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Four interconnected websites for facts & fun, upcoming events,
books, and people portraits

WA-List is the place for lists about anything and everything Washington State. Explore the site!

  • See our clickable QUICK LISTS on this page just below the green divider.
  • Our most RECENT POSTS are listed in the right margin. >>>
  • We rank our most popular posts in TOP LISTS.
  • Discover festivals, fairs, concerts, and more on our WASHINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR.
  • Learn about recent & upcoming books and read reviews at WA-BOOKS.
  • Get basic facts quickly using our state & county FACT SHEETS. They’re great for students!
  • Our on-location street portrait photography can be found at NORTHWEST PEOPLE.
  • Browse ALL the lists by date or topic — popular or not — using NAVIGATE.
  • Enter a keyword, name, or town in our SEARCH BOX in our top-of-the-page masthead.
  • Check out “GUEST LISTS,” contributed by people with particular expertise or experience.

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Washington’s my home. I’ve traveled the state thoroughly and picked up facts and lists along the way. I continue to seek new lists and collaborate with interesting guests for still more. I hope you enjoy them! Please share our lists and our events calendar with friends in person and followers on social media.  –Steve Campion, The List Guy




Bellingham: The Herald. Everett: The Herald. Olympia: The Olympian. Port Angeles: Peninsula Daily News. Seattle: KOMO-4, KING-5, KIRO-7, KCPQ-13, Post-Intelligencer, The Times. My Northwest, Puget Sound Business Journal. Spokane: KREM-2, KXLY-4, KHQ-6, Spokesman-Review. Tacoma: The News Tribune. Tri-Cities: KEPR, KVEW, Herald. Vancouver: The Columbian. Walla Walla: Union-Bulletin. Wenatchee: The World. Yakima: Herald-Republic. Northwest: Northwest Cable News.


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Seattle MARINERS, AL baseball
Seattle SEAHAWKS, NFL football
Seattle SOUNDERS FC, MLS soccer
Seattle STORM, WNBA basketball



1. Russell Wilson, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
2. Bill Gates, business executive (Microsoft cofounder)
3. Marshawn Lynch, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
4. Jeff Bezos, business executive (Amazon CEO)
5. Glenn Beck, media executive, political commentator, author
6. Macklemore, musician (“Thrift Shop”, “Downtown”)
7. Satya Nadella, business executive (Microsoft CEO)
8. Chris Pratt, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World)
9. Richard Sherman, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
10. Pete Carroll, football coach (Seattle Seahawks)

Highest ranked … woman (Melinda Gates #11), politician (Jay Inslee #20), Mariner (Ken Griffey Jr #24), soccer player (Hope Solo #26)

We review many news sources and run the numbers through an algorithm to create the best estimated ranking of Washingtonians being written about by journalists, columnists, and bloggers. For the sake of this list we define Washingtonians as people who were born, lived, or made their mark in the state. ⚑=deceased.


Names & links for all our senators, representatives, and major state office holders