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Aberdeen is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States.
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus.
David Adam Smith (born June 15, 1965) is an American politician.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
Alaska Airlines is an American airline headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area of the state of Washington.
Algae (singular alga) is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic.
Alta Lake State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located southwest of Pateros, Washington, at the northern end of Alta Lake, in the mountainous northwest interior of the state.
Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
American ancestry refers to people in the United States who self-identify their ancestry as "American", rather than the more common officially recognized racial and ethnic groups that make up the bulk of the American people.
The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is a small North American bird in the finch family.
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada.
American wine has been produced for over 300 years.
The Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train route in the Pacific Northwest, operated by Amtrak in partnership with the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States.
Angel of the Winds Arena is an $83.3 million multi-purpose complex, in Everett, Washington, designed and developed by the Everett Public Facilities District.
An anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon defined by the United States National Weather Service's glossary as "a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere".
An apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus pumila).
An apricot is a fruit, or the tree that bears the fruit, of several species in the genus Prunus (stone fruits).
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) is a Wiccan church located in Index, Washington.
ArenaNet is a video game developer and subsidiary of NCSOFT, founded in 2000 by Mike O'Brien, Patrick Wyatt and Jeff Strain and located in Bellevue, Washington.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
The Assemblies of God (AG), officially the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, is a group of over 140 autonomous but loosely associated national groupings of churches which together form the world's largest Pentecostal denomination.
Assisted suicide is suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
AT&T Wireless Services, founded in 1987 as McCaw Cellular Communications, formerly part of AT&T Corp., was a wireless telephone carrier in the United States, based in Redmond, Washington, and later traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol "AWE", as a separate entity from its former parent.
Auburn is a city in King County, with a small portion in Pierce County, Washington, United States.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
Avista Stadium is an outdoor athletic venue in the northwest United States, located in Spokane Valley, a suburb of Spokane, Washington.
A bank account is a financial account maintained by a bank for a customer.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
Bellevue is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle.
Bellingham is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington.
Benton County is a county in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Washington.
A bicameral legislature divides the legislators into two separate assemblies, chambers, or houses.
The Big Sky Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision.
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
Biotechnology is the broad area of science involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Art. 2).
The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches that currently or historically have ministered to predominantly black congregations in the United States.
Bloomberg News is an international news agency headquartered in New York, United States and a division of Bloomberg L.P. Content produced by Bloomberg News is disseminated through Bloomberg Terminals, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's mobile platforms.
The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in the western United States, located largely in northeastern Oregon and stretching into southeastern Washington.
Robert Watson Ferguson (born February 23, 1965) is an American attorney and politician who is the 18th and current Attorney General of Washington, serving since 2013.
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago (AEO).
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.
The Boeing Classic is a professional golf tournament in Washington on the PGA Tour Champions, founded in 2005.
Boeing Field, officially King County International Airport, is a public airport owned and operated by King County, five miles south of downtown Seattle, Washington.
In finance, a bond is an instrument of indebtedness of the bond issuer to the holders.
Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States.
British Columbia (BC; Colombie-Britannique) is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
The British Columbia Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league from British Columbia under Hockey Canada, a subsection of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
Bromine is a chemical element with symbol Br and atomic number 35.
Bruno de Heceta (Hezeta) y Dudagoitia (1743–1807) was a Spanish Basque explorer of the Pacific Northwest.
Bump fire is the act of using the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire shots in rapid succession, which simulates the rate of fire of a fully automatic firearm.
Bungie, Inc. is an American video game developer located in Bellevue, Washington, United States.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States within the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The business and occupation tax (often abbreviated as the B & O tax) is a type of tax levied by the U.S. states of Washington, West Virginia, and, as of 2010, Ohio, and by municipal governments in West Virginia and Kentucky.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
California wine is wine made in the U.S. state of California.
Camassia is a genus of plants in the asparagus family native to Canada and the United States.
Cambodian Americans (ជនជាតិខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំង) are Americans of Khmer descent.
The Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League (also known as the CDI Premier League) is a provincial rugby union competition currently contested by eight clubs in British Columbia, Canada and one in the U.S. state of Washington.
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.
Cannabis in Washington relates to a number of legislative, legal, and cultural events surrounding the use of cannabis (marijuana, hashish, THC, kief, etc.). In 2012, Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
The Cantonese language is a variety of Chinese spoken in the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton) and its surrounding area in southeastern China.
Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the contiguous United States.
A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.
The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist.
Car Toys, Inc. is a medium-sized chain of stores, founded and headquartered in Seattle.
The Cascade Range or Cascades is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.
The Cascade Volcanoes (also known as the Cascade Volcanic Arc or the Cascade Arc) are a number of volcanoes in a volcanic arc in western North America, extending from southwestern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California, a distance of well over.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
The Catholic Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome.
Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (born May 22, 1969) is an American politician from Washington where she has served as the U.S. Representative for since 2005.
Cayuse Pass (el. 4675 ft./1425 m.) is a mountain pass in the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington.
The Cayuse are a Native American tribe in what is now the state of Oregon in the United States.
The Cayuse War was an armed conflict that took place in the Northwestern United States from 1847 to 1855 between the Cayuse people of the region and the United States Government and local American settlers.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world.
In demographics, the center of population (or population center) of a region is a geographical point that describes a centerpoint of the region's population.
The Central Area, commonly called the Central District or CD,Mary T. Henry,, HistoryLink, March 10, 2001.
Central Washington University, or CWU, is a regional, comprehensive public university located on a 380-acre campus in Ellensburg in the US state of Washington.
The Central Washington Wildcats (also CWU Wildcats) are the 12 varsity athletic teams that represent Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports.
CenturyLink Field is a multi-purpose stadium located in Seattle, Washington, United States.
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The channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most numerous catfish species.
Charles Simonyi (Simonyi Károly,; born September 10, 1948), son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-born American computer businessman.
Charles William Barkley (1759 – 16 May 1832) was a ship captain and maritime fur trader.
Chehalis is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States.
Chelan County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington.
Cheney Stadium is a Minor League Baseball stadium located in Tacoma, Washington.
The Cherokee (translit or translit) are one of the indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands.
A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit).
Chief Seattle (– June 7, 1866) was a Suquamish Tribe (Suquamish) and Dkhw'Duw'Absh (Duwamish) chief.
The Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington (also known as the CID) is the center of Seattle's Asian American community.
Chinook Jargon (also known as chinuk wawa, or chinook wawa) is a revived American indigenous language originating as a pidgin trade language in the Pacific Northwest, and spreading during the 19th century from the lower Columbia River, first to other areas in modern Oregon and Washington, then British Columbia and as far as Alaska and Yukon Territory, sometimes taking on characteristics of a creole language.
Chinook Pass (elevation 5430 ft./1656 m.) is a pass through the Cascade Range in the state of Washington.
Chinook winds, or simply Chinooks, are föhn winds in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Great Plains meet various mountain ranges, although the original usage is in reference to wet, warm coastal winds in the Pacific Northwest.
