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March 4, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Tuesday Memo: Fun in class … Russell Wilson is major league … Shutdown repercussions

Less talk, more action:  In a teaching experiment that began six years ago, frustrated Bellevue School District government teachers teamed with University of Washington researchers to revamp the advanced placement program. Instead of lectures, they put role plays and simulations at the center of the curriculum. It seems to be working. Russ…

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October 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Olympic National Park closure tickets stand

PORT ANGELES (AP) — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict and Port Angeles Police Chief Terry Gallagher asked U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to dismiss the “closure violation” tickets issued to people who stopped at a trailhead Saturday at Olympic National Park. The tickets carry a $125 fine for visiting the park during the government shutdown The law enforcement…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Olympic National Park, tickets, U.S. Attorney

October 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket

PORT ANGELES (AP) — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.” The Peninsula Daily News reports three of the cars were a group of international students from Peninsula College led by host Kelly Sanders, a teacher from Port Angeles. They…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: fine, Olympic National Park, shutdown

September 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Teen rescued after fall in Olympic National Park

The Associated Press A 15-year-old girl is in stable condition after falling from a 15-foot cliff while hiking in Olympic National Park. The Coast Guard said its crew rescued the hiker Monday afternoon and flew her to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The girl, from Idaho, was visiting the park on a school field trip. She reportedly fell…

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December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Japanese writing found on large dock that washed onto Olympic National Park shore

A team led by National Park Service staff finally made contact today with a large dock  on a shoreline near La Push. The dock is suspected of being debris from a March 2011 tsunami in Japan. Though it hasn’t been verified with the Japanese government, a Washington Department of Ecology release says Japanese writing in one of…

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0 Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Japanese tsunami, marine debris, Olympic National Park

December 18, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Large dock washes up on Olympic National Park shore

A large dock someone spotted floating along the Western Washington coast last week was found today near La Push on the Olympic National Park coastline. The Coast Guard could not confirm from its helicopter search whether the dock is another piece of debris carried over from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, according to a…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: La Push, Olympic National Park, tsunami debris

October 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Lawsuit over fatal Wash. goat attack dismissed

The Associated Press A judge has dismissed a widow’s lawsuit against the federal government over her husband’s death in a mountain goat attack at Olympic National Park two years ago. U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan dismissed most of Susan Chadd’s claims over the summer and the rest last week. On Tuesday he declined to reconsider. Robert Boardman was…

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August 30, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Olympic National Forest trail closed by goats

The Associated Press HOODSPORT — Olympic National Forest officials are keeping a popular trail in Mason County closed because of aggressive mountain goats. Rangers say hikers on the Mount Ellinor Trail near Hoodsport are to blame for feeding goats and letting them lick their hands or backpacks for salt. The Peninsula Daily News reports up to 20…

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August 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Rescuers find overdue Mountlake Terrace hiker in Olympic National Park

UPDATE 7 P.M. | Rescuers and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter successfully hoisted Bailey out of the drainage of  Sol Duc River’s North Fork at about 6:30 p.m., according to a Olympic National Park release. They took him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for medical treatment. Park officials say Bailey was smart about increasing his chances…

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May 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Mason County man missing in Olympic National Park

The Olympian Crews have been searching Olympic National Park today for a solo hiker who was reported overdue two days ago. According to a news release from the park: David Snidder, 55 years old, of Union, Mason County, is thought to have planned to hike Monday along the Irely Lake Loop Trail. Snidder’s vehicle was found Wednesday at the…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Mason County, Olympic National Park

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