Stories tagged: Hilary Franz
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
‘Challenging’ fire season predicted for Washington
Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
State must replace hundreds more culverts to save salmon
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand a decision that put Washington on the hook for replacing hundreds of culverts in an effort to save salmon while refusing to order federal government …
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
State readies air attack for wildfire season
Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Public lands commissioner decries offshore drilling proposal
Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has joined other Pacific Northwest officials voicing concern about a Trump administration proposal to sell oil leases off the Washington coast.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
Washington will fight offshore drilling, Inslee says
State officials, tribal leaders vow to fight Trump administration plans to open the Washington coast areas to offshore oil and gas drilling.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Lands Commissioner Franz urges lawmakers to come up with targeted plan to fight carbon pollution
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
New Washington lands commissioner: Address climate change, rural growth
The state’s newly elected lands commissioner says her top priorities will be to find ways to strengthen local rural economies and to prepare state lands and communities to deal with …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
Habib, McLaughlin for state offices
In the primary races for lieutenant governor and lands commissioner, the editorial board selected candidates who didn’t advance to the general election. The following are our reassessments in those contests. …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Attorney, ex-Navy officer seek state public lands post
Washington’s next public lands commissioner will be expected to preserve forests, water and habitat in the face of more intense wildfires and a changing climate, while also ensuring revenues from …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
It’ll be Jay Inslee vs. Bill Bryant in Washington governor race
It’s Inslee vs. Bryant for governor and likely Habib vs. McClendon for lieutenant governor as voters whittle down long lists of candidates seeking statewide office.
Wed., July 6, 2016
Verner, Upthegrove top lands commissioner field
Community outreach and internal communication were not Goldmark’s strengths. DNR has been beat up over the recent wildfire seasons, and morale is low. Fresh leadership is on the way, but …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Crowded lands commissioner field wants to take on wildfire preparedness
Seven candidates are vying for the position of Washington’s public lands commissioner. It’s the top job at the state Department of Natural Resources, which manages 5.6 million acres of state …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Washington lands commissioner race draws crowd of Democrats
This fall’s race for Washington’s commissioner of public lands – an office that oversees the state’s largest firefighting force and 5.6 million acres of land – is hotly contested since …