Chinookan peoples include several groups of indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest in the United States who speak the Chinookan languages.
Chris Reykdal is an American elected official.
The Christian Examiner is an online Christian news site.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Christine "Chris" O'Grady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 22nd Governor of the state of Washington from 2005 to 2013.
Clark County is a county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Washington, and the southernmost county in Washington.
The Clearwater River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
Colliers International is a Canada-based global commercial real estate services organization with approximately 15,000 employees in more than 500 offices in 68 countries.
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
The Columbia District was a fur trading district in the Pacific Northwest region of British North America in the 19th century.
The Columbia Plateau or Columbia Basin is a geographic region located almost entirely in Eastern Washington and north-central Oregon—with the eastern edge spilling over into North Idaho The area is characterized by its mostly semi-arid climate (Bsk under the Köppen classification)—with some areas falling under the desert (BWk) and mediterranean (Csa and Csb) classifications—resulting in a shrub-steppe environment.
Columbia Rediviva (commonly known as Columbia) was a privately owned ship under the command of John Kendrick, along with Captain Robert Gray, best known for going to the Pacific Northwest for the maritime fur trade.
The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
The Columbia River drainage basin is the drainage basin of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
The Columbia Valley is the name used for a region in the Rocky Mountain Trench near the headwaters of the Columbia River between the town of Golden and the Canal Flats.
The Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) is an extinct species of mammoth that inhabited North America as far north as the northern United States and as far south as Costa Rica during the Pleistocene epoch.
The Colville Indian Reservation is a Native American reservation in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Washington, inhabited and managed by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, which is federally recognized.
A combined statistical area (CSA) is composed of adjacent metropolitan (MSA) and micropolitan statistical areas (µSA) in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.
The Concord grape is a cultivar derived from the grape species Vitis labrusca (also called fox grape) that are used as table grapes, wine grapes and juice grapes.
American conservatism is a broad system of political beliefs in the United States that is characterized by respect for American traditions, republicanism, support for Judeo-Christian values, moral absolutism, free markets and free trade, anti-communism, individualism, advocacy of American exceptionalism, and a defense of Western culture from the perceived threats posed by socialism, authoritarianism, and moral relativism.
The Constitution of the State of Washington is the document that describes the structure and function of the government of the U.S. State of Washington.
The contiguous United States or officially the conterminous United States consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. on the continent of North America.
The Continental Divide of the Americas (also known as the Great Divide, the Continental Gulf of Division, or merely the Continental Divide) is the principal, and largely mountainous, hydrological divide of the Americas.
A corporate tax, also called corporation tax or company tax, is a direct tax imposed by a jurisdiction on the income or capital of corporations or analogous legal entities.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is an American multinational corporation which operates a chain of membership-only warehouse clubs.
The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
The coyote (Canis latrans); from Nahuatl) is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf. It fills much of the same ecological niche as the golden jackal does in Eurasia, though it is larger and more predatory, and is sometimes called the American jackal by zoologists. The coyote is listed as least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to its wide distribution and abundance throughout North America, southwards through Mexico, and into Central America. The species is versatile, able to adapt to and expand into environments modified by humans. It is enlarging its range, with coyotes moving into urban areas in the Eastern U.S., and was sighted in eastern Panama (across the Panama Canal from their home range) for the first time in 2013., 19 coyote subspecies are recognized. The average male weighs and the average female. Their fur color is predominantly light gray and red or fulvous interspersed with black and white, though it varies somewhat with geography. It is highly flexible in social organization, living either in a family unit or in loosely knit packs of unrelated individuals. It has a varied diet consisting primarily of animal meat, including deer, rabbits, hares, rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates, though it may also eat fruits and vegetables on occasion. Its characteristic vocalization is a howl made by solitary individuals. Humans are the coyote's greatest threat, followed by cougars and gray wolves. In spite of this, coyotes sometimes mate with gray, eastern, or red wolves, producing "coywolf" hybrids. In the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, the eastern coyote (a larger subspecies, though still smaller than wolves) is the result of various historical and recent matings with various types of wolves. Genetic studies show that most North American wolves contain some level of coyote DNA. The coyote is a prominent character in Native American folklore, mainly in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, usually depicted as a trickster that alternately assumes the form of an actual coyote or a man. As with other trickster figures, the coyote uses deception and humor to rebel against social conventions. The animal was especially respected in Mesoamerican cosmology as a symbol of military might. After the European colonization of the Americas, it was reviled in Anglo-American culture as a cowardly and untrustworthy animal. Unlike wolves (gray, eastern, or red), which have undergone an improvement of their public image, attitudes towards the coyote remain largely negative.
Craig McCaw (born August 11, 1949) is an American businessman and entrepreneur, a pioneer in the cellular phone industry.
Cuban Americans (Cubanoamericanos) are Americans who trace their ancestry to Cuba.
In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure.
Cyrus Habib (born August 22, 1981) is an American politician, lawyer, and professor who is the 16th and current Lieutenant Governor of Washington.
Daniel Milton Newhouse (born July 10, 1955) is an American politician from Washington, where he served as director of the Washington Department of Agriculture and is a former member of the Washington House of Representatives.
David George Reichert (born August 29, 1950) is an American politician who is currently serving his seventh term as the U.S. Representative for Washington's 8th Congressional District.
David Dudley Field II (February 13, 1805April 13, 1894) was an American lawyer and law reformer who made major contributions to the development of American civil procedure.
David Thompson (30 April 1770 – 10 February 1857) was a British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker, known to some native peoples as Koo-Koo-Sint or "the Stargazer." Over Thompson's career, he travelled some across North America, mapping of North America along the way.
The Decade Volcanoes are 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.
Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Dennis Lynn "Denny" Heck (born July 29, 1952) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Washington's 10th congressional district since 2013.
Derek Christian Kilmer (born January 1, 1974) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district since 2013.
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) is a chemical compound formed by the loss of hydrogen chloride (dehydrohalogenation) from DDT, of which it is one of the more common breakdown products.
Dieldrin is an organochloride originally produced in 1948 by J. Hyman & Co, Denver, as an insecticide.
A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid.
Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir, Douglas-fir and Oregon pine, is an evergreen conifer species native to western North America.
The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall, especially in the tropics.
Dryland farming and dry farming are agricultural techniques for non-irrigated cultivation of crops.
Duane A. Davidson (born June 6, 1959) is the Washington State Treasurer, and was elected in November 2016, and took office in January 2017.
Eastern Washington is the portion of the US state of Washington east of the Cascade Range.
The Eastern Washington Eagles are the intercollegiate varsity athletic teams of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, southwest of Spokane.
Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs offered at campuses in Cheney, EWU Spokane at the Riverpoint Campus and at multiple campus locations throughout the state.
Eddie Bauer, LLC is an American limited liability company, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, which operates the Eddie Bauer clothing store chain.
An Educational Service District, or ESD, is a regional education unit in the U.S. state of Washington.
Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
Eleventh grade, junior year, or grade 11 (called Year 12 in the UK) is the eleventh, and for some countries final, grade of secondary schools.
The elk or wapiti (Cervus canadensis) is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Enumclaw is a city in King County, Washington, United States.
Ephrata is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States.
Eritrean Americans are Americans who are of Eritrean ancestry.
Ethiopian Americans are Americans of Ethiopian descent, as well as individuals of American and Ethiopian ancestry.
In the United States, evangelicalism is an umbrella group of Protestant Christians who believe in the necessity of being born again, emphasize the importance of evangelism, and affirm traditional Protestant teachings on the authority and the historicity of the Bible.
The Everett AquaSox are a Minor League Baseball team of Northwest League and are the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Everett Memorial Stadium is an outdoor stadium complex in Everett, Washington, primarily used for football and baseball.
The Everett Silvertips are an American major junior ice hockey team currently members of the U.S. Division in the Western Conference of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.
In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year, always green.
The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, officially the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge, and commonly called the SR 520 Bridge or 520 Bridge, was a floating bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that carried State Route 520 across Lake Washington, connecting Medina with the Montlake/Union Bay district of Seattle.
The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts college and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, located in Olympia, Washington, U.S. Founded in 1967, Evergreen was formed to be an experimental and non-traditional college.
The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.
Expedia Group is an American global travel technology company.
In sports, a farm team, farm system, feeder team, practice squad, or nursery club, is generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point.
Federal Way is a city in King County, Washington, United States.
Filipino Americans (Mga Pilipinong Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent.
A first language, native language or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1) is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period.
Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.
The state flag of Washington consists of the state seal, displaying an image of state namesake George Washington, on a field of dark green with gold fringe being optional.
The term flame retardants subsumes a diverse group of chemicals which are added to manufactured materials, such as plastics and textiles, and surface finishes and coatings.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
A flotilla (from Spanish, meaning a small flota (fleet) of ships, and this from French flotte, and this from Russian "флот" (flot), meaning "fleet"), or naval flotilla, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States.
Fort Nisqually was an important fur trading and farming post of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Puget Sound area, part of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department.
Fort Vancouver was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, located in the Pacific Northwest.
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States.
A franchise tax is a government levy (tax) charged by some US states to certain business organizations such as corporations and partnerships with a nexus in the state.
French Field is a multi-purpose stadium in Kent, Washington, United States.
Sir George Simpson (1786/1787 or 1792 – 7 September 1860) was the Governor-in-Chief of the Hudson's Bay Company during the period of its greatest power.
Captain George Vancouver (22 June 1757 – 10 May 1798) was a British officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 –, 1799), known as the "Father of His Country," was an American soldier and statesman who served from 1789 to 1797 as the first President of the United States.
George Washington Bush (1779 – April 5, 1863) was an American pioneer and one of the first multiracial (Irish and African) non-Amerindian settlers.
German Americans (Deutschamerikaner) are Americans who have full or partial German ancestry.
Gesa Stadium (formerly Dust Devils Stadium) is a Minor League Baseball park in the northwest United States, located in Pasco, Washington.
Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart; December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island who is widely considered one of America's foremost portraitists.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
Glacier Peak or Dakobed (known in the Sauk-Suiattle dialect of the Lushootseed language as "Tda-ko-buh-ba" or "Takobia") is the most isolated of the five major stratovolcanoes (composite volcanoes) of the Cascade Volcanic Arc in the U.S state of Washington.
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (also known unofficially as the Zags) are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, United States.
Gonzaga University is a private, Roman Catholic university in Spokane, Washington, United States.
Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae.
Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water.
Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs.
The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf,Paquet, P. & Carbyn, L. W. (2003).
Grays Harbor County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970.
The green darner or common green darner (Anax junius), after its resemblance to a darning-needle, is a species of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae.
A gross receipts tax or gross excise tax is a tax on the total gross revenues of a company, regardless of their source.
The growing season is the part of the year during which local weather conditions (i.e. rainfall and temperature) permit normal plant growth.
The GTE Northwest Classic was a professional golf tournament in the Seattle area on the Senior PGA Tour.
Guangdong is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast.
The Hanford Site is a decommissioned nuclear production complex operated by the United States federal government on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington.
Haro Strait, often referred to as the Haro Straits because it is really a series of straits, is one of the main channels connecting the Strait of Georgia to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, separating Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada from the San Juan Islands of Washington state in the United States.
The harvesting of wine grapes (Vintage) is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making.
Heavy bombers are bomber aircraft capable of delivering the largest payload of air-to-ground weaponry (usually bombs) and longest range of their era.
A high-pressure area, high or anticyclone is a region where the atmospheric pressure at the surface of the planet is greater than its surrounding environment.
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
HistoryLink is a website that is an encyclopedia of Washington State history.
The Hoh Rainforest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state, USA.
The Third Lake Washington Bridge, officially the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, is one of the Interstate 90 floating bridges.
The Hood Canal Bridge (officially William A. Bugge Bridge) is a floating bridge in the northwest United States, located in western Washington.
Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.
Howard Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969.
The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson) is a Canadian retail business group.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam is a hydroelectric, concrete gravity run-of-the-river dam on the Snake River in Walla Walla and Franklin counties in the U.S. state of Washington.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.
Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
The Idaho Panhandle is the northern region of the U.S. state of Idaho that encompasses the state's 10 northernmost counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone.
The Territory of Idaho was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 3, 1863, until July 3, 1890, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as Idaho.
Imperial Eagle, originally named Loudoun (also spelled Louden, Loudin, and Lowden), was a 400-ton burthen (bm) British merchant ship, launched in 1774 at Liverpool.
An income tax is a tax imposed on individuals or entities (taxpayers) that varies with respective income or profits (taxable income).
The following is an alphabetical list of articles related to the U.S. state of Washington.
Indian Americans or Indo-Americans are Americans whose ancestry belongs to any of the many ethnic groups of the Republic of India.
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of the Americas and their descendants. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous peoples; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as the Quechuan languages, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western culture, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.
In the United States, indoor football is football played at ice hockey-sized indoor arenas (as opposed to certain NFL teams which have large indoor stadiums, such as the New Orleans Saints who play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome).
Indoor soccer, or arena soccer (known internationally as indoor football, minifootball, fast football, floorball or showball), is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena.
A tax paid by a person who inherits money or property or a levy on the estate (money and property) of a person who has died.
Interstate 5 (I-5) is an Interstate Highway on the West Coast of the United States, serving as the region's primary north–south route.
Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.
Irrigation in viticulture is the process of applying extra water in the cultivation of grapevines.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler ("butler"; born November 3, 1978) is an American politician, who has served as the U.S. Representative for since January 2011.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
James Sinclair (1811–1856) was a trader and explorer with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).
are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics.
Jay Robert Inslee (born February 9, 1951) is an American politician, author, and attorney serving as the 23rd and current Governor of Washington since January 2013.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born Jorgensen; January 12, 1964) is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.
