From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Secretary Wyman kicks off Friday’s forum about polling and politics. Seated are pollster Stuart Elway and polling expert Kathy Frankovic (right). Public opinion polling, focus groups and shaping public policy and political campaigns were the focus of a Capitol forum co-sponsored Friday by Secretary of State Kim Wyman and the Foley Institute for Public Policy […]
  • Dr. Seuss created a character even more frightening than the Grinch, and her name was Ann. The name may not seem scary, but “Ann” really stands for “Anopheles,” which is the genus of mosquito that transmits malaria. This week’s third State Library Jewel features Ann in a book called “This is Ann: She’s Dying to […]
  • This month’s second State Library Jewel focuses on the library’s collection of Washington Territory Volunteer papers from 1854 to 1861. The papers include correspondence by the territorial governor, adjutant general, assistant adjutant general Second Regiment general, and Quartermaster and Commissionary Department, as well as other documents. The papers cover the Indian War and Civil War […]
  • (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) Valentine’s Day has passed, but for those of you who like romance all year long, the first State Library Jewel for February is right up your alley. It’s a hand-pressed book of romantic and Valentine’s Day-themed poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser. The book is called “Out of […]
  • Secretary Wyman has fun with some of the new Capsule Keepers in front of the Centennial Time Capsule in the Capitol. (Photos courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Washington‘s Centennial Time Capsule was sealed for the next 25 years during a ceremony at the State Capitol Sunday afternoon. Letters and artifacts collected over the last year were […]