From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Clark County flag (Image courtesy of Washington State Archives) If you were asked which county in Washington was the oldest, would you know the answer? Think way back to the pioneer era and you may get a clue. In 1805, Lewis and Clark ended their historic westward journey at the mouth of the Columbia River […]
  • Since many of you will be following the results closely after the state’s Primary ends Tuesday night, you might be interested to know the results for our latest Library Jewels online poll are in. The book Hop Culture in the United States topped the July poll with 49 percent, edging two other books, The Marine […]
  • Clallam County flag (Images courtesy of Washington State Archives) The northern part of the Olympic Peninsula is a place where the spectacular Olympic Mountains meet the Strait of Juan de Fuca. For mountaineers trekking up the slopes of the Olympics, a bird’s eye view of Clallam County greets them at the summit. Past the borders […]
  • Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary certifies I-1366 and I-1401. Two initiatives, one dealing with taxes and the other with endangered animals, officially have the green light to go onto the General Election ballot this fall. Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary Thursday certified that Initiative 1366 and I-1401 both have enough valid signatures to […]
  • Chelan is third in a series covering Washington’s 39 counties, including how they got their names. ————————————— If you look at a map of Washington, you’ll notice a long body of water gently winding across the northern Cascades. This blue swath is not a river, but Lake Chelan, a long, narrow lake that is a scenic […]