From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • As state history buffs and many others know, this year marks the 125th anniversary of Washington reaching statehood in 1889. Several key events that year led up to the historic date of November 11 when we became the 42nd state. Among those events happened on August 19 that year when the Constitutional Convention approved one […]
  • Washington 125 Years of Statehood logo. (Images courtesy of Legacy Washington) A Kickstarter private fundraising deadline is fast approaching for the latest Capitol exhibit — this one devoted to some of the biggest stories of the year of statehood, 1889. This is the 125th anniversary of being admitted to the union. Legacy Washington, a program […]
  • Time is running out to offer nominations for a 2014 Corporations for Communities Award. The nomination deadline is August 31. Do you know a Washington corporation or business that contributes to your community? It could be providing volunteer help on projects, or donating money or supplies, or something else that makes a positive difference. If […]
  • Secretary Wyman, whose office oversees “direct democracy” through ballot measures, says she’s gratified that a jail term has been ordered for a Snohomish County woman who was convicted of initiative fraud. The jail term, believed to be the first such sentence for this type of fraud, underscores that Washington has “zero tolerance” for petition fraud, […]
  • Elephant Head Rock on the Washington coast. There’s no denying that Washington has many beautiful places and a wide variety of stunning landscapes, from rugged ocean beaches and evergreen forests to jagged, glacier-clad mountains, deep blue lakes and sagebrush-strewn deserts. Our state’s amazing beauty has attracted photographers for years — that’s evident when you scan […]