Jerry Cornfield

Governor Inslee extends stay-home order to May 4

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday extended his statewide stay-home order through 11:59 p.m. on May 4, saying it is proving to be an… Continue reading


Inslee to state businesses: Pivot to make medical equipment

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday said Washington-based companies, including Outdoor Research Inc. in Seattle, are pivoting to produce desperately needed protective equipment for… Continue reading


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

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday unveiled a stepped-up effort to enforce his statewide “stay home” order amid signs of a slowing rate of… Continue reading


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

The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on this developing story to provide readers with critical information. To support vital reporting such as… Continue reading

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

The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on this developing story to provide readers with critical information. To support vital reporting such as… Continue reading

Unpredictable 2020 Legislative Session Ends | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The 2020 Legislative Session has come to a close. It didn’t unfold the way anyone thought it would, nor is it ending as… Continue reading

Bipartisan support to allocate $100 million for COVID-19 | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Coronavirus watch: It is and will continue to get worse. On Monday, we learned the death toll had risen to six in Washington… Continue reading

Olympia’s Money Struggles | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — The latest revenue forecast for the state is presenting Democratic budget writers in the House and Senate with a new challenge. Too much… Continue reading

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — A trove of policy disputes, a bit of political tension and a historic leadership change await lawmakers Monday when they begin a 60-day… Continue reading

State sues Johnson & Johnson, claims it fueled opioid epidemic

SEATTLE — State attorneys sued Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, accusing the internationally known corporation of fueling an opioid epidemic in Washington through the use… Continue reading

State Republicans miss their big chance | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — In late June 2017, with a partial shut down of government looming, Gov. Jay Inslee reached a deal guaranteeing lawmakers a chance to… Continue reading

Changing opinions, not so much | The Petri Dish

What will you feel when the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald J. Trump? Relief, satisfaction, frustration, anger? Maybe nothing at all?… Continue reading

Looking for a new chair | The Petri Dish

We knew it would happen. It’s a wonder it took this long. Tim Eyman, the initiative impressario, political provacateur and human heartburn for a generation,… Continue reading

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure | The Petri Dish

Most ballots are counted but the fight over Initiative 976 is far from over. It’s just changing venues. The measure paring the cost of car… Continue reading

Tuesday’s election features a ballot full of consequences: Initiative 976 and Referendum 88

Voters on Tuesday have a couple interesting decisions to make. And some pretty darn important ones for their community as well. There are two high-profile… Continue reading

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget! | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers are butting heads with Gov. Jay Inslee over what they consider a misuse of executive power. Inslee is taking steps to… Continue reading

Inslee Passes Up A Chance To Confront Corporate ‘Blackmail’ | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee had a chance recently to face his muggers. He didn’t show up. It would have been interesting to see if he’s ready to… Continue reading

An Unprecedented Move | The Petri Dish

When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent in this… Continue reading

A Helpful Annoyance | The Petri Dish

If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year, it was 12. And voters will get a chance… Continue reading

Inslee’s bid for third term derails plans for other Democrats

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee set a course Thursday for a third term as the state’s chief executive and left a trail of disappointed Democrats… Continue reading