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April 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM

New aerial map shows Oso slide in a different light

New aerial images of the Oso landslide show the topography of the debris field in unprecedented detail. The images were commissioned by the Washington State Department of Transportation and are based on a laser-surveying technique called lidar — light detection and ranging. In the survey, a plane equipped with a laser scanner flew over the area,…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news, Homepage | Topics: image, lidar, map

May 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

The state’s best parks

We asked our readers to name their best and worst state parks and to share their photos to mark the 100th anniversary of Washington’s state parks system. And they did! Their responses were filled with memories of family camping and other outings. In the case of worst parks, readers basically  said there aren’t any. We…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government | Topics: best and worst, map, Washington State Parks

February 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

More rallies in support of MAP tests boycott in Seattle

Seattle teachers who are boycotting a set of exams known as the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) plan to wear red today, and hold rallies at three schools. The protesting teachers say events also are planned in five  other cities on what’s being called a “national day of action.”  Some of those events will focus on testing issues specific…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Garfield High, map, Measures of Academic Progress