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2014-03-31 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to a formal dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, formerly the Dryden Flight Research Center, on Tuesday, May 13 at the center's campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The renaming ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT in Hangar 4802. It is expected to include comments from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden,...

2014-03-29 23:04:47

Two hundred school nurses attended the Spring Conference of the School Nurse Organization of Washington (S.N.O.W.) held at the Marcus Whitman Convention Centre in Walla Walla, WA, March 21-22, 2014. One of the most impressive exhibits was a large display highlighting vision care for the 25% of children who cannot see to read. Walla Walla, Washington (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 "There are only two states in the whole country who screen their school-age children for binocular vision,"...

2014-03-28 23:24:10

The new release of Laplink DiskImage simplifies data backup and recovery and can be used to ease the transition from an old PC to a new one – perfect for Windows XP End of Support. Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Laplink® Software, Inc. announced today the newest release of Laplink DiskImage, its advanced backup and recovery software. The new features added to DiskImage 8 make the software even more user-friendly, allow for increased efficiency, and can help users transition...

2014-03-28 23:03:23

Special collection takes place during the event to raise money for Darrington Senior Center, which was directly affected by the mudslide disaster in Snohomish County. Everett, WA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Dozens of local businesses and individuals rallied to donate more than 150 items for an auction fundraising event at Snohomish Senior Center this week. The March 25 event was held in response to a temporary gambling ban that put a stop to seniors' card games used as a fundraising...

2014-03-28 23:00:44

DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States locate doctors and facilities by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, or services they provide, has announced that CarrDorsch Family Dental, a Bellingham, Wash., family dental practice, has added their facility and doctor profile to the growing number of doctors and facilities using the site. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States locate doctors and facilities by...

2014-03-27 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At the urging of the privately operated aerial firefighting industry, Colorado State Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction) has inserted language into a Bill, which--if enacted--would give the Colorado Division Of Fire Prevention And Control the authority to lease or contract three Type 1 helicopters and up to "four large aircraft from the Federal government or other sources" for aerial firefighting. The legislative proposal, known as...

2014-03-27 12:26:20

Join the Marcus Whitman Hotel at Feast Walla Walla for a weekend of local dining, drinking and gathering to benefit the Wine Country Culinary Institute WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspire your palate with locally crafted bites and sips at Eastern Washington's annual 'Feast Walla Walla,' a culinary celebration of the region's best restaurants, wineries, breweries and more. Feast Weekend takes place over April 11 and 12, 2014 and features a 'Chefs' Table on...

2014-03-27 12:21:15

SEATTLE, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Companies of South Seattle, North Seattle and Southern Washington are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box portable moving and self-storage to people who were affected by the recent, fatal landslide in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) With U-Box portable moving and self-storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul...

2014-03-27 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly operated by the US Army. The helicopters, originally manufactured in the early 1970s as CH-47C models, but upgraded in 1988 to the D-model configuration, will join the operator's fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks, and 14 Columbia Vertol 107-II. According to Todd Petersen, the...

2014-03-27 12:20:38

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA released Thursday an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The image on the left, captured March 11 by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows comet C/2013 A1, also called Siding Spring, at a distance of 353 million miles from Earth. Hubble can't see Siding Spring's icy nucleus...


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

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