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June 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Washington to crack down on drunk boating

Don’t boat drunk. Or drugged. That’s the word from Washington state’s marine law-enforcement agencies who will hold “Operation Dry Water” on June 27-29. Marine patrols, and educational efforts, will warn people of the dangers (and illegality) of  “BUI” – boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs – on that weekend. And they’ll cite anyone who’s…

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July 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Water play made easier at Lake Sammamish

At Lake Sammamish State Park, a Jet Ski cruises past stand-up paddlers. (Mark Harrison photo / Seattle Times, 2012)

At Lake Sammamish State Park, a Jet Ski cruises past stand-up paddlers. (Mark Harrison photo / Seattle Times, 2012)

The boat launch at Lake Sammamish State Park  ­— the only public launching spot on the popular urban lake near Issaquah ­­— has been substantially upgraded. State and local officials — and park users — will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting on July 18 at 9 a.m.

 The boat launch’s dock has been extended farther into the lake making it usable year-round (despite fluctuating water levels) and

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