From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Most of us associate September with the return of school, football and fall. But it’s also the month dedicated to reminding citizens to register to vote. The National Association of Secretaries of State, in which Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is heavily involved as an executive board member, has declared September as National Voter […]
  • (Photo courtesy of Omak-Okanogan Chronicle) This summer’s wildfire season is the worst in Washington state history, with nearly 1 million acres burned, hundreds of homes and other buildings destroyed, and three firefighters killed. Many Washingtonians are looking for ways to donate money or goods to help victims in our state. Before you give, the Office […]
  • Talk about a photo finish. In one of the closest Library Jewels online polls ever, the 1873 photo of a Tacoma family enjoying a picnic edged out the 1784 chart of the Northwest coast of North America in the August edition of the monthly series. The picnic photo received 49 percent of the votes, while […]
  • Over the past week, we’ve featured some of the rare, historical and interesting items found in our State Library through our monthly Library Jewels blog series. We’re now ready for you to take a final look at the three August entries and then choose your favorite. They include a 1784 chart of the Northwest coast […]
  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman says the recount of the close primary vote in House District 9 in the sprawling six-county district showed that not a single vote changed from the original tally. That means former Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim’s 47-vote margin over Democrat Kenneth Caylor stands. Lathim advances to the General Election, taking […]