Government & Laws

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Access Washington

Locate Washington state government information and services with links to all state agencies with communities information. (Site is available in Spanish, Russian, and more.

Use the menu in the upper right to translate.)

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Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Explore age-appropriate information about the U.S. Government. Learn basic information about the way the government works, how it began, and how citizens can participate.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

  

Search full-text reference books on a variety of topics or read entire travel guidebooks without leaving your computer.

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Oregon.gov

Access comprehensive Oregon state government information and services.

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Social Security Handbook

Learn about disability benefits, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income and how to apply for benefits.

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U.S. Access Board

Review accessibility guidelines and standards, technical assistance, research, and training opportunities compiled by the United States government.

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USA.gov

Start here to connect and interact with all kinds of federal government information. (Also available in Spanish.)

Start here to connect and interact with all kinds of federal government information. (Also available in Spanish.)

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Welcome to the United States

A comprehensive government site links to essential information, services and resources that are important to new immigrants.

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Tip: find federal government information

To access websites and information from federal government offices or branches, search usa.gov by name, eg.

copyright office, white house, congress, supreme court, department of agriculture, etc.

Washington Laws & Agency Rules

Look up Washington State laws, including the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC), constitution, and more.

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JSTOR

  

Dig deeper into full-text, academic journal articles and primary sources in a variety of disciplines.

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League of Women Voters

Be informed and get involved in the democratic process at the federal, state and local levels.

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Tip: find local government information

To find your state or local government offices, codes, elections and more, use usa.gov's link to Government Agencies and Elected Officials to drill down to the state, county, or city website.