Matt Reidy, district ranger for Tonasket Ranger District, left, and Matt Marsh, district Wildlife biologist for the Tonasket Ranger District, talk in an area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Cox Meadows that experienced a high intensity burn from North Star Fire. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)
State officials Matt Reidy and Matt Marsh talk in an area of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Washington lags behind in controlled burns

The U.S. Forest Service wants more controlled burns in Washington forests to make them resistant to summer wildfires. But rules administered by the state Department of Natural Resources have stymied efforts to step up the burns. New

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‘This is what erasure looks like’

“This,” says Roni Dean-Burren, “is what erasure looks like.” She’s talking about something you might otherwise have thought innocuous: a page from World Geography, a high-school textbook. A few days ago, you see, Dean-Burren, a former teacher and a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston, was texted a caption from that book by her...

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