Jerry Cornfield

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.

 

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.

 

Evictions on hold statewide amid COVID-19 outbreak

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

 

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

There are four major decisions lawmakers are tackling before the end of this legislative session.

Memorable moments during a Sound Transit hearing

The problem is easy to understand, but appears impossible to solve.

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.

No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

Check out the numbers behind the November 2019 general election.

New voting system survives the primaries

Everything went swimmingly… so what’s next?

New voting system parks primary election concerns

Is VoteWA ready for its debut, live and untested?

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.

Inslee strikes hard with executive powers

Last week, the governor vetoed a single sentence repeated throughout a transportation budget.

What’s going on with WA’s clean water rules

Washington has been trying to make the first significant update in its water quality standards since the 1990s.

A historic era ends, another begins

Frank Chopp is gone, and John Lovick is taking the reigns.

Inslee, Democrats riding high

His absence from The Hill may explain why things are moving smoothly over there.

Snohomish woman finishes 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

Time is running out on these “iconic creatures.”

Is a low-carbon fuel standard running out of political gas?

State Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens is pondering whether to move the bill out of the committee.

Democrats are in charge but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

Gov. Inslee and the state Supreme Court

The court will be ruling on whether Inslee’s executive actions for addressing climate change were an overreach of power.

Lawmaker says state should focus more on recovery

House Bill 1768 would define “recovery” in state legislation if the bill is passed.

Legislators explore car tab solutions

Who knows if Democrats and Republicans can agree on this issue.