From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • (Image courtesy of Washington State Library) February’s State Library Jewels poll proved what any kid will tell you – it’s hard to beat Dr. Seuss. A booklet written by the famed author (known back then as Theodore Geisel) for World War II servicemen about the dangers of contracting malaria ran away with the poll, receiving […]
  • Adele Ferguson (Photo courtesy Legacy Washington) State Capitol veterans and Olympia political observers were saddened by news that Adele Ferguson, the longtime Olympia correspondent for The Bremerton Sun, passed away Monday after a short illness. Known by many throughout the Capitol simply as “A’-dele,” Ferguson was feared and respected by many, including legislators and other […]
  • Palouse Clerk-Treasurer Mike Bagott (left) hands a very old volume of Palouse City Council minutes to Lee Pierce, an employee with the Washington State Archives. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives) Between 1914 and 1920, the town fathers of Palouse, a small Whitman County community near the Idaho border and north of Pullman, kept careful […]
  • Gov. Inslee signs Medal of Valor legislation as state officials and OSOS staffers stand by. (Photo courtesy of Legislative Photo Department) One year ago, on the morning of March 22, a massive landslide east of Oso in Snohomish County devastated the landscape and claimed 43 lives.  First-responders and regular citizens from Oso, Darrington, and Arlington […]
  • It might now be March, but we’re thinking about February when it comes to our State Library Jewels blog series. After displaying February’s three Library Jewels last week, we’ve opened the online poll so you and others can choose your fave. The first Library Jewel is a hand-pressed book of romantic and Valentine’s Day-themed poems […]