Secretary of State, Kim Wyman
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  • As a lone bagpiper played a mournful “Amazing Grace” at the top of the Capitol steps, state troopers slowly lowered flags to half-staff in honor of those who lost their lives in the Oso landslide tragedy — and the communities and responders who continue to offer care and comfort. Gov. Jay Inslee, joined by Secretary […]
  • (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) Motorists using Interstate 90 to cross the Cascades this spring and summer will notice that a unique, classic feature of the freeway east of Snoqualmie Pass is no longer around. After 64 years, the I-90 snowshed next to Keechelus Lake has been removed by a road crew this week. […]
  • Gov. Albert Rosellini at opening of Washington State Library in 1959. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) If you haven’t been to a library in person or visited one online lately, you have good reason to do it soon. National Library Week is April 13-19, the perfect opportunity for you to step inside your local […]
  • After learning about the tragic landslide in Oso, the Whistler Valley Quilters’ Guild north of Vancouver, B.C., contacted our Combined Fund Drive, wanting to help. The big-hearted quilters sent a large box of handmade quilts to the CFD office for survivors who are missing the warmth of home. For anyone who has been forced from […]
  • Secretary of State Wyman stands with (from left) SFC Leroy Petry, Capt. William Swenson and SSG Ty Carter in front of the Medal of Honor Monument on the Capitol Campus. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Helle) Washington paid tribute Wednesday to three of the state’s bravest sons, military heroes who are the latest to receive the […]
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This Day in Washington History
April 16, 1913

John Turnow, a hermit called "The Wild Man of Oxbow," who had shot six people between 1911 and 1913, was cornered by three men. He killed two, but the survivor killed him.

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