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PHOTO: As Washington becomes more diverse, workshops are being held in schools across the state to acquaint teachers and school personnel with refugee customs and experiences, and help them relate to the new students and families in their area. Photo credit: kobby_dagan/FeaturePics.com.
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SEATTLE - As Washington's population becomes more diverse, there's a greater need to understand what refugees go through, to help them adapt. School's Out Washington is sponsoring training to explain the issues faced by refugees to teachers and other school workers. Beth Farmer, a licensed indepen

PHOTO: There isn't much time for sitting as a member of this youthful crew working to relocate the Kelly Creek Trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It's one of 50 projects across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Photo courtesy of Northwest Youth Corps.

SEATTLE - As part of a campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to introduce young people to their public lands heritage, 50 wild places across the country have been chosen for conservation and trail maintenance work this fall. In Washington, crews are working in the

PHOTO: It's prime time to raft the Sauk River in northwestern Washington, and the town of Darrington is hoping people won't stay away in the aftermath of this year's deadly Oso mudslide. Photo courtesy Adventure Cascades.

DARRINGTON, Wash. – Before becoming widely known for the devastating Oso mudslide in March, Snohomish County was perhaps best known for its outdoor recreation. The conservation community is lending a hand to help restore that reputation. Nine Washington groups have created a colorful broch

PHOTO: If you lived overseas, would you choose Seattle as a vacation destination? Last year, 2.8 million international visitors did. Photo credit: Bosenok/iStockphoto.

SEATTLE – On Thursday, President Barack Obama outlined a push to encourage more international travelers to the United States – to spend money and create local jobs for the Americans who feed them, house them and show them around. Washington state is already ahead of that curve, with al

PHOTO: Residents of the San Juans say having portions of the islands designated as a national monument assures them local input on management of that land. Photo credit: Linda Hudson.

SEATTLE - It has been one year since the San Juan Islands National Monument was created by President Obama, and island residents are concerned that other communities will not get the same chance, if a bill that just passed in the House makes its way through Congress. The legislation would make it m

PHOTO: In addition to breathtaking views of places such as Fisher Peak, the North Cascades National Park complex reported contributing $26.4 million to the local economy in 2013. Photo credit: Autumn Carlsen, National Park Service.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - President Obama wants to allocate more money to the National Park Service to spruce up the parks for the agency's 100th birthday, and Congress will decide whether to go along with that request in the next few weeks. The president is proposing a small increase of $55 million in the N

PHOTO: The Golden West Visitor Center in Stehekin, Wash., will be closed until mid-March, 2014, as a money-saving move for the National Park Service. Photo credit: NPS on flickr.

SEATTLE - North Cascades National Park has closed a visitor center early and curtailed its winter operations more than usual. It's just one example of what many national park sites are doing to cope with smaller budgets and uncertainty about the future. Congress is aiming for a new budget deal by mi

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SEATTLE - This month marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and in the state of Washington, that dream has new meaning for young people of all races, who attend "Freedom School." It's a nine-day course for youth (ages 15 to 21) that covers the history of raci

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