On this page you can find primary source material on Washington State, the Pacific Northwest area, and our 'neighbor states' of Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. See:
Books in the WSA Library, with primary source material on:
For help with any question about Washington State government:
Take care when using Internet sites for primary sources. Most sources contain both primary and secondary texts. Be sure you have properly identified your document.
Have a question on the state budget process, use of deadly force laws, environmental regulations, or a state agency?
Looking for general election results and voter’s pamphlets? Trying to track initiatives and referenda?
Wondering about the Barefoot Schoolboy law or where to find a Mazama pocket gopher?
Washington State Library’s Ask a Librarian service can help – their staff are experts in Washington State government and other Washington-related topics.
Using the Washington State Government Publications Collection, they can find answers and get your research on track.
The WSL librarians are available to answer questions via email and chat Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Email requests may be submitted any time.
Phone service is available at 360-704-5221 Monday through Friday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Gilbert, Rod. "Figure 1. Mazama pocket gopher." Washington State Species of Concern Lists. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, 2012. Web. 11 Feb. 2016. <http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/endangered/species/ mazama_pocket_gopher.pdf>. Illustration for the 2012 Threatened Species Annual Report for the Mazama Pocket Gopher.
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