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Washington state denies sublease for coal export terminal

Washington’s outgoing public lands commissioner said Tuesday he is refusing to allow the state’s aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River. But the …

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 …

Mary Verner announces bid for Lands Commissioner

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is venturing back into elective politics as a candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands.

Goldmark: $24M more needed to battle Washington wildfires

Last year’s wildfire season was the worst in state history, and state Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark on Thursday asked the Legislature for an additional $24 million to prevent a …

Senators ponder how much is enough to prepare for wildfires

State lawmakers wonder how much is enough to fight wildfires.

Editorial: State must prepare for more big fires

Manpower, training and equipment inadequate for long, hot fire seasons.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015

Washington official asks for millions more to boost firefighting efforts

Washington Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark used charred hillsides from the Rutter Canyon Fire north of Spokane Wednesday as the backdrop to announce a $24 million proposal to strengthen state …

Early and intense, wildfire season rages amid concerns

OLYMPIA – The people managing the Department of Natural Resources Dispatch Center are acutely aware of how bad the Northwest’s wildfire season is so far, and how much worse it …

Washington leaders warn of another bad wildfire season

OLYMPIA – With Washington in a drought and facing another difficult fire season, Gov. Jay Inslee and Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark held their annual exercise that emphasizes fire preparedness and …

Inslee: Fires will worsen without emission control

OLYMPIA – With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if …

Washington timber board seeks advice on moratorium

OLYMPIA – The agency that manages state forest lands will ask if it’s legal to declare a moratorium on timber harvests near landslide areas in an effort to prevent tragedies …

Task force will study dying forests in Eastern Washington

Washington Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark will convene a committee of foresters, scientists and other experts in an effort to contain a pending forest health epidemic east of the Cascades. …

High court rulings go for, against McKenna

OLYMPIA – State Attorney General Rob McKenna did not overstep his legal authority when he joined a lawsuit last year against federal health care reforms pushed by President Barack Obama, …

More Wash. wildfires but fewer acres burned in 2009

The state Department of Natural Resources says firefighters fought more blazes on state-protected land this year, but fewer acres burned.

Cutbacks curtail campsite comforts

OLYMPIA – You’re still welcome to hike, picnic and camp at dozens of Department of Natural Resources sites across the state. But brace yourself for a primitive experience. The road …

Goldmark to seek statewide office

OLYMPIA – A year after a cowboy-hatted Peter Goldmark rode a horse into Spokane to launch his unsuccessful campaign against U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Goldmark’s saddling up again. This …