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

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Add your comments to our lists. Share them with friends on your sites. Washington’s my home. I’ve traveled the state thoroughly and picked up lists along the way. I continue to seek new lists and collaborate with interesting guests for still more. I hope you enjoy them! –Steve Campion, The List Guy



1. Marshawn Lynch, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
2. Russell Wilson, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
3. Bill Gates, business executive (Microsoft cofounder)
4. Chris Pratt, actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World)
5. Pete Carroll, football coach (Seattle Seahawks)
6. Satya Nadella, business executive (Microsoft CEO)
7. Jeff Bezos, business executive (Amazon CEO)
8. Jimmy Graham, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
9. Richard Sherman, football player (Seattle Seahawks)
10. Melinda Gates, philanthropist (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Highest ranked … musician (Macklemore #14), politician (Jay Inslee #28), Mariner (Robinson Cano #29)

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.

UNEMPLOYMENT: 5 worst & 5 best county rates

9.8% E Ferry
8.9% E Pend Oreille
8.6% W Grays Harbor
8.4% W Lewis
7.9% W Mason  &  E Stevens

5.4% statewide

4.9% E Asotin
4.4% W Snohomish
4.2% E Chelan
4.0% W King
3.9% W San Juan

Most recent unemployment rates (July, 2015, not seasonally adjusted). Data source: Washington State Employment Security Department. W= western counties, E= eastern counties


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. Spokane: KREM-2, KXLY-4, KHQ-6Spokesman-Review. Tacoma: The News Tribune. Tri-Cities: KEPRKVEWHerald. Vancouver: The Columbian. Walla Walla: Union-Bulletin. Wenatchee: The World. Yakima: Herald-Republic. Northwest: Northwest Cable News.


Seattle Mariners, AL baseball
Seattle Seahawks, NFL football
Seattle Sounders FC, MLS soccer
Seattle Storm, WNBA basketball