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State develops one-stop for outdoor resources

Washington may spread its outdoor responsibilities among many departments, but it has gathered them into one place on the web for people who want to use them.

So if you’re planning on going camping for a week, need a fishing license and a hunting license, and wonder what sort of events are happening near the campsite, you could reserve a site, buy your licenses and check out a calendar, all starting from the same page.

You can also find out about air quality, water pollution, salmon recovery, shellfish seasons, burning permits and dozens of other things connected to the environment, natural resources, public lands, fish, wildlife and parks.

Gov. Chris Gregoire and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark announced the site today. A test drive reveals it to be practical, not particularly glitzy but practical and easy to use. The “How do I?…” feature is particularly good.

Spokane Park Board endorses Verner’s pick, Leroy Eadie, for park director

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has opted not to make another change in the leadership of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

After firing one director in 2007 and forcing the resignation of another late year, Verner has nominated interim Park Director Leroy Eadie to take the position.

On Thursday, the Spokane Park Board unanimously voted to endorse her recommendation. The Spokane City Council will have the final say. Verner appointed Eadie the interim park director in October after she asked then-Director Barry Russell to resign the post.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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