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    Over the years, many former elected officials in Washington have given their papers and other documents to the State Archives for safekeeping and making them available for public viewing. The latest former official to turn over papers to Archives is one of my predecessors, Bruce Chapman, who served as Secretary of State from 1975 to 1980. Bruce’s papers cover his years on the Seattle City Council, as Secretary of State, and when he was U.S. Census Bureau Director and Deputy…

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    Everyone thinks of libraries as the place to read or check out books. But a summer day camp program in three Eastern Washington communities demonstrated that local libraries are much more. For six weeks this summer, kids in Harrington, Lind and Reardan took part in the Stimulating Summers Enriching Young Minds day camps in the communities that were supported by their libraries. Camp attendees explored different themes through crafts, games and reading. Themes included space camp, art around the world,…

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    Last Thursday’s launch for the new Legacy Washington exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered,” was a great event that brought a large crowd to the Capitol. You can watch TVW’s coverage of the exhibit launch here. The exhibit explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or…

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    Seven veterans or soldiers, four Korean Americans and two civilians affected by the Korean War, all profiled in a new exhibit and book about the war, have been honored at its official launch event in the Capitol. The colorful and informative exhibit in the Office of Secretary of State’s front lobby is called “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” Created by our office’s Legacy Washington team, it explores stories about Washingtonians who experienced the war (1950-53) in different ways, including…

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    We’re only one day away from the launch event for the new Legacy Washington exhibit, “Korea 65: The Forgotten War Remembered.” The exhibit explores the stories of 13 Washingtonians who experienced the Korean War in different ways, from U.S. soldiers who fought in the war, to a nurse who worked in a MASH unit, to Korean Americans who grew up in Korea during or after the war. The public is invited to attend the Korea 65 exhibit launch at the…

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