Stories tagged: Hilary Franz
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
The threat of wildfire declined in July with cloudy, wet weather, but that could all change in August, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Political dominoes are lining up for Washington’s 2020 elections, waiting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision about whether to continue his presidential run before deciding which way they’ll fall.
Fri., April 12, 2019
Wildfires are increasingly part of our experience in Washington state, with smoke choking our lungs and flames damaging our landscapes, homes and vehicles. At one point last summer, wildfire smoke …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Washington’s Public Lands Commissioner wants lawmakers to increase the amount of money that the state spends to fight wildfires and prevent future blazes.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 11:55 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Tuesday because of wildfires in Eastern Washington and called out National Guard troops to help fight the fires.
Wed., June 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Most of us remember growing up when summer meant long, warm days full of running, swimming and playing in our great outdoors. Summer was always a welcome respite from gray …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Washington officials bracing for a challenging wildfire season after a hot, dry May.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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’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
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.
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.
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 …