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2014-07-17 08:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what has already been declared a record year for wild land fires in California, private operators of air tankers and helicopters have provided invaluable assistance to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), one of the few state fire protection agencies that operates its own fleet of air assets. According to just-released CAL FIRE data, 2,990 fires erupted in the state between January 1, and July 7,...

2014-07-17 08:21:36

5-Star Airline Partners With Washingtonian Magazine for 2nd Year WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways proudly partnered with Washingtonian Magazine for their annual "AT&T Best Of Washington" event for the 2(nd) straight year, on July 16(th). The annual event features the best of the district's food and beverage selections, voted on by Washingtonian readers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127854 After last year's success, the airline brought back...

2014-07-16 12:32:22

Offer Developed in Partnership with Leading Higher Education Institutions WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has created a customized learning and analytics offering available to the 259 higher education Internet2 members, the company and Internet2 announced today. The Internet2 NET+ offer will not only provide access to the company's market-leading solutions for teaching, learning and collaboration, but also includes robust analytic and learning outcomes tools, a...

2014-07-16 12:29:12

DALLAS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roofing Supply Group, LLC ("RSG"), a national leader in the wholesale distribution of roofing supplies and related materials, announced today that it has continued its expansion with the opening of two new locations on the West Coast in McClellan Park, California (Sacramento Area) and Woodinville, Washington (Seattle area). These two new locations will strategically position RSG to better serve customers in both markets. The McClellan Park...

2014-07-16 08:28:58

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is convinced most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get financially shortchanged out of hundreds of thousands, or over a million dollars, because they had no clue how to differentiate between the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, and a local personal injury attorney, especially if the diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is a Veteran of the US Navy. As the Center would also like to explain...

2014-07-15 23:04:59

The nation’s best slot tournament players are vying for a chance at the National Championship, competing in the National TournEvent of Champions casino qualifiers across the country. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Multimedia Games (Nasdaq:MGAM) is hosting the National TournEvent of Champions in collaboration with casinos across the country to crown the nation’s best slot tournament player. Through June, the first 40 casino finalists have qualified to compete for the national title...

2014-07-15 16:29:22

Community Development Focused Lobbying and Government Relations Firm Highlights Its Work with Clients to Build Stronger Communities through Fact-Driven Research and Policy Guidance WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapoza Associates, a distinctively mission-driven lobbying and government relations firm, launched its new website today. The website highlights the firm's commitment and work to shape congressional and federal policies that build stronger communities...

2014-07-15 12:21:18

I-5 Motors of Fife, Wash. offers used BMW and Mercedes-Benz models FIFE, Wash., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While almost all drivers throughout Washington state have heard of Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles, many would never consider themselves in the income bracket necessary to purchase one of these coveted models. What many interested shoppers come to realize, however, is that many of these models have found their way to the secondary market and are now being priced at a...

2014-07-15 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. Selected instruments could address fundamental questions about the icy moon and the search for life beyond Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The possibility of life on Europa is a motivating force for scientists and engineers around the world," said...

2014-07-15 08:34:01

REDMOND, Wash., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pcxen Mini-cloud patent enables a user to consolidate all his digital devices into a single device by simplifying device construction. In the long run, Mini-cloud will enable the user to sell spare capacity in Mini-cloud systems back in the cloud to offset monthly bill or to earn money. Pcxen Systems has received US patent 8782637 titled "Mini-cloud systems for enabling user subscription to cloud service in residential...


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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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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