From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Clallam County flag (Images courtesy of Washington State Archives) The northern part of the Olympic Peninsula is a place where the spectacular Olympic Mountains meet the Strait of Juan de Fuca. For mountaineers trekking up the slopes of the Olympics, a bird’s eye view of Clallam County greets them at the summit. Past the borders […]
  • Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary certifies I-1366 and I-1401. Two initiatives, one dealing with taxes and the other with endangered animals, officially have the green light to go onto the General Election ballot this fall. Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary Thursday certified that Initiative 1366 and I-1401 both have enough valid signatures to […]
  • Chelan is third in a series covering Washington’s 39 counties, including how they got their names. ————————————— If you look at a map of Washington, you’ll notice a long body of water gently winding across the northern Cascades. This blue swath is not a river, but Lake Chelan, a long, narrow lake that is a scenic […]
  • Since many of you are getting ready to vote in the Primary ending next week, here’s a chance to sharpen your voting skills by taking part in the July edition of the State Library Jewels poll. This month’s three candidates are a copy of the book Hop Culture in the United States, a copy of […]
  • During the summer months, tourists and Washingtonians alike flock to the San Juan Islands to enjoy the sights and activities, including a possible a glimpse of whales. Pods of orca, gray, and humpback whales frequent the waters around the scenic islands. They can often be seen on boat tours, ferry rides, and from island vantage […]