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Ecology, shellfish growers cancel pesticide spraying permit

Access Washington News - May 4, 2015 - 10:15
Following discussions over the weekend, the Department of Ecology and the Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association (WGHOGA) have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit for use of imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp. Read more....

225th Air Defense Group activated at WADS

Access Washington News - May 4, 2015 - 07:24
Historic day for Washington Air National Guard as Western Air Defense Sector is re-designated

15-019 State Parks offers three 'free' days in late spring

Access Washington News - May 1, 2015 - 10:21
Day-use visitors will have three opportunities to experience state parks for free in late spring. Upcoming 'free' days are May 10, June 6 and June 13. A Discover Pass will not be required.

Inslee announces hire of Alex Alben as state’s first Chief Privacy Officer

Governor's Office - April 30, 2015 - 16:34

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the creation of a new Chief Privacy Officer position within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Technology business veteran Alex Alben was hired to fill the role.

Big 1965 earthquake happened 50 years ago

Access Washington News - April 29, 2015 - 14:27
With all eyes on the devastation in Nepal, Washington Emergency Management Division officials are reminding the public that earthquake dangers are just as probable here. Two significant earthquakes rocked the Puget Sound both coincidentally have anniversaries this month – a 6.8 earthquake that struck on April 13, 1949 and a 6.7 earthquake that struck 50 years ago this month on April 29, 1965.