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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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Davenport Public Library – Providing Broadband Access to their community

Davenport Public Library – Providing Broadband Access to their community

Over in Lincoln County the Davenport Public Library is doing business, but not quite as usual. In 2013 they were the beneficiaries of a Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant as well as a LSTA grant both administered by the Washington State Library. We recently heard from Katy Pike, a librarian at the Davenport library about some of the ways that implementing this grant has impacted the Davenport community. First the numbers. Their speeds used to be a slow 1.5…

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Mr. Fairweather Goes to Olympia

Mr. Fairweather Goes to Olympia

From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library: Although the word “snarky” wasn’t really used in 1889, the concept was there– as we shall see. In this case study we should start with the 1889 Constitutional Convention held in Olympia, where delegates from across Washington Territory met in order to hammer out a guiding document. When I read through the WSL copy of The Journal of the Washington State Constitutional Convention, 1889, I…

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Creston Celebrates the Capture of Harry Tracy, “The Last Desperado”

Creston Celebrates the Capture of Harry Tracy, “The Last Desperado”

Random News from the Newspapers on Microfilm Collection: Creston Celebrates the Capture of Harry Tracy, “The Last Desperado” From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library: So this week when I grabbed a reel at random from the Newspapers on Microfilm Collection, I found myself viewing the Creston News, a paper covering the happenings in the area of Creston, Washington from 1901-1941. As fate would have it, within a minute or two I…

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Reed’s NE Washington tour: Day 2

Reed’s NE Washington tour: Day 2

Secretary of State Reed’s tour through Northeastern Washington continued on Tuesday with a visit to Stevens County, including a morning stop at the county courthouse in Colville, where he met with County Auditor Tim Gray (third from left) and County Commissioners Larry Guenther, Malcolm Friedman and Don Dashiell (left to right on right side of table). Reed also toured the Colville Library and spoke at the Colville Chamber of Commerce’s lunch meeting before driving south to Davenport to tour the…

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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: