From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • State Elections Director Lori Augino, Secretary of State Wyman, Col. Will Phillips and FVAP Director Matt Boehmer. (Photo courtesy of Lori Augino) Secretary of State Kim Wyman shared a personal story to explain why she is so enthused about the  Federal Voting Assistance Program and voting assistance officers who help Washington service members and their families register to vote and cast their ballots, sometimes from remote locations. Secretary Wyman, along with Joint Base Lewis McChord Col. Will Phillips, FVAP Director...

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  • Washington Capitol with Tivoli Fountain in foreground. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Digital Archives) Washington’s beautiful Capitol Campus offers gorgeous views year-round. While most people see the campus during the day to tour buildings and view the flowers and trees that adorn the grounds, an evening walk-around can be worth it, too. This 1950s photo shows the Tivoli Fountain and a well-lit Capitol dome at dusk. The shot is part of the State Digital Archives’ Susan Parish Photograph Collection, 1889-1990....

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  • Supporters of the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library have a chance to put their money where their hearts are by donating to WTBBL during the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign Tuesday. GiveBIG is the one-day, online charitable giving event for King County nonprofits, where each gift is “stretched” to receive a percentage of a matching fund pool. You can GiveBIG to WTBBL by clicking here.  Can’t donate online or have questions? Call David Tuesday at (206) 615-0417 or (800) 542-0866...

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  • The Washington State Elections Division is drawing acclaim for accessibility upgrades to the state’s popular online voter information tool called MyVote. Two of the nation’s leading election blogs called attention to the recent re-launch of the portal. Mindy Moretti over at ElectionlineWeekly called it “mobile-friendly, easy-to-use and, importantly, accessible.” She wrote that because the site was “already a pretty comprehensive personalized voter tool, the state didn’t need to expand any functionality and was instead able to focus on improving the...

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  • Henry Friedman shares his experiences about hiding from the Nazis during World War II. (Photos courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman, who is featured in the Legacy Washington exhibit “Washington Remembers World War II,” gave a stirring and powerful presentation about his experiences. Secretary of State Kim Wyman emceed Friedman’s presentation Wednesday at the state Capitol. She thanked Friedman for having the courage to share his story. “The fact that he survived at all is a miracle,” Wyman...

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