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January 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Wash. explores ads to support state parks

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington officials say advertising could help the state parks system generate much-needed revenue. The Everett Herald reports that the Legislature is considering bills that would start generating revenue from advertising on the agency website. There won’t be any billboards or corporate displays in parks anytime soon, and Republican Sen. Kirk Pearson says officials…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: advertising, Legislature, state parks

January 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Floating billboard entrepreneur tests the waters along I-90 bridge

Several months after Seattle and the state banned floating billboards on Lake Washington, a new one appeared this week alongside the I-90 floating bridge. The billboard, being towed at low speed by a small boat, touted T-Mobile smartphone services. At 10 a.m. Friday, it appeared off the north side of I-90, near where the bridge begins…


Comments | Topics: advertising, floating billboards, I-90 floating bridge

June 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Poll: School advertising … Cattle truck overturns … Liquor store auction

Weather: It’s sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today, a repeat of that glorious weather yesterday. Yes! But don’t get too excited. Cooler weather and light rain is possible tomorrow. Let’s see if that happens. No rain is forecast for Saturday, but the high is expected to be just…


Comments | Topics: advertising, cattle, liquor stores

June 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Advertising at Seattle school athletic fields approved

The Seattle School Board tonight approved a contentious proposal to allow commercial advertising on some school athletic fields, scoreboards and calendars. The unanimous vote came after passage of two amendments — one prohibiting advertising of unhealthy foods, and one limiting advertising to only property surrounding high schools. It also came after about a dozen speeches of opposition from…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: advertising, Michael DeBell, Seattle Public Schools