James Jannard (born 1949) retrieved September 9, 2013 is an American designer and businessman, and founder of Oakley, Inc., an eyewear and apparel company, and Red Digital Cinema Camera Company.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
John L. Scott Real Estate is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.
John Dennis Spellman (December 29, 1926 – January 16, 2018) was an American politician who was the 18th Governor of Washington between 1981 and 1985 and the first King County Executive from 1969 to 1981.
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Judaism (originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; via Latin and Greek) is the religion of the Jewish people.
Kalama is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States.
Kennewick Man is the name generally given to the skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, United States, on July 28, 1996.
Kennewick is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, along the southwest bank of the Columbia River, just southeast of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers and across from the confluence of the Columbia and the Snake River.
Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States.
The Kettle River Range, often called the Kettle Range, is the southernmost range of the Monashee Mountains, located in far southeastern British Columbia, Canada and Ferry County, Washington, in the United States.
KeyArena (formerly Washington State Pavilion, Washington State Coliseum and Seattle Center Coliseum) is a multi-purpose arena in Seattle.
Kim Wyman (born July 15, 1962) is an American politician who is the 15th and current Secretary of State of Washington, having won in the 2012 and 2016 state elections.
King County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
The Kitsap Peninsula lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound, in Washington state in the northwestern US.
Kittitas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
KOMO-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 38), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Seattle, Washington, United States and also serving Tacoma.
The Kootenay (Kootenai in the U.S. and historically called the Flatbow) is a major river in southeastern British Columbia, Canada, and northern Montana and Idaho in the United States.
Korean Americans (Hangul: 한국계 미국인, Hanja: 韓國系美國人, Hangukgye Migukin) are Americans of Korean heritage or descent, mostly from South Korea, and with a very small minority from North Korea, China, Japan and Post-Soviet states.
The Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge is one of the Interstate 90 floating bridges that carries the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington from Seattle to Mercer Island, Washington.
Lady Washington is a ship name shared by at least four different small wooden merchant sailing vessels during two different time periods.
Lake of the Woods (lac des Bois) is a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area under the supervision of the National Park Service.
Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake adjacent to the city of Seattle.
Lampreys (sometimes also called, inaccurately, lamprey eels) are an ancient lineage of jawless fish of the order Petromyzontiformes, placed in the superclass Cyclostomata.
Landscope is the quarterly journal of Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation.
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States.
The Legends Football League (LFL) is a women's 7-on-7 tackle American football league, with games played in the spring and summer at NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and stadiums.
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 1804 to September 1806, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the United States.
A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.
The Lieutenant Governor of Washington is an elected office in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Link light rail is a rapid transit rail system in the Seattle metropolitan area of Washington State, being designed, built and operated by the region's mass transportation agency, Sound Transit.
This is a list of airports in Washington (a U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location.
This is a list of attorneys general of the U.S. state of Washington.
The following list of known freshwater fish species, subspecies, and hybrids occurring in Washington state is taken from Wydoski and Whitney(2003).
The Governor of Washington is the head of the executive branch of Washington's state government, the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, and is responsible for appointing the Poet Laureate of Washington.
This table of major ports and harbors on the Pacific Ocean can be sorted by continent, body of water, or political jurisdiction.
Religion is a collection of cultural systems, beliefs and world views that establishes symbols relating humanity to spirituality and, often, to moral values.
This is a list of state routes in the U.S. state of Washington that have existed since the 1964 renumbering.
This is a list of U.S. state and territory flowers.
This is a list of U.S. state and territory trees, including official trees of the following states and U.S. territories (and the District of Columbia).
Below is a list of U.S. state birds as designated by each state's legislature.
This is a list of official and unofficial U.S. state fishes.
Most American states have made a state fossil designation, in many cases during the 1980s.
State insects are designated by 45 individual states of the fifty United States.
A state mammal is the official mammal of a U.S. state as designated by a state's legislature.
States in the U.S. which have significant mineral deposits often create a state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone to promote interest in their natural resources, history, tourism, etc.
Forty-nine of the fifty U.S. states that make up the United States of America have one or more state songs, which are selected by each state legislature, and/or state governor, as a symbol (or emblem) of that particular U.S. state.
This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area.
As of April 1, 2010, the date of the 2010 United States Census, the nine most populous U.S. states contain slightly more than half of the total population.
A state of the United States is one of the 50 constituent entities that shares its sovereignty with the federal government.
This is a list of U.S. states by income.
Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3.
This is a list of state parks and reserves in the U.S. state of Washington which are part of the Washington State Park System.
The following airports are public use airports owned by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
Below is a list of lists of capitals.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States.
"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen.
A low-pressure area, low, or depression, is a region on the topographic map where the atmospheric pressure is lower than that of surrounding locations.
Lowell is a city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.
The Lummi (Lummi: Xwlemi; also known as Lhaq'temish, or People of the Sea), governed by the Lummi Nation, are a Native American tribe of the Coast Salish ethnolinguistic group in western Washington state in the United States.
Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.
Magnuson Park is a park on Sand Point at Pontiac Bay, Lake Washington, in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
The mainline Protestant churches (also called mainstream Protestant and sometimes oldline Protestant) are a group of Protestant denominations in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations.
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is a North American indoor soccer league representing the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Major League Rugby is an American professional rugby union competition which began its first season in 2018.
Major League Soccer (MLS) is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
The Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) was a caucus formed on December 10, 2012, by all 23 Republican members of the Washington State Senate and two Democratic senators.
The Makah (Klallam: màq̓áʔa)Renker, Ann M., and Gunther, Erna (1990).
Makah Reservation is an Indian reservation of the Makah Native Americans located on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, United States.
Manuel Lopes was Seattle's first black resident whose identity is known, as well as its first barber.
Manuel Quimper Benítez del Pino (c. 1757 – April 1844) was a Spanish Peruvian explorer, cartographer, naval officer, and colonial official.
Marcus Whitman (September 4, 1802 – November 29, 1847) was an American physician.
Maria Elaine Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington, elected in 2000.
Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Mazama is an unincorporated community in Okanogan County (population 200) located in the Methow Valley of Washington, on the east slopes of the North Cascades and North Cascades National Park.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
Memorial Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Seattle, Washington, used mostly for American football, ultimate and soccer, located in the northeast corner of the Seattle Center grounds.
Mexican Americans (mexicoamericanos or estadounidenses de origen mexicano) are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
Middle Tennessee State University, commonly abbreviated as MTSU or MT, is a comprehensive coeducational public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Myron Bradford "Mike" Kreidler (born September 28, 1943) is an American Democratic politician serving his fourth term as the Washington Insurance Commissioner.
A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their workers.
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States.
The Modern Language Association of America, often referred to as the Modern Language Association (MLA), is the principal professional association in the United States for scholars of language and literature.
Modern American liberalism is the dominant version of liberalism in the United States.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
The moose (North America) or elk (Eurasia), Alces alces, is the largest extant species in the deer family.
Mormonism is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity started by Joseph Smith in Western New York in the 1820s and 30s.
