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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources [DNR] has banned rule burns, permit burns and all campfires on lands it protects throughout its Pacific Cascade Region, as hot, dry summer weather … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife surpassed 36,000 boat inspections this summer in the quest to keep zebra quagga mussels out of waterways and lakes.  First found in the Great … more
Along a back road in northwestern Lewis County, Anthony Novack studied the long line of trees behind a big, open, grassy field. From afar with binoculars. Then up close in person. For Novack, a … more
Growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee with a father who couldn’t read or write, Dolly Parton’s most valuable possession was the “coat of many colors” her mother sewed … more
Staff at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville have raised over 300 endangered northern leopard frogs from the egg to froglet stage and are set to release them in Eastern Washington at the end … more
One member of Packwood’s abundant elk herd, dubbed “Hammock Head” by locals, earned regional notoriety for getting himself caught in a hammock late last year and spending the winter … more
With the first fall big game hunting season now underway, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reminds hunters that time is running out to complete mandatory hunter education … more
Clear cutting versus thinning, wildfire management, spotted owls, carbon sequestration. Forestry in Washington is and always has been a slew of complicated and often controversial topics. Take … more
Opinions in Washington D.C., according to U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Washougal,  can get pretty “circular.”  The Democratic 3rd District Representative touts a … more
A robust, high-quality harvest is forecast this year for Washington state’s apple growers. “There is a lot of excitement as we are seeing a more normal harvest and excellent fruit … more
Are the phish biting today? That question serves as a warning to anyone or any entity operating online, including local governments which have become increasingly attractive targets for … more
The Clark County Council won’t endorse a letter in support of a federal grant opportunity to help replace the aging Interstate-5 bridge over the Columbia River. During an Aug. 2 … more
The public is invited to comment on Washington State Department of Transportation’s draft Safety Rest Area Strategic Plan, which covers topics such as safety, financially sustainable … more
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is working toward many climate goals, such as providing “equitable tree cover,” reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving state … more
The Japanese beetle may spread throughout Washington state in the next 20 years, according to a study by Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. … more
Free permits. Fresh huckleberries. Late summer in Southwest Washington. Some of life’s greatest joys are within reach. Huckleberry picking permits are now open for the Gifford Pinchot … more
Daybreak Youth Services continued its legal fight late last month over the suspension of its license by the Department of Health, as new allegations that a Spokane counselor had a sexual relationship … more
Jumping into pools in formal attire, cursing on podcasts, voting to the beat of her own drum — Washington’s Third Congressional district Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania County, … more
As a gesture of gratitude, Washington State Parks is offering free day-use access to all disabled veterans in the state. In addition, holders of the Lifetime Disabled Veteran Pass will be entitled to … more
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