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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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SecReed’s SE Wash. tour: Day 1

SecReed’s SE Wash. tour: Day 1

As part of his pledge to visit all 39 counties in Washington this year, Secretary of State Reed kicked off a four-day Eastern Washington tour Monday with a breakfast speech to the Spokane Sunrise Rotary Club before heading south to Whitman County for several events. In Colfax, Reed visited the county courthouse and county library before having lunch with locals. Reed then went  to Pullman to spend some time at his alma mater, Washington State University, including an interview (above)…

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From Your Corner: Palouse’s name

From Your Corner: Palouse’s name

Photo courtesy of Gene Dixon/Pullman Chamber of Commerce The Palouse region of southeastern Washington is known for its gently rolling hills of wheat and other crops. Depending on who you ask, Palouse Country stretches from southern Spokane County in the north down to the Snake River or even into Walla Walla County in the south. The region also stretches east into Idaho. The area includes many small agriculture-based communities, such as Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, Colfax and Palouse. Of course,…

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Whitman County, Ellensburg, Pomeroy and Columbia County Add to Collections

Whitman County, Ellensburg, Pomeroy and Columbia County Add to Collections

As part of their 2009 Washington Rural Heritage grant work, funded by LSTA, four libraries have added brand new material to their previously published collections. Whitman County Library widened their digitization efforts this year and offered scanning services to patrons of all libraries in their district. Whitman County Heritage now includes material from all around the county — users can browse items by community from their home page and are able to view rare images from small towns like Ewan,…

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Washington Rural Heritage awards 2010 grants

Washington Rural Heritage awards 2010 grants

Our fourth year is off to a fantastic start as we bring in brand new projects, revitalize some old ones and continue with several more. Washington Rural Heritage will fund seven projects through funds made available by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Asotin County Library will partner with the Asotin County Museum to digitize historic photos, a collection of branding boards and various other items and artifacts in…

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Clippings, May 15, 2009

Clippings, May 15, 2009

Clippings, May 15, 2009 Contract negotiations continue for Mid-Columbia Library and Othello Library.  (The Outlook [Othello], 4.16.09) http://othellooutlook.com/?p=1014 Sno-Isle Libraries and the Everett Public Library host the Big Read, a community reading of the “Maltese Falcon”.  For more information check www.sno-isle.org.  Nate Cushman, librarian at the Snohomish Library uses geocaching during the series of library events.  To learn more about the hobby of geocaching, go to the website www.geocaching.com.  (Photos)  (The Daily Herald [Everett], 4.21.09) http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090421/LIVING/704219962 Please follow and like…

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