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August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

S’more time! State lifts burn ban on campfires in Western Wash.

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Thanks to this week’s rain, the state Department of Natural Resources is easing its burn ban a bit. The agency says fires will be allowed in fire rings at campgrounds, but only in Western Washington. And a ban on all other outdoor burning remains in effect statewide through September on…

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August 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Tuesday Memo: Saving the video store … World popcorn … S’more fire bans

Second act: Scarecrow Video, the U District store beloved by movie buffs, has found a Frank Capra solution to ongoing money problems. Employees, with a little help from the Grand Illusion Cinema, are spearheading a drive to convert the store to nonprofit status. A Kickstarter campaign begins this week. What goes with movies?…

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August 11, 2014 at 5:58 AM

DNR bans all fires, including campfires, in Washington

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m.: The parks included in the ban are the private and public campgrounds that are under Washington DNR fire protection, said Janet Pearce, Communications manager for DNR. Campgrounds on federal land are not included in the ban at this time. Pearce suggests calling ahead to check on whether the campground where you are headed…

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