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Understanding the February Special Election

Understanding the February Special Election

Did you know there’s an election coming up on Tuesday, February 13th? Springtime special elections sometimes get overlooked, especially when it feels like the recent November election is so fresh in mind. But in the February 2018 special election, 65 percent of Washington’s registered voters are eligible to participate — that’s 2,753,553 people. Voters from all but two counties have issues and/or races on the February ballot. San Juan and Skamania are the exceptions, but not all other counties have…

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State Library helps Eastern WA libraries with day camps

State Library helps Eastern WA libraries with day camps

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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SecReed’s NE Washington trip: Ferry County

SecReed’s NE Washington trip: Ferry County

As part of his goal to visit all 39 counties in 2012, Secretary of State Reed is spending this week in Northeastern Washington, where he is visiting Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties before heading south to meet with people in Lincoln and Adams counties. Reed is  shown here meeting with Ferry County Auditor Diana Galvin (far left) and Ferry County Commissioners Brad Miller,  Brian Dansel and Robert Heath on Monday.   Please follow and like us:

Washtucna Stopping Typhoid at the Outhouse

Washtucna Stopping Typhoid at the Outhouse

  From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library: Typhoid was a very real killer in the United States a century ago. Although tremendous gains had been made in understanding and fighting the disease by the early 20th century, typhoid killed over 1400 Washingtonians between 1909-1915, including former Governor McGraw in 1910. WSL has some interesting state publications from this time period addressing the problem. The primary source of typhoid, according to these…

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