Secretary of State, Kim Wyman
From Our Corner Blog Posts
  • Rain or shine, the Capitol Campus is a great place to visit this time of the spring, thanks to the colorful outburst of flowers and tree blossoms. On the east side of the Legislative Building, flowers are starting to appear on the rhododendron bushes. Behind this blooming rhody, you’ll notice that the cherry trees are […]
  • 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 […]
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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