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Washington state OKs hunt for wolves killing sheep

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:40
State officials approved the killing of a portion of a wolf pack in northeast Washington, sending hunters aboard a helicopter during the weekend to take aim at the wolves.

Aerial Firefighters Note Increasing Pacific Northwest Wildfire Activity

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 20:22
For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho.  In that regard, the company's Ogden, Utah-based Bell 212 has been flying out of Wenatchee, Washington, for the past 30 days. "We almost never got to Washington in previous years, but now we're seeing ...

Man appeals to VA for gay partner’s federal benefits

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:26
Joe Krumbach and Jerry Hatcher married in Seattle in 2003, nine years before Washington state legalized same-sex marriage. Hatcher, a Vietnam veteran, died in 2008. Now Krumbach is seeking $80,000 in retroactive federal benefits as Hatcher’s widower.

Man appeals to VA for gay partner’s federal benefits

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:17
Joe Krumbach and Jerry Hatcher married in Seattle in 2003, nine years before Washington state legalized same-sex marriage. Hatcher, a Vietnam veteran, died in 2008. Now Krumbach is seeking $80,000 in retroactive federal benefits as Hatcher’s widower.

State Parks announces ‘free day’ for Aug. 25

Washington State News Wire - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:05
NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2014 The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks, including Lake Sammamish State Park and Squak Mountain State Park locally. The free day is in honor [...]

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