From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Gov. Inslee signs Medal of Valor legislation as state officials and OSOS staffers stand by. (Photo courtesy of Legislative Photo Department) One year ago, on the morning of March 22, a massive landslide east of Oso in Snohomish County devastated the landscape and claimed 43 lives.  First-responders and regular citizens from Oso, Darrington, and Arlington […]
  • It might now be March, but we’re thinking about February when it comes to our State Library Jewels blog series. After displaying February’s three Library Jewels last week, we’ve opened the online poll so you and others can choose your fave. The first Library Jewel is a hand-pressed book of romantic and Valentine’s Day-themed poems […]
  • 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 […]