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    Winning artwork by Emilie Haedt, an eighth-grader at Tacoma’s Annie Wright School. (Image courtesy Legacy Washington) Five Washington students have been named state champions in a writing, art and film contest sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State’s Legacy Washington  program, which produced  the “Who Are We?” profile series and exhibit. The competition asked Washington students in grades 6-12 to share who they are and who they hope to become. Contestants could submit entries in different formats, including writings,…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. delivers a speech during his only visit to Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives) With the nation observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s worth recalling the time when the civil rights icon paid his lone visit to Seattle, in 1961. The Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, the Seattle civil rights activist, arranged for King to come to the Emerald City. Legacy Washington’s online profile on Dr. McKinney, released last January, describes what happened when…

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    Secretary Wyman with former Secretaries of State Sam Reed (left) and Ralph Munro at her ceremonial swearing-in. (Photo courtesy of Laura Mott) Kim Wyman began her second term as Washington’s 15th Secretary of State after being sworn into office before a joint legislative session Wednesday. Wyman took the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu shortly after noon on Wednesday, receiving cheers at a joint session of the House and Senate when she was called up to the…

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      Secretary Wyman with former Seahawk Marcus Trufant in her office. (Photos courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Not even freezing temps could keep hundreds of Seahawks fans from gathering on the north steps of the Capitol for a rally Friday morning to cheer on the Hawks before their home playoff game Saturday night against Detroit. Secretary of State Kim Wyman joined Gov. Jay Inslee, Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and former Seahawk defensive back Marcus Trufant in firing up the cold crowd…

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    If you aren’t a registered voter in Washington but want to vote in the special election period ending Feb. 14, here are registration deadlines to keep in mind. Jan. 16 is the last day to register online or make online updates to your name or address. Because Jan. 16 is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and the U.S. Postal Service isn’t delivering mail that day, our Elections Division is urging county elections offices to accept mail-in registrations or…

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