Mount Adams, known by some Native American tribes as Pahto or Klickitat, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range.
Mount Baker (Lummi: Qwú’mə Kwəlshéːn; Kw’eq Smaenit or Kwelshán), also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington in the United States.
Mount Rainier (pronounced) is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington.
Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state.
The mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa)Other names include mountain boomer, ground bear, giant mole, gehalis, sewellel, suwellel, showhurll, showtl, and showte, as well as a number of Chinookan and other Native American terms; "mountain boomer" is a misnomer, and the animal does not make the characteristic tail slapping sound of the true beaver species.
A mountain pass is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge.
A mountain range or hill range is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground.
The mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) is one of the most widely distributed salmonid fish of western North America.
The Muckleshoot are a Lushootseed-speaking Native American tribe, part of the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
Multiracial Americans are Americans who have mixed ancestry of "two or more races".
The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra and tribe Ondatrini, is a medium-sized semiaquatic rodent native to North America and is an introduced species in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1975 to serve the members and staff of state legislatures of the United States (states, commonwealths, and territories).
The National Football Conference (NFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the United States.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
A national language is a language (or language variant, e.g. dialect) that has some connection—de facto or de jure—with people and the territory they occupy.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) of the United States protects federally managed wilderness areas designated for preservation in their natural condition.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a professional women's soccer league, run by the United States Soccer Federation.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
Division II is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Division III (D-III) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
Net worth is the value of all the non-financial and financial assets owned by an institutional unit or sector minus the value of all its outstanding liabilities.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The Nez Perce (autonym: Niimíipuu in their own language, meaning "the walking people" or "we, the people") are an Indigenous people of the Plateau who have lived on the Columbia River Plateau in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States for a long time.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is a drag racing series organized by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
Non-Hispanic whites or whites not of Hispanic or Latino origin (commonly referred to as Anglo-Americans)Mish, Frederic C., Editor in Chief Webster's Tenth New Collegiate Dictionary Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.:1994--Merriam-Webster See original definition (definition #1) of Anglo in English: It is defined as a synonym for Anglo-American--Page 86 are European Americans who are not of Hispanic or Latino origin/ethnicity, as defined by the United States Census Bureau.
The Nootka Sound Conventions were a series of three agreements between the Kingdom of Spain and the Kingdom of Great Britain, signed in the 1790s, which averted a war between the two empires over overlapping claims to portions of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America.
Nordstrom Inc. is an American-based chain of department stores, also operating in Canada and Puerto Rico, headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts.
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States on the outskirts of the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area.
North Cascades National Park is a United States national park located in the state of Washington.
The North West Company was a fur trading business headquartered in Montreal from 1779 to 1821.
The Northwest League of Professional Baseball (or simply the Northwest League or NWL) is a Class A Short Season minor league in the northwest United States and western Canada.
Norwegian Americans (norskamerikanere) are Americans with ancestral roots from Norway.
Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Oakley, Inc., based in Lake Forest, California, and a subsidiary of Italian company Luxottica based in Milan, designs, develops and manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories.
The Okanagan Highland is an elevated hilly plateau area in British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. state of Washington (where it is spelled Okanogan Highlands).
Okanogan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington along the Canada–US border.
The Okanogan National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Okanogan County in north-central Washington, United States.
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. It was incorporated on January 28, 1859. The population was 46,479 as of the 2010 census, making it the 24th largest city in the state. The city borders Lacey to the east and Tumwater to the south. Olympia is a cultural center of the southern Puget Sound region. Olympia is located southwest of Seattle, the largest city in the state of Washington.
The Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) is a rodent in the squirrel family, Sciuridae; it occurs only in the U.S. state of Washington, on the middle elevations of the Olympic Peninsula.
The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States.
Olympic National Park is an American national park located in the State of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula.
The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle, and contains Olympic National Park.
The onion (Allium cepa L., from Latin cepa "onion"), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.
The opossum is a marsupial of the order Didelphimorphia endemic to the Americas.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
The Oregon boundary dispute or the Oregon Question was a controversy over the political division of the Pacific Northwest of North America between several nations that had competing territorial and commercial aspirations over the region.
The Oregon Country was a predominantly American term referring to a disputed region of the Pacific Northwest of North America.
The Territory of Oregon was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from August 14, 1848, until February 14, 1859, when the southwestern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Oregon.
The Oregon Trail is a historic East–West, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon.
The Oregon Treaty is a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States that was signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. Signed under the presidency of James K. Polk, the treaty brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country; the area had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Treaty of 1818.
Orographic lift occurs when an air mass is forced from a low elevation to a higher elevation as it moves over rising terrain.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Washington: Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States (it is the only U.S. state named after a president).
The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States, participating in 24 sports at the NCAA Division I level.
PACCAR Inc is an American Fortune 500 company and counts among the largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the world.
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.
Pacific Islands Americans, also known as Oceanian Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, or Native Hawaiian and/or other Pacific Islander Americans, are Americans who have ethnic ancestry among the indigenous peoples of Oceania (viz. Polynesians, Melanesians and Micronesians).
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), founded by Norwegian Lutheran pioneers in 1890, is a private university offering liberal arts and professional school programs located in Parkland, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington, United States.
The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly (commonly referred to as PNQ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal of history that publishes scholarship relating to the Pacific Northwest of the United States, including Alaska, and adjacent areas of western Canada.
Pacific Raceways is a mixed-use road racing and drag racing facility near Kent, Washington.
The Pacific Time Zone (PT) is a time zone encompassing parts of western Canada, the western United States, and western Mexico.
The Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla), also known as the Pacific chorus frog, has a range from the West Coast of the United States (from Northern California, Oregon, and Washington) to British Columbia in Canada and extreme southern Alaska.
The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, by some definitions, parts of northeast Oregon.
Paradise is the name of an area at approximately on the south slope of Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, United States.
Pasco is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Washington, United States.
Pat McCarthy is an American politician from the state of Washington.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Patricia Lynn Murray (née Johns; October 11, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Washington, a seat she was first elected to in 1992.
Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.
The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum.
The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree native to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated.
Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Wild.) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint.
Personal property is generally considered property that is movable, as opposed to real property or real estate.
Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.
The PGA Tour (stylized in all capital letters as PGA TOUR by its officials) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America.
PGA Tour Champions (formerly the Senior PGA Tour and the Champions Tour) is a men's professional senior golf tour, administered as a branch of the PGA Tour.
Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15.
Tacoma—seat of Pierce County Pierce County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington.
Pineapple Express is a non-technical term for a meteorological phenomenon characterized by a strong and persistent flow of atmospheric moisture and associated with heavy precipitation from the waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands and extending to any location along the Pacific coast of North America.
Pinus ponderosa, commonly known as the ponderosa pine, bull pine, blackjack pine, or western yellow-pine, is a very large pine tree species of variable habitat native to the western United States and Canada.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, are organobromine compounds that are used as flame retardant.
A polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is an organic chlorine compound with the formula C12H10−xClx.
Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), or simply dioxins, are a group of polyhalogenated organic compounds that are significant environmental pollutants.
A pontoon bridge (or ponton bridge), also known as a floating bridge, uses floats or shallow-draft boats to support a continuous deck for pedestrian and vehicle travel.
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States.
The Port of Longview is a deep-water port authority located in Longview, on the Columbia River in southwest Washington, United States.
The Port of Seattle is a government agency overseeing Seattle's seaport and airport.
The Port of Tacoma is an independent seaport located in Tacoma, Washington.
The Port of Vancouver USA, founded in 1912, is a deep-water port located in Vancouver, Washington along the Columbia River.
The Portland metropolitan area or Greater Portland is a metropolitan area in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington centered on the principal city of Portland, Oregon.
Pramila Jayapal (pronounced; born September 21, 1965) is an American politician and activist from the State of Washington who currently serves as the U.S. Representative from, which includes most of Seattle as well as suburban areas of King County.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Prevailing winds are winds that blow predominantly from a single general direction over a particular point on the Earth's surface.
Prince William Sound (Чугацкий залив Čugatski zaliv) is a sound of the Gulf of Alaska on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska.
A property tax or millage rate is an ad valorem tax on the value of a property, usually levied on real estate.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
The provinces and territories of Canada are the sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution.
Pseudoroegneria spicata is a species of grass known by the common name bluebunch wheatgrass.
Puerto Ricans (Puertorriqueños; or boricuas) are people from Puerto Rico, the inhabitants and citizens of Puerto Rico, and their descendants.
Puget Sound is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea.
The Quinault are a group of Native American peoples from western Washington in the United States.
The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity).
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of 776 residents situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia.
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a trout and species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.
Raisbeck Aviation High School (or RAHS), part of the Highline School District, is located in Tukwila, Washington.
The raspberry is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus; the name also applies to these plants themselves.
In English common law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is land which is the property of some person and all structures (also called improvements or fixtures) integrated with or affixed to the land, including crops, buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, and roads, among other things.
The Red River Colony (or Selkirk Settlement) was a colonization project set up in 1811 by Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk on of land.
Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries in the United States.
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located east of Seattle.
Recreational Equipment, Inc., commonly known as REI, is an American retail and outdoor recreation services corporation.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The Republican Revolution, Revolution of '94 or Gingrich Revolution refers to the Republican Party (GOP) success in the 1994 U.S. midterm elections, which resulted in a net gain of 54 seats in the House of Representatives, and a pickup of eight seats in the Senate.
Rhododendron macrophyllum, the Pacific rhododendron, California rosebay, California rhododendron, coast rhododendron or big leaf rhododendron, is a large-leaved species of Rhododendron native to the Pacific Coast of North America.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Richard Henry Stanton (September 9, 1812 – March 20, 1891, born Bob Stanton) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, editor and judge from Kentucky.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers.
Richard Ray Larsen (born June 15, 1965) is the United States Representative for and a member of the Democratic Party.
Robert Gray (May 10, 1755 – c. July, 1806) was an American merchant sea captain who is known for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the northern Pacific coast of North America, between 1790 and 1793, which pioneered the American maritime fur trade in that region.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America.
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision issued in 1973 by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions.
"Roll On, Columbia, Roll On" is an American folk song written in 1941 by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, who popularized the song through his own recording of it.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Running Start programs in Washington, Hawaii, and Illinois allow high school juniors and seniors to attend college courses numbered 100 or above, while completing high school.
Safeco Field is a retractable roof baseball park located in Seattle, Washington.
The Sahalee Country Club is a private golf course and country club in the northwest United States, located in Sammamish, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle.
The Saint Martin's Saints (also SMU Saints) are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent Saint Martin's University, located in Lacey, Washington, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports.
A sales tax is a tax paid to a governing body for the sales of certain goods and services.
The Salish peoples are an ethno-linguistic group of the Pacific Northwest, identified by their use of the Salish languages which diversified out of Proto-Salish between 3,000 and 6,000 years ago.
Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Washington state since December 6, 2012.
Samoan Americans are Americans of Samoan origin, including those who emigrated from the Independent State of Samoa or American Samoa to the United States.
The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the U.S. mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
The San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge is in the San Juan Islands of the Salish Sea, north of Puget Sound, in the State of Washington.
A school district is a special-purpose district that operates local public primary and secondary schools in various nations.
Science Daily is an American website that aggregates press releases and publishes lightly edited press releases (a practice called churnalism) about science, similar to Phys.org and EurekAlert!.
The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean.
The Seal of the State of Washington contains a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, as painted by Gilbert Stuart.
SeaTac is a city in southern King County, Washington, United States, and an inner-ring suburb of Seattle, Washington.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Seattle Audubon Society is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting birds and the natural environment by involving volunteers and the community in education, advocacy, preservation, science and enjoyment.
The Seattle Majestics are a Women's American football team based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle metropolitan area is located in the U.S. state of Washington and includes the three most populous counties—King, Snohomish, and Pierce—within the greater Puget Sound region.
The Seattle Mist are a team in the Legends Football League (formerly the Lingerie Football League, part of the Lingerie Bowl's expansion into a full-fledged league in 2009).
The Seattle Open Invitational was a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in the northwest United States, in the greater Seattle area.
The Seattle Pacific Falcons (also SPU Falcons) are the 12 varsity athletic teams that represent Seattle Pacific University, located in Seattle, Washington, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports.
The Seattle Redhawks are the intercollegiate varsity athletic teams of Seattle University of Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Reign FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Saracens (formerly Seattle RFC and Old Puget Sound Beach after a merger) is a rugby union club based in Seattle.
The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Seawolves is an American professional rugby union team based in Seattle, Washington.
Seattle Sounders FC is an American professional soccer club based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Storm are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
The Seattle Thunderbirds are a major junior ice hockey team based in the city of Kent, Washington, south of Seattle.
Seattle University (SU) is a Jesuit Catholic university in the northwestern United States, located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, also referred to as Sea–Tac Airport or Sea–Tac, is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Secretary of State of Washington is one of the elected constitutional officers of the U.S. state of Washington.
The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range spanning the northern portion of the Idaho Panhandle, eastern Washington, and southeastern British Columbia.
A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.
In United States education, a senior is a student in the fourth year of study (generally high school or college/university study).
accesso ShoWare Center is a 6,500-seat, multi-purpose arena in Kent, Washington, United States.
Shrub-steppe is a type of low rainfall natural grassland.
Skunks are North and South American mammals in the family Mephitidae.
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.
The Snake River is a major river of the greater Pacific Northwest region in the United States.
Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
Snoqualmie Pass is a mountain pass that carries Interstate 90 (I-90) through the Cascade Range in the U.S. State of Washington.
A soft drink (see terminology for other names) typically contains carbonated water (although some lemonades are not carbonated), a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring.
Somali Americans are Americans of Somali ancestry.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The South End is a group of neighborhoods in the southeast of Seattle, Washington, U.S.A..
