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Best Day Trips From Seattle

If you’re short on time but long on wanderlust, day trips are a wonderful option to explore the wonders of Washington state. From Mount Rainier to La Conner and from the Olympic Peninsula to Leavenworth, these are the best day trips from Seattle.

06/20/2015

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Washington Buying 1,700 Acres Of Forest On Olympic Peninsula

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation on the western Olympic Peninsula. Purchased for $5.2 million from The Nature Conservancy, the land will add to both wildlife habitat and working forests.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2015

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Man Falls Down Olympic Peninsula Embankment

A rescue team is attempting to retrieve a man who fell down a steep embankment in the Olympic Peninsula Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014

A 29-year-old woman described as a loving mother was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident. . (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Authorities: Man Plotted To Blow Up Walmart Store, 2 Gas Stations To Go On Bank-Robbery Spree

Police say Larry Gillette planned to blow up a Wal-Mart and two gas stations to divert police while he went on a robbery spree.

04/29/2014

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Mystery Disease Killing Starfish

Scientists baffled by a disease which has been killing tens of thousands of starfish up and down the Pacific Coast.

02/05/2014

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Search Continues For Crewman Who Fell Off Local Fishing Boat

The Coast Guard is searching for a crewman who fell off a fishing boat about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday off the Olympic Peninsula, about eight miles west of the mouth of the Queets River.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2013

NOAA: Dead Newborn Orca Belonged To Endangered Population

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service says a dead newborn orca calf found on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula last week belongs to a population of endangered killer whales.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Officials Checking Dock Ashore in Washington

A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific was spotted by the Coast Guard on the Olympic Peninsula.

12/20/2012

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2 Sex Offenders Shot to Death on Olympic Peninsula

A man suspected of shooting two sex offenders to death on the Olympic Peninsula left a note saying he hated sex offenders and “it had to be done,” the Clallam County sheriff said Monday.

06/04/2012

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Best WA Weekend Road Trips February 17 – 20

Itching for a road trip on a three day weekend? Just a couple of hours from Seattle you can wind through wine country, check out lodges and sporting gear or get your giddy up on and explore the spirit of the West.

02/14/2012

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