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Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits UT canyon

By By MARTIN GRIFFITH Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Feds spend $236M to help landowners protect grouse

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government has paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species – potentially hindering energy development and ranching…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

By By KRISTEN WYATT DENVER (AP) — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn’t agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn’t tightly controlled…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for mudslide

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the federal government to declare Snohomish County as a farm disaster area so farmers and ranchers affected by the deadly Oso mudslide could seek financial and other help…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

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State Withdraws Permit for Expansion of Nuke Dump

State withdraws draft permit for expansion of federal government’s nuclear waste dump …read more

From: ABC US News

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Federal Government Won't Charge Michigan Officers

Federal officials: Insufficient evidence to charge Michigan police in homeless man’s death

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Washington state parks remain open – Federal shutdown does not affect state parks operations

In the meantime, visitors are encouraged to visit the Washington State Parks web site, www.parks.wa.gov, to learn about parks, trails and activities available to enjoy during the fall season. 

Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WAStatePks, www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks and www.foursquare.com/WAStatePks. Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com. 

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov. 

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