Washington State Government and Law
Resources for Washington State Government and Law
The links below will take you to resources that are not a part of WSCSS website. Links will open in a new window.
- WSCSS' American Government and Law resources.
- ACLU of Washington. The ACLU of Washington provides free speakers to schools on a wide range of civil liberties issues.
- Desktop Democracy.
- Washington State Council on Public Legal Education
- Washington Voter home page.
- Judges in the Classroom - Court-related Lesson Plans and Teacher/Judge Pairings. The State Supreme Court administers the Judicial branch of the Washington State Government. There are more than 30 lesson plans designed with handouts and instructional directions that are consistent with the EALRs. The site offers a "Request a Judge" electronic form.
- Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed launched an innovative voter outreach and education program designed to boost civic education and drive up low voter turnout.V.O.T.E. (Voter Outreach Through Education) is a comprehensive resource on voting and election information for Washington's youth, adults, and teachers. The material is presented through interactive games, teaching curricula (EALRs), and web-based outreach tools. The VOTE program focuses on teaching civic concepts to students in Kindergarten through twelfth-grade.
- CongressLink. Students and educators alike will find CongressLink an invaluable tool for civics classrooms. By typing in their ZIP code, students are immediately transported to detailed information about their representatives, including e-mail addresses, contact information, voting records, and committee assignments. Experts are available to help students locate, evaluate, and analyze information to improve their understanding of the workings of Congress. Teachers will find lesson plans and resources to engage their students in authentic learning at its best.
- County Road Administration Board - a resource for county road departments in Washington State.
- Courtlink. CourtLink is an online service that provides intuitive, windows-based access to real-time federal, state and local court case records residing on computer systems.
- DUI Defense. "Politics or Due Process?" Here is the perspective of Jon Scott Fox, a leading DUI defense attorney in Washington.
- Department of Labor and Industries - providing Workers' Compensation Insurance and Industrial Safety and Health Services in Washington State.
- Department of Licensing - responsible for the licensing of vehicles, vessels, and businesses.
- FAA Northwest. This site provides access to information about aviation and resources in the Northwest Mountain Region (ANM). The Region covers the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. There are also links to other major areas of interest.
- Find-It Washington
- Institute for Public Policy - a non-partisan research organization which conducts social science research relevant to Washington State and the United States.
- Interaction with Washington
- Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies -- the Canadian Studies Center
- Law Forum. The LawForum is a nationwide legal directory. Attorneys and Law Firms are listed by Area of Law and by State. This link will take you to a wide variety of links for our state information.
- League of Women Voters of Washington
- Legal Information Institute. This WWW-server integrates both the Gopher-based and the WWW-based offerings of the Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell Law School. All Internet hypertext (HTML) publications of the LII are mounted here, with links to other relevant legal materials on the LII's Gopher server and elsewhere on the Internet. This server offers the LII's hypertext front-end to recent Supreme Court decisions (which are distributed on the day of decision under project Hermes) and its growing collection of historic decisions, the LII's collection of recent opinions of the New York Court of Appeals and the liibulletin-ny (which provides analysis of selected decisions), the LII's hypertext version of the full U.S. Code and many other important legal documents. It holds the LII's e-mail address directory of faculty and staff at U.S. law schools, and is host to the Cornell Law Review. It provides full information about Cello, the LII's Internet browser, and about LII published hypertext law materials on disk. It also offers information about Cornell Law School and the Cornell Law Library.
- Municipal Research & Services Center. The Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is a non-profit, independent organization created in 1969 to continue programs established in 1934 under the Bureau of Governmental Research at the University of Washington. Our mission is "working together for excellence in local government through professional consultation, research and information services."
- Northwest Census Data: Government Information Sharing Project
- Office of the State Treasurer - information on state's finances, current bond sales, debt issuance policies, rating agency evaluations, and investment portfolio overviews.
- Page School
- Project Vote Smart. Welcome to the Vote Smart Web, your one-stop shopping center for political information. This service, which links Project Vote Smart's unique database with other sources found on the Internet, is researcher assisted. If you have any trouble sorting through the maze of political information available, our researchers can direct you to what you are looking for. Call us free of charge at: 1-800-622-SMART.
- Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
- WSCSS page on Elected Washington State Officials
- TV Washington
- Utilities and Transportation Commission. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC or Commission) is a three-member board with associated staff who regulate the rates, services, and practices of privately-owned utilities and transportation companies, including electric, telecommunications, natural gas, water, and solid waste collection companies. The Commission regulates utilities under authority granted in Title 80, and transportation companies under Title 81, of the the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- Washington Department of Ecology. The Department of Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment and promote the wise use of our air, land, and water. To further our mission it has been determined that the prevention of pollution at the source is an agency priority.
- Washington State Department of Ecology Fish & Wildlife
- Washington Fruit Commission. The Washington State Fruit Commission has been the promotional arm of the soft fruit industry for Washington State, promoting cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, prunes and plums since 1948.
- Washington Interscholastic Activities Association - official governing agency for interscholastic activities in the State of Washington.
- Washington Department of Labor and Industries. Every day, across the state, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries delivers a diverse array of services to its customers - Washington's 5.4 million citizens, 153,000 employers and 2.5 million workers. The department is divided into six regions and 22 service locations, where our 2,600 employees provide services in communities where our customers live and work.
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources Northwest Fisheries Science Center
- Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs - managing long-term nursing, assisted living, domiciliary care, treatment and rehabilitation.
- Department of Licensing - responsible for the licensing of vehicles, vessels, and businesses.
- Washington State Patrol. The primary mission of the State Patrol is traffic law enforcement. In addition to traffic law enforcement on more than 17,500 lane miles of state highways, this modern, internationally accredited agency is responsible for such varied duties and programs as crime laboratory analysis, Vessel and Terminal Security on the state's ferry system, the State Fire Marshal's Office, vehicle identification inspections, criminal history background checks, community oriented policing, narcotics task forces, commercial vehicle enforcement and safety inspections, the Missing Children Clearinghouse, and more.
- Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle. The Washington State Convention & Trade Center's award winning design dramatically integrates the vitality of an international port city with the natural beauty of the Evergreen state.
- Washington State Tourism. What our state have to offer in the huge industry.
- Washington Department of Transportation. Full listing of what is going on inside this agency. Also lots of schedules and you can even get the weather forecast here.
- Washington State Judiciary.
- Washington Ferry System. Check the ferry schedule on Puget Sound before you take a trip.
- Washington State Child Support Resource. The Washington State Division of Child Support (DCS) is responsible for the collection and distribution of child support. DCS is a division of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. DCS is the designated Title IV-D agency for Washington, which means that DCS provides child support services statewide in compliance with Federal regulations. DCS consists of a Central Registry located in Olympia and nine field offices situated around the state. The field offices handle the individual cases while Central Registry acts as the point of contact for other IV-D agencies and provides centralized locate, maintenance and cash processing services.
- Washington State Government Information. Here is information for state and federal representatives, and state and federal government information servers.
- Washington Technology Center. The Washington Technology Center (WTC) is the state-funded enterprise that supports commercially-promising research and technology development of direct benefit to the economic vitality of Washington state. WTC research is accomplished through collaborative industry-university programs conducted in response to the commercial needs of the state's industrial base. WTC research capabilities capitalize on high technology resources available through the state's research university system.