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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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A snapshot of Ferry County

A snapshot of Ferry County

 Ferry County flag (Image courtesy of Washington State Archives) Washington’s northern reaches contain some of its larger counties, such as Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens. In our 10th snapshot story, we turn the lens toward Ferry County, a sparsely populated but beautiful county in Washington’s northeastern region. Ferry County was named after Washington’s first governor, a Seattleite named Elisha Ferry, in 1899. Ferry contains 2,197 square miles and has a population of around 7,646, giving it a population density of around 3.4…

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Wyman: Tips for voters affected by wildfires

Wyman: Tips for voters affected by wildfires

A wildfire rages near Malott in Okanogan County. (Photo courtesy of Omak-Okanogan Chronicle) As crews continue battling the largest wildfires in Washington history, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is offering assistance to affected counties and voters as the state’s Aug. 5 Primary Election voting period is underway. Wyman said Friday that counties in the wildlife zones of north-central and northeastern Washington, particularly Okanogan and Ferry counties, are dealing admirably administering the Primary Election under adverse circumstances, including lack of electricity,…

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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:

From Your Corner of Washington: Ferry County

From Your Corner of Washington: Ferry County

Located in northeastern Washington and sandwiched between Okanogan County to the west and Stevens County to the east, Ferry County (population 7,800) is home to Sherman Pass, which, at 5,575 feet, is the highest drivable pass in the state.  The county seat is Republic, which is also the county’s most populated town (1,005). About half of this rugged, scenic county is within the Colville Indian Reservation. Ferry County was established in 1899 and named after Elisha P. Ferry, the first…

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