State Supreme Court clears way for second sheriff recall bid

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has cleared the path for signature-gathering to begin in a second recall effort against Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney. The Daily Herald reports justices issued a two-page ruling Thursday that finalizes the content of recall petitions that will be circulated starting Friday by those seeking to oust the first-year sheriff. Those petitions contain three charges. Two are linked to Fortney’s criticism of Gov. Jay Inslee in April, when he stated in a Facebook post that Inslee’s stay-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic was unconstitutional, and that his deputies would not enforce it.