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  • DNR: No Capital Budget puts Forests in Jeopardy

    With no capital budget in place, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources says that leaves forests in the Evergreen State in jeopardy. The proposed budget included $15 million to remove trees struck by insect blight, disease or drought. “A century of mismanaged forests has clogged our forests with […]

  • Study Looks at Restoring Central Washington Train Travel

    Interest in passenger train travel is growing as more people commute to-and-from central Washington and Puget Sound. In response, Central Washington University is now looking into the potential restoration of rail service to places that haven’t seen passenger trains for nearly 40 years. CWU has received more […]

  • State Legislature set to adjourn marathon session

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington lawmakers are preparing to adjourn their marathon legislative session for the year, but are leaving on a negative note after negotiations broke down on a water rights bill that was tied to passage of a new construction budget for the state. Legislative leaders planned to... The […]

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