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15-018 A new way to stay at Moran State Park: Glamping

Access Washington News - April 20, 2015 - 17:38
WA State Parks and Wanderlust Camps are now offering "glamping" at Moran State Park on Orcas Island. Experience the beauty of nature—with a hint of luxury.

Statement of Attorney General Bob Ferguson on indictment of State Auditor Troy Kelley

Access Washington News - April 20, 2015 - 16:53

Today, State Auditor Troy Kelley was indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous criminal charges.

In his public statement released in the wake of his indictment, Auditor Kelley spoke of the distraction his continued service will cause his agency.  I agree.

I am cognizant that the charges contained in an indictment are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless or until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This, however, is a matter of public confidence in the institutions and leaders of state government.

Seattle tunnel contractor cited for safety violations in incident that injured workers

Access Washington News - April 20, 2015 - 14:50

An accident at the Seattle tunnel project in February has resulted in two safety violations for a subcontractor, Central Steel Inc.

Jail time for man who moved Tahuya River

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 15:48

SHELTON — A Mason County judge today sentenced a Tahuya man who tried to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River to 30 days in jail on each count, to be served concurrently, $8,143 in fines, two years of probation and an order to follow civil and criminal environmental laws.

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Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 15:38
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15-017 Celebrate natural history at Columbia Hills Trail Daze event

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 15:12
Explore ancient pictographs, learn about how massive ice-age floods carved the Columbia Gorge, identify native wildflowers or take a horseback ride during the Columbia Hills Trail Daze happening May 2 at various locations in the park.

Microsoft Office Specialist Washington State Championship Launched

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 15:00
Washington students will get a chance to show off their Microsoft Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® at a statewide championship, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced today.

BMX bike racer caught on camera admits defrauding state, must pay back $14K

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 11:12

This release is compliments of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

TUMWATER — A Port Orchard man who was caught on video racing BMX bikes while claiming he was too injured to work pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $14,000 in disability benefits.

BMX bike racer caught on camera admits defrauding state, must pay back $14K

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 10:13

A Port Orchard man who was caught on video racing BMX bikes while claiming he was too injured to work pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $14,000 in disability benefits.

Governor Inslee expands drought emergency to include more of Washington

Governor's Office - April 17, 2015 - 09:00

OLYMPIA – Worsening drought and snowpack conditions in Washington prompted Gov. Inslee to expand the state’s drought emergency today. Nearly half the state is now expected to experience hardships from this year’s drought.

Governor Inslee expands drought emergency to include more of Washington

Access Washington News - April 17, 2015 - 09:00

OLYMPIA – Worsening drought and snowpack conditions in Washington prompted Gov. Inslee to expand the state’s drought emergency today. Nearly half the state is now expected to experience hardships from this year’s drought.

Card Room Industry Contributes a Great Deal to Communities

Access Washington News - April 16, 2015 - 12:40
Card Room Industry Contributes a Great Deal to Communities

Permit issued to help coastal shellfish growers

Access Washington News - April 16, 2015 - 12:30
At the request of shellfish growers, the Washington Department of Ecology has issued a permit for use of imidacloprid, a common household pesticide, to combat a growing population of burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. Read more....

Updating oil spill plans for Middle Columbia River

Access Washington News - April 16, 2015 - 10:30
As lawmakers continue to debate issues surrounding safe oil transport in Washington, the Washington Department of Ecology is updating a contingency plan that outlines how responders would tackle an oil spill near the Middle Columbia River. Read more....

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about State Auditor Troy Kelley

Governor's Office - April 16, 2015 - 09:59

“This indictment today makes it clear to me that Troy Kelley cannot continue as state auditor. He should resign immediately.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee about State Auditor Troy Kelley

Access Washington News - April 16, 2015 - 09:59

“This indictment today makes it clear to me that Troy Kelley cannot continue as state auditor. He should resign immediately.

Top Air Guard leader visits cyber units

Access Washington News - April 16, 2015 - 07:02
Air National Guard Director visits Washington to learn about the capabilities of the citizen-airmen in the Evergreen state