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Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Britain in 1846 in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. It was admitted to the United States as the 42nd state in 1889. Olympia is the state capital and the state's largest city is Seattle. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State, to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, which is often shortened to Washington or just D.C.

Birthplace of

Suzanne La Follette, on 24 Jun 1893
George Stigler, in Seattle, on 17 Jan 1911

Deathplace of

David Bergland, in Kennewick, on 3 Jun 2019
R. W. Bradford, in Port Townsend, on 8 Dec 2005

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Washington | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 32, fiscal policy rank: 35, regulatory policy rank: 43, personal freedom rank: 5, economic freedom rank: 38
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 564

Articles

Dictatorship of Gadflies, by James Bovard, Future of Freedom, Nov 1998
Discusses the efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and similar groups to preserve much broader targets than historically meaningful buildings
Seattle, with its yuppie-paradise, coffee-fiend pretensions, naturally is flush with preservation fever. A 1995 Wall Street Journal article noted: "Just about anything more than 25 years old can qualify as a historical landmark here. City rules require only that a structure meet certain broad criteria, such as 'prominence of spatial location.' Or it must be 'an easily identifiable visual feature of a neighborhood.'" ... The city preservation board forced a biotech company to spend half a million dollars to add fake smokestacks to an old powerplant that it had converted to a research laboratory.
The think tank boom, by Peter Orvetti, Libertarian Party News, Feb 2000
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
The Washington Institute Foundation in Seattle is influencing policy by taking its free-market message directly to the voters, said Vice President for Operations Dann Mead-Smith ... "We also publish an annual property tax scorecard that holds counties and cities accountable ..." These projects all have one thing in common, said Mead-Smith. "We try to help Washington's citizens understand and practice the fundamental tenets of a free society: That personal and economic freedom are inseparable, that individuals must be accountable for their actions, and that citizens must respect the lives and properties of others."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Washington" as of 4 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.