry Cornfield

How Politics Surprised Us, and Didn’t, in 2016

How Politics Surprised Us, and Didn’t, in 2016

Nationally few things were predictable. Locally, few things weren’t.

How Politics Surprised Us, and Didn’t, in 2016
Bernie Supporters Seem to Be Staging a Revolt in the Washington Democratic Party

Bernie Supporters Seem to Be Staging a Revolt in the Washington Democratic Party

Progressives want Tina Podlodowski, not Jaxon Ravens, to lead the state party.

Bernie Supporters Seem to Be Staging a Revolt in the Washington Democratic Party

Meet the Washington Electors Planning to Go Rogue

They are part of a longshot effort to deny Trump the presidency.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks about the need to build more homes in the state. Ryan Murray/staff photo
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks about the need to build more homes in the state. Ryan Murray/staff photo
Confident of Victory, Inslee Super PAC Is Focusing On Other Races

Confident of Victory, Inslee Super PAC Is Focusing On Other Races

The decision by Our Washington to pull its cash out of the governor’s race pretty clearly indicates its confidence of an Inslee victory.

Confident of Victory, Inslee Super PAC Is Focusing On Other Races
The Cheese (Dorito) Stands Alone: Only One Statewide Republican Is Standing By Trump
The Cheese (Dorito) Stands Alone: Only One Statewide Republican Is Standing By Trump
Running for Re-election Virtually Unopposed, Ferguson’s Oso Scandal May Not Leave a Mark

Running for Re-election Virtually Unopposed, Ferguson’s Oso Scandal May Not Leave a Mark

His office was found liable in the destruction of documents that may have helped Oso victims prove their case against the state.

Running for Re-election Virtually Unopposed, Ferguson’s Oso Scandal May Not Leave a Mark
Proposition 1 Needs Support Outside Seattle to Pass. But Not Much.
Proposition 1 Needs Support Outside Seattle to Pass. But Not Much.
Has the State GOP Given Up On Bill Bryant?

Has the State GOP Given Up On Bill Bryant?

The party hasn’t spent any money on their standard-bearer since the primary.

Has the State GOP Given Up On Bill Bryant?
Inslee’s Off-Color, Trumpian Joke at the Governor’s Debate

Inslee’s Off-Color, Trumpian Joke at the Governor’s Debate

Inslee joked about abuse in the classroom when touting pay raises for teachers.

Inslee’s Off-Color, Trumpian Joke at the Governor’s Debate
Friends and family gather to remember the victims of the Mukilteo shooting. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AG Ferguson Says There’s No Time to Wait for Assault Weapon Ban

“I just felt, ‘Well, screw it. If I believe it, I should propose it.’”

Friends and family gather to remember the victims of the Mukilteo shooting. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A Big McCleary Question: How Much Does the Market Value Teachers?

Competitive wages are vital for good teachers. But who are districts competing with?

Donald Trump’s Deep, Mystifying Appeal

Donald Trump’s Deep, Mystifying Appeal

It’s not simply that his supporters can’t stand Hillary Clinton. Those inside the Xfinity Arena really like Donald Trump. They are drawn to him. They aren’t going to abandon him.

Donald Trump’s Deep, Mystifying Appeal

Trump Expected to Hold Rally in Everett Tuesday

He’ll also hold a fundraiser in Bellevue.

Will the EPA Drop the Hammer on Washington’s Water Polluters?

Will the EPA Drop the Hammer on Washington’s Water Polluters?

The federal government may soon impose far stricter regulations on how much arsenic and mercury can be in our state’s waters.

Will the EPA Drop the Hammer on Washington’s Water Polluters?
LGBT Activists Compare Anti-Trans Ballot Supporters to Orlando Shooter

LGBT Activists Compare Anti-Trans Ballot Supporters to Orlando Shooter

Meanwhile, pro-ballot supporters say the Orlando attack was not a hate crime.

LGBT Activists Compare Anti-Trans Ballot Supporters to Orlando Shooter

Republicans Are Challenging Washington’s Transgender Rules in Yakima Today

GOP lawmakers hope an obscure committee can repeal state rules protecting transgender access to the bathroom of their choice.

Bernie Supporters Are Still Fighting, and Heckling, for Washington Superdelegates

Bernie Supporters Are Still Fighting, and Heckling, for Washington Superdelegates

On Sunday, at Heatherwood Middle School in Mill Creek, they made their presence felt at the convention of the Snohomish County Democratic Party, turning a usually bland affair of process and pep rally into a rowdy rebuke of three of the party’s torchbearers in Congress.

Bernie Supporters Are Still Fighting, and Heckling, for Washington Superdelegates

As Boeing Slashes Jobs, That Massive Tax Break Is Finally Getting Another Look

The governor and machinist union are sounding much more open to the idea of tying Boeing’s tax breaks to job numbers.

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A coalition led by statewide labor groups filed an initiative Monday to

A coalition led by statewide labor groups filed an initiative Monday to push the minimum wage to $13.50 an hour and allow workers to earn… Continue reading

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