Looking for a job in the State of Washington? Many people are, and many more will be, in the face of vaccination mandates for state and federal employees, state contractors, educators, healthcare workers, and many others.
As a lifelong Washingtonian, I have become familiar with many Washington State-related facts over the years. Other than the slim chance of being a contestant on a game show someday where those facts might come in handy, my insider knowledge doesn't do much good.
One exception might be helping those who are not familiar with Washington State separate facts from fiction. Heaven knows there are plenty of misconceptions about the Evergreen State, even some downright myths that really need to be busted.
We Washingtonians do a lot of things. With a population that's as diverse as our climate and topography, there is simply no shortage of things to do, that we do. We ski, swim, fish, hunt, recreate, drink beer, drink coffee - oh how we drink coffee - climb mountains, stroll through the desert, grow hops, learn, pray, protest, listen, work, eat - oh how we eat.
Washingtonians have much to be proud of. Known as the 'Evergreen State', there certainly is no shortage of breathtaking landscapes within these borders. Everything from arid desert to seaside beaches to snow-covered mountain peaks, wooded forests, fertile farmlands, and rushing rivers, Washington has it all...
The Central Washington State Fair, events such as the 4th of July fireworks & festivities, and a return of a drive-in food festival, all have an official go-ahead to help this community to get back to normal.
As a lifelong resident of the Evergreen State, I've noticed that many people feel a little bit of home-state pride whenever someone from Washington State makes their mark nationally or globally. When one of their own does good it feels as though that notoriety places everyone on the map with them.
It's hard to believe that May 18th of this year, will mark the 41st anniversary of the 1980 Eruption of Mount Saint Helens. For those of us around then, it is a day which we will never forget, that's for sure. Depending upon where you were living, your memories will be marked by just how much volcanic ash you were inundated with...