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Apollo XI 40th Anniversary, 1969 - 2009 Information pertaining to the landmark 1969 Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong.
Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month Links and information about Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month during the month of May.
Black History Month A list of sources on the contributions of African-Americans.
Breast Cancer Awareness Research information on how to diagnose breast cancer and what you can do about it.
Canada Day Learn about our neighbor's to the north's July 1st Independence Day Celebration.
Challenger Disaster 25th Anniversary Remembering the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Chinese Espionage Allegations concerning the stealing of U.S. military secrets by China.
Coloring Books! A listing of coloring books for kids published by government agencies.
Kids will learn, in a fun way, about the environment, the weather, food safety
and much, much more.
Dams! A research guide for dams of the Pacific Northwest.
Earth Day A list of sources for Earth Day.
Election 2012 The 2012 Presidential Race coverage.
4th of July Learn about the history and events that led to our Independence Day .
Fungal Kingdom A comprehensive resource on mycology topics.
Geoducks! The world's largest clam, and our mascot. Represent.
GovJOBS! Government Jobs for graduating seniors.
GPO Budget Cut Proposals Information on the controversial budget cut proposals from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate including letters written by Public Printer Michael F. DiMario.
Kennewick Man Debate Informative links about possession of the fossils of Kennewick Man by Native American community in the State of Washington. You will find background information and articles about the controversy.
Kingdome Implosion Pictures, news stories and other links commemorating the end of the Kingdome.
Kosovo Documentation of the Crisis in Kosovo from the U.S. and Yugoslav perspective.
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial, 1804 - 2004 Information pertaining to the exploration of the American West by Merriweather Lewis and William Clark. Also includes information on Sacajawea and the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase (1803 - 2003).
Mount Saint Helens Contains information about the 2004 eruptions of Mount Saint Helens as well as information pertaining to the 1980 eruption.
National Bike Month May is National Bike Month !!  Cycling is good for the environment, good for your health, cost effective and fun!
National Hispanic Heritage Month Resources and information on Hispanic-American heritage. Discover the numerous influences of Hispanics throughout time.
National Men's Health Month Resources and information focusing on health issues for men.
No Child Left Behind Act Resources, information, and opinions pertaining to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.
Nobel Prize A quick overview and resources pertaining to the Nobel Prize.
Olympia Earthquake, 2001 Resources and photographs pertaining to the Olympia Earthquake of February 2001.
Parkinsons Disease Funding and
Stem Cell Research
Hearing on funding for Parkinsons Disease featuring the testimony of actor Michael J. Fox.
Pearl Harbor Attack, December 7, 1941 50th Anniversary bibliography of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Polio Vaccine: 50th Anniversary, 1955 - 2005 2005 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the polio vaccine. Take a look at all the scientists that contributed to it's discovery and it's virtual eradication in the United States.
President's Day Learn about the history of President's Day and the men honored by it.
Rosa Parks: A 50th Anniversary 2005 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks stand to remain seated. Her protest brought about a year-long boycott of the bus system in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Search of Equality: Marking the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Website marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court case that desegregated public schools in the United States. Includes numerous resources and lesson plans.
Space Shuttle Columbia Shuttle Accident, February 1, 2003 Details the story of the space shuttle Columbia accident.
Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.,
September 11, 2001
Information and photos pertainig to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
USA PATRIOT Act Details the impact of the law on the rights of library patrons and its effects on libraries.
Wasthington State Womens History: Suffrage Centennial, 1910 - 2010 Details the road to women's suffrage in Washington State ten years before the national law came into effect.
We The People, The Story of the U.S. Constitution Information pertaining to the story of the U.S. it was written, who wrote it, what are its pros and cons.
Women's History Month Information pertaining to the contribution of women in American History.
World AIDS Day Bringing awareness towards the fight against AIDS.
World Trade Organization Protests, 1999 The WTO Protests during the Ministerial Conference in Seattle.
Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial,
1903 - 2003
A celebration of the Kitty Hawk flight and the impact on the history of aviation.