Jerry Cornfield

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.

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?

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

LGBT Activists Compare Anti-Trans Ballot Supporters to Orlando Shooter

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

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

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.

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.

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

Gov. Jay Inslee is beginning the last year of his first term

Gov. Jay Inslee is beginning the last year of his first term with every expectation of winning re-election in November.But challenges stacking up for his… Continue reading

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is developing an initiative to curb gun-related violence

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is developing an initiative to curb gun-related violence in Washington through executive order.“We are finalizing our plan and hope to announce… Continue reading

Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with

Eight lawmakers entrusted with drafting a school funding plan in line with the tenets of the state Constitution and dictates of the Supreme Court won’t… Continue reading

OLYMPIA — Washington will hire more rail inspectors and let fire departments

OLYMPIA — Washington will hire more rail inspectors and let fire departments know ahead of time when train shipments of crude oil are coming though… Continue reading

State lawmakers learned Wednesday they are getting a raise. So will Gov.

State lawmakers learned Wednesday they are getting a raise.So will Gov. Jay Inslee.And even indicted state Auditor Troy Auditor will earn more this fall --… Continue reading

Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas —

Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.Its adherents in the Democratic Party unearthed a retooled… Continue reading

By the end of next week, Washington will learn how often tank

By the end of next week, Washington will learn how often tank cars of oil siphoned from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale are getting shipped by… Continue reading

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are finding themselves once again falling down a

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are finding themselves once again falling down a rabbit hole in their Sisyphean efforts to cure the real and perceived ailments… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee’s call to raise money for schools by closing tax

Gov. Jay Inslee’s call to raise money for schools by closing tax breaks put the education funding debate back in the laps of lawmakers this… Continue reading

Pyrotechnic spectacles aren’t the only way of welcoming a new year.There are

Pyrotechnic spectacles aren’t the only way of welcoming a new year.There are bear dances in Moldavia, pickle drops in Pennsylvania. And in Ecuador, many celebrate… Continue reading

The Majority Coalition Caucus of the state Senate is about to turn

The Majority Coalition Caucus of the state Senate is about to turn 1 year old, and what an interesting year it’s been.It was Dec. 10… Continue reading

This story was originally published in our cousin paper, The Everett Herald.

This story was originally published in our cousin paper, The Everett Herald.OLYMPIA -- Tim Eyman may wind up losing more from this month’s election than… Continue reading