From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Two citizen initiative campaign submitted boxloads of petitions by the Friday deadline, and both appear to have an excellent shot at making the statewide ballot this fall. Tim Eyman, the state’s most prominent use of the initiative process, turned in what he and co-sponsors Jack and Mike Fagan estimated at at least 334,000 signatures for […]
  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman did her first “Wyman Works for You” work day Thursday at the  Washington Veterans’ Home at Retsil in Port Orchard. She described it as a heart-warming opportunity to serve lattes and have great conversations with veterans like M. John Stanley, who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Wyman was fulfilling […]
  • OLYMPIA – Secretary of State Kim Wyman is praising lawmakers for ensuring that Washington voters will have a voice in the 2016 presidential nominating process. Lawmakers in both chambers and both parties joined in approving $11.5 million for the state to hold a Presidential Primary next winter. Wyman, the state’s chief elections officer, will advocate […]
  • We’ve shown off the three Library Jewels for June, so it’s time for you to choose your favorite. Your  choices are an 1867 map of the northern U.S. from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean, 1890 state legislators’ signatures, and the J.W. Thompson photo collection of Washington. You can select your fave by going to […]
  • Three Indian princesses examine a camera. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Library) Our third and final Library Jewel for June is a collection of photographs and slides of Washington, taken by J. W. Thompson between 1950 and 1968. The collection includes 115 photos and about 1,500 slides of a wide variety of subjects of the […]