The Southeastern United States (Sureste de Estados Unidos, Sud-Est des États-Unis) is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, and the southern portion of the Eastern United States.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Spearmint (binomial Mentha spicata, synonym Mentha viridis), also known as garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint, is a species of mint native to much of Europe and Asia (Middle East, Himalayas, China etc.), and naturalized in parts of northern and western Africa, North America, and South America, as well as various oceanic islands.
The Spokane Chiefs are a major junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League based out of Spokane, Washington.
Spokane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Spokane Indians are a Minor League Baseball team in the northwest United States, located in Spokane, Washington.
The Spokan or Spokane people are a Native American Plateau tribe who inhabited the eastern portion of the Washington state and parts of northern Idaho in the United States of America.
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (Spokane Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in the western United States, located in Spokane, Washington.
Spokane is a city in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States.
A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square.
Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.
Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain.
A state highway, state road, or state route (and the equivalent provincial highway, provincial road, or provincial route) is usually either a road ''numbered'' by the state or province, falling below numbered national highways in the hierarchy (route numbers are used to aid navigation, and may or may not indicate ownership or maintenance); or a road maintained by the state or province, including both nationally numbered highways and un-numbered state highways.
A state legislature in the United States is the legislative body of any of the 50 U.S. states.
State schools (also known as public schools outside England and Wales)In England and Wales, some independent schools for 13- to 18-year-olds are known as 'public schools'.
The District of Columbia statehood movement is a political movement that advocates making the District of Columbia a U.S. state.
In physical geography, a steppe (p) is an ecoregion, in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands biomes, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.
Steven Anthony Ballmer (born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The stock (also capital stock) of a corporation is constituted of the equity stock of its owners.
The Strait of Georgia or the Georgia Strait is an arm of the Pacific Ocean between Vancouver Island, and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada and extreme northern Washington, United States.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca (officially named Juan de Fuca Strait in Canada) is a large body of water about long that is the Salish Sea's outlet to the Pacific Ocean.
A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice and ash.
Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Suzan Kay DelBene (born February 17, 1962) is an American politician and businesswoman who has been the United States Representative for Washington's 1st congressional district since 2012.
A sweet onion is a variety of onion that is not pungent.
T-Mobile US, Inc., commonly shortened to T-Mobile, is a United States-based wireless network operator whose majority shareholder is the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DT). Its headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan area. T-Mobile is the third largest wireless carrier in the United States with 74 million customers as of Q1 2018. T-Mobile US provides wireless voice and data services in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands (which it acquired in a reverse takeover in 2013, resulting in the company going public on the NASDAQ stock exchange), and also serves as the host network for many mobile virtual network operators. The company has annual revenues of over $40 billion. In 2015, Consumer Reports named T-Mobile the number one American wireless carrier. In 2017, T-Mobile was ranked #1 in Customer Service Satisfaction by Nielsen.
The Tacoma Rainiers are a Minor League Baseball team that plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and is the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.
The Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA or TSOTA) is the only arts school in the greater Tacoma, Washington area.
The Tacoma Stars are an American indoor soccer team founded in 2003 as a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier).
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States.
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by the majority.
Taiwanese Americans are Americans who have full or partial Taiwanese heritage.
A telecommunications service provider (TSP) is a type of communications service provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services.
Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall.
Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms an officeholder may serve in a particular elected office.
Tesla STEM High School (formerly STEM High School) is a public high school in Redmond, Washington.
The Center School is a small arts and college preparatory public school in Seattle, Washington and is part of Seattle Public Schools.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.
Thuja plicata, commonly called western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.
Totem poles (Gyáa'aang in the Haida language) are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures.
Town Toyota Center is a 4,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Wenatchee, Washington.
The Toyota Center is a multi-purpose arena in the northwest United States, located in Kennewick, Washington.
The 'Trans-Am Series' is an automobile racing series held in North America.
The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Convention, Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Convention of 1818, or simply the Treaty of 1818, was an international treaty signed in 1818 between the above parties.
The Treaty of Tordesillas (Tratado de Tordesilhas, Tratado de Tordesillas), signed at Tordesillas on June 7, 1494, and authenticated at Setúbal, Portugal, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe between the Portuguese Empire and the Crown of Castile, along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa.
Tree squirrels are the members of the squirrel family (Sciuridae) commonly just referred to as "squirrels".
The Tri-Cities are three closely tied citiesKennewick, Pasco, and Richlandlocated at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in the Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington.
The Tri-City Americans are a major junior ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington.
The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in the northwest United States, based in Pasco, Washington.
Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico.
Tsuga heterophylla, the western hemlock or western hemlock-spruce, is a species of hemlock native to the west coast of North America, with its northwestern limit on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, and its southeastern limit in northern Sonoma County, California.
Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, Washington, United States.
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation's 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS, formerly simply Geological Survey) is a scientific agency of the United States government.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber.
In the United States, the appearance of license plates is frequently chosen to contain symbols, colors, or slogans associated with the issuing jurisdiction, which are the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, each of which independently registers motor vehicles.
National Forest is a classification of protected and managed federal lands in the United States.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The 1952 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election.
The 1956 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election.
The 1960 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election.
The 1964 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 3, 1964, as part of the 1964 United States presidential election.
The 1968 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 5, 1968, as part of the 1968 United States presidential election.
The 1972 United States presidential election in Washington refers to how Washington participated in the 1972 United States presidential election.
The 1976 United States presidential election in Washington was held on November 2, 1976.
The 1980 United States presidential election in Washington was held on November 4, 1980.
The 1992 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election.
The 1996 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 5, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election.
The 2000 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election.
The 2004 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 2, 2004, and was part of the 2004 United States presidential election.
The 2008 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 4, 2008, and was part of the 2008 United States presidential election.
The 2012 United States presidential election in Washington took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated.
The 2016 United States presidential election in Washington was won by Hillary Clinton on November 8, 2016, with 54.3% of the vote over Donald Trump's 38.1%.
The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial United States presidential election.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
The University of Colorado Boulder (commonly referred to as CU or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, often referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU, is a public research university in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States.
The University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW, simply Washington, or informally U-Dub) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington.
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.
Urban Indians are Native Americans in the United States who live in urban areas.
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.
USS Washington may refer to: Ships named in honor of George Washington.
Utah is a state in the western United States.
Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Vietnamese Americans (Người Mỹ gốc Việt) are Americans of Vietnamese descent.
A vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice.
Viticulture (from the Latin word for vine) is the science, production, and study of grapes.
Walla Walla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
Initiative 1000 (I-1000) of 2008 established the U.S. state of Washington's Death with Dignity Act (RCW 70.245), which legalizes medical aid in dying with certain restrictions.
A general election was held in the U.S. state of Washington on November 8, 2016.
The Washington Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the governor of Washington.
The Washington gubernatorial election of 1952 took place on November 4, 1952, between incumbent governor Arthur B. Langlie of the Republican Party and U.S. Representative Hugh Mitchell of the Democratic Party.
