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Campfires At Washington Campgrounds Banned

Due to the extreme fire danger across nearly all of Washington from hot, dry weather, the state has expanded its ban on outdoor fires.

CBS Seattle–08/11/2014

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Derelict Vessel Law Signed By Gov. Inslee

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Wednesday to give the state more power to remove derelict vessels from state waterways.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

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State Stuck With Bill When People Ditch Boats

State law requires owners of abandoned or derelict vessels to pay the full costs of removing or disposing of the problem boats, but owners rarely do.

CBS Seattle–02/10/2014

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Fireworks May Have Started Wildfire Near Lake Chelan

Fireworks set off by someone in a boat on the Fourth of July may have started the wildfire that burned more than three square miles above the north shore of Lake Chelan, a Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said.

07/08/2013

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Changing Winds Help Firefighters In Western Washington

(CBS Seattle) — A shift in winds Monday is helping firefighters battle a couple of wildfires in southwest Washington. The Department of Natural Resources  says it’s focusing on the Dog Mountain fire that has burned […]

CBS Seattle–05/06/2013

Washington State Department of Transportation geologists inspect a mudslide. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Whidbey Island Landslide Shifted Massive Amount Of Earth

Twenty properties on a scenic island hillside were damaged by the massive landslide in Washington state that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads, officials said Thursday.

CBS Seattle–03/28/2013

Protestors will march from Westlake Plaza today with plans to shut down the Port of Seattle in a wave of state-wide protests today. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Derelict Port Ludlow Ship Headed For Seattle

A derelict ship at Port Ludlow that was seized by the state Department of Natural Resources is scheduled to be towed Friday to a Seattle shipyard.

CBS Seattle–01/10/2013

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Underwater Landslides Under Hood Canal? Scientists Think So

There are two dome-shaped mounds, each more than 100 feet high and more than 1,000 feet wide, on the bottom at the south end of the canal near Lilliwaup. Washington scientists believe they were produced by underwater landslides.

CBS Seattle–11/30/2012

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DNR Diver Search Continues

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The search continues Wednesday for a state Department of Natural Resources diver presumed drowned off Bainbridge Island. The department says the 24-year-old Puyallup man, David D. Scheinost (SHYN’-ohst), was part […]

CBS Seattle–07/25/2012

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