Jerry Cornfield

Initiative didn’t help the Democrats | Jerry Cornfield

Democrats are trying to sort out what went wrong in November’s general election and why the presence of Initiative 594 on the ballot didn’t motivate more of their voters to turn out.

Republicans got their groove back

Looks like the Grand Old Party got its groove back.

Olympia has case of Boeing Fatigue | Jerry Cornfield

More than the usual exchange of cold and flu germs occurred among lawmakers this session.

Despite complaints, politicians are re-elected | The Petri Dish

Hours into the partial unplugging of federal government, HappyClam was anything but joyous about the feat of the nation’s elected leaders.

Crucial time for Washington’s democrats | The Petri Dish

With the curtain all but closed on the fall election, Democrats will turn their attention to filling two jobs critically important for the political party’s future in Olympia and throughout the state.

Charter schools and Initiative 522 | Views

We’re learning this week where Washington’s first charter schools may open in 2014 and who may operate them. This much is certain: No one wants to do it in Snohomish County.

Director of Washington charter schools appointed | The Petri Dish

Joshua Halsey is about to become one of the most important people in public education in Washington.