The Washington gubernatorial election of 1956 took place on November 6, 1956, between Democratic State Senator Albert D. Rosellini and Republican Lieutenant Governor Emmett T. Anderson.
The Washington gubernatorial election of 1960 took place on November 8, 1960, between incumbent Democratic governor Albert D. Rosellini and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Lloyd J. Andrews, nominated by the Republican Party.
The Washington gubernatorial election of 1964 took place on November 3, 1964, between incumbent Democratic governor Albert D. Rosellini and Republican nominee Daniel J. Evans.
The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election.
The Washington gubernatorial election of 1972 was held on November 7, 1972, concurrent with the United States presidential election.
The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election.
The State of Washington holds its gubernatorial election every fourth year, concurrent with the United States presidential election.
The 2004 Washington gubernatorial election on November 2, 2004 gained national attention for its legal twists and extremely close finish.
The gubernatorial election in Washington, 2008 elected the Governor of Washington on November 4, 2008.
The 2012 Washington Gubernatorial Election took place on November 6, 2012.
The 2016 Washington gubernatorial election was held November 8, 2016 to elect the Governor of Washington, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Washington Healthplanfinder is one of the fourteen health insurance marketplaces in the United States and was created in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.
The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, and along with the Washington State Senate makes up the legislature of the US state of Washington.
The Washington Huskies are the athletic teams that represent the University of Washington.
Washington Initiative 502 (I-502) "on marijuana reform" was an initiative to the Washington State Legislature, which appeared on the November 2012 general ballot, passing by a margin of approximately 56 to 44 percent.
Washington Pass (el. 5477 ft./1669 m.) and Rainy Pass (el. 4875 ft./1486 m.) are two mountain passes on State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) in the North Cascades mountains of Washington State.
Referendum 71 (R-71) was a vote held in 2009 in which the people of Washington state confirmed Senate Bill 5688, a law extending the rights and obligations of domestic partnership in Washington state.
Referendum 74 (R-74 or Ref 74) was a Washington state referendum to approve or reject the February 2012 bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) is a public non-profit cooperative that provides K-12 public and private schools with technology solutions, data management tools, services, training and support, purchasing and procurement services.
The Washington State Auditor is an independently elected executive office of the Government of Washington State.
The Washington State Cougars are the athletic teams that represent Washington State University.
The Washington State Democratic Party is the state Democratic Party branch in the State of Washington, headquartered in the Broderick Building in Downtown Seattle.
The Washington State Department of Ecology, or simply, Ecology, is an environmental regulatory agency for the State of Washington.
The Washington State Department of Health is a state agency of Washington.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT or WashDOT) was established in 1905.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) is a government agency that operates automobile and passenger ferry service in the U.S. state of Washington as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington.
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, or OSPI is the state education agency for the State of Washington.
The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner was created in 1889–90, and became a separate agency in 1907 with an elected commissioner.
The Washington State Park System is a set of state parks owned by the state government of Washington, USA.
The Washington State Republican Party is the state affiliate of the national United States Republican Party, headquartered in Bellevue.
State Route 20 (SR 20), also known as the North Cascades Highway, is a state highway that traverses the U.S. state of Washington.
The Washington State Senate is the upper house of the Washington State Legislature.
Washington state tartan is the official state tartan established by the Washington state legislature.
The Washington State Treasurer is an elected official in the US state of Washington whose office is established by the Washington State Constitution.
Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially "Wazzu") is a land-grant university with programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. It is ranked in the top 140 universities in America with high research activity, as determined by U.S. News & World Report. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. The university also operates campuses across Washington known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Everett and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989. In 2012, WSU launched an Internet-based Global Campus, which includes its online degree program, WSU Online. These campuses award primarily bachelor's and master's degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2006 and to the Tri-Cities campus in 2007. Enrollment for the four campuses and WSU Online exceeds 29,686 students. This includes 1,751 international students. WSU's athletic teams are called the Cougars and the school colors are crimson and gray. Six men's and nine women's varsity teams compete in NCAA Division I in the Pac-12 Conference. Both men's and women's indoor track teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
The Washington Supreme Court is the highest court in the judiciary of the US state of Washington.
The Territory of Washington was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from March 2, 1853, until November 11, 1889, when the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Washington.
The following is a list of the ten congressional districts in the U.S. state of Washington.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Washington, My Home is the state song of Washington, in the United States.
Water right in water law refers to the right of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater.
Wenatchee National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Washington.
The Wenatchee River is a river in the U.S. state of Washington, originating at Lake Wenatchee and flowing southeast for, emptying into the Columbia River immediately north of Wenatchee, Washington.
The Wenatchee Wild is a Junior A ice hockey team in the British Columbia Hockey League.
Wenatchee is a city located in north-central Washington and is the largest city and county seat of Chelan County, Washington, United States.
The West Coast Conference (WCC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated in NCAA Division I consisting of ten member schools across the states of California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington, along with the "non-western" states of Missouri and Illinois (traditionally associated with the Midwest), as well as Texas (traditionally associated with the Southwest).
The Western Hockey League (WHL) is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.
The Western United States, commonly referred to as the American West, the Far West, or simply the West, traditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost states of the United States.
Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as the area of Washington state west of the Cascade Mountains.
Western Washington University (WWU or Western) is one of six public universities in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Western Washington Vikings represent Western Washington University in intercollegiate sports in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division II with the exception of the women's rowing team which is a member of the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference.
The monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.
Weyerhaeuser (pronounced "Warehouser") Company, is one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, owning or controlling nearly 12.4 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and managing additional 14.0 million acres timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.
Whatcom County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
In the United States, a White Hispanic is an American citizen or resident who is racially white and of Hispanic descent.
The Whitman massacre (also known as the Walla Walla massacre and the Whitman Incident) was the murder of Oregon missionaries Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa, along with eleven others, on November 29, 1847.
Wicca, also termed Pagan Witchcraft, is a contemporary Pagan new religious movement.
Windermere Real Estate, a real estate company founded and based in the Windermere neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, was founded by John W. Jacobi in 1972, when he purchased an eight-agent office.
A winery is a building or property that produces wine, or a business involved in the production of wine, such as a wine company.
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States.
The Women's Football Alliance (WFA) is a full-contact Women's American football league that began play in 2009.
The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), founded in 1973 by Billie Jean King, is the principal organising body of women's professional tennis.
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music; his songs, including social justice songs, such as "This Land Is Your Land", have inspired several generations both politically and musically.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The WTA Seattle is a defunct WTA Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1977 to 1982.
The Yakama Indian Reservation is a Native American reservation in Washington state of the federally recognized tribe, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
Yakima County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington.
The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in south central and eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people.
Yakima is a U.S. city, the county seat of Yakima County, Washington and the state's eleventh largest city by population.
On May 18, 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in Skamania County, in the State of Washington.
The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census.
The 2015 United States Open Championship was the 115th U.S. Open, played June 18–21, 2015 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, southwest of Tacoma on the shore of Puget Sound.
The 49th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 49° north of Earth's equator.
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