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  • Do you know a state employee or manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty? You have until this Friday to nominate him or her for one of two state awards. The Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating […]
  • Luke Pearsons (left) videotapes his sister, Grace, who won the state’s 2014 Teen Video Challenge. (Photo courtesy of the Pearsons family) This time of year, Mount Vernon is known for its tulips, Puyallup for its daffodils and Wenatchee for its apple blossoms. Perhaps it’s time to recognize Ellensburg as a place that produces talented teen […]
  • John Hughes (left) interviews former State Auditor Bob Graham at home in March. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott.)   Robert V. Graham, elected seven times as Washington state auditor, died at his Olympia home on April 16, four days past his 93rd birthday. John Hughes, chief historian for the Secretary of State’s Legacy Project, completed […]
  • Rain or shine, the Capitol Campus is a great place to visit this time of the spring, thanks to the colorful outburst of flowers and tree blossoms. On the east side of the Legislative Building, flowers are starting to appear on the rhododendron bushes. Behind this blooming rhody, you’ll notice that the cherry trees are […]
  • As a lone bagpiper played a mournful “Amazing Grace” at the top of the Capitol steps, state troopers slowly lowered flags to half-staff in honor of those who lost their lives in the Oso landslide tragedy — and the communities and responders who continue to offer care and comfort. Gov. Jay Inslee, joined by Secretary […]
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This Day in Washington History
April 24, 1985

Arlo Guthrie sang his father's Bonneville Power Administration tune, "Roll On, Columbia," before 300 legislators and fans on the State Capitol steps. Woody Guthrie had been paid $270 for the song originally. The Legislature was considering a bill to make "Louie, Louie" the state song.

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