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July 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Burn ban expanded to state lands in Western Washington

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — State officials have expanded an outdoor burn ban to include all of Washington state over potential fire danger. A burn ban has already been in effect in Eastern Washington on state-protected forest lands. The Department of Natural Resources on Friday extended that ban to include Western Washington. The burn ban is in effect…

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April 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Saturday Memo: Seattle’s safety rating for biking, walking … Timber sale near Oso canceled … Sounders, Mariners play on road

Weather: Upper 50s, some off-and-on rain. National Weather Service forecast Is Seattle safe for bicyclists, pedestrians? FYI Guy Gene Balk takes a look and finds that Seattle has the nation’s second-lowest fatality rate for pedestrians, and the eighth-lowest for cyclists, for an overall No. 2 ranking. It appears that when it comes to…

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January 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

State agency cited in death of DNR diver

The Department of Natural Resources faces a fine of up to $172,900 for 15 worker-safety violations discovered during an investigation of the July drowning death of one its divers off Bainbridge Island, the Department of Labor & Industries said Friday. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office found that 24-year-old David Scheinost of Puyallup technically died

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August 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

10 percent of Taylor Bridge wildfire contained

After more than a day of zero containment, Department of Natural Resources officials announced firefighters have contained 10 percent of the Taylor Bridge wildfire burning between Cle Elum and Ellensburg Tuesday evening. The 17-mile-long fire has burned up more than 28,000 acres, an area more than half the size of Seattle.

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August 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Memorial service set for diver who drowned near Bainbridge Island

Family members have announced a weekend memorial service for 24-year-old David Scheinost of Tacoma, a Department of Natural Resources diver who drowned near Bainbridge Island last week. His funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church at 5010 Auburn Way S. in  Auburn, according…

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July 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Lost Department of Natural Resources diver is identified

The diver from the state Department of Natural Resources who was lost while diving off Bainbridge Island has been identified as David D. Scheinost, 24, of Puyallup. The search for Scheinost, who is presumed dead, resumed today and is being conducted by the Bainbridge Island Police Department and supported by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S….

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