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25 May 2024
National Parks

Every Kid in a Park 

On Sept. 1, families of fourth graders in the U.S. hit a lottery of sorts. As part of President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, all fourth-grade students and their families will receive a year’s access to national park and other federally managed lands....
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Lost in the Fires 

I am haunted by a scene from about a week ago of young U.S. Forest Service firefighters taking a break at The Mazama Store, which I consider the best “hang” in the Methow Valley, just across the Cascades in central Washington state. They were such...