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Tag: Interior secretary

Feb.
6th

Sally Jewell reaction: Personality, drive, passion draw praise

Here are some excerpts from a story I wrote for Thursday’s paper as people react to the news that Sally Jewell, head of REI, has been nominated to be the next Secretary of the Interior.

Randy King, superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park:

“Obviously, she’s very intelligent, very committed to conservation.”

“She has a unique mix of skills. She has a mind like an engineer, but also has a great appreciation for our public lands and their importance for people today and tomorrow.”

Mindy Roberts, member of the Tacoma Mountaineers, climbed Mount Rainier with Jewell in 2010:

“She’s a terrific

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Aug.
15th

No room at the inn, or anywhere in park, for Interior Secretary

The decision apparently was made Friday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar would arrive at Mount Rainier National Park Monday night and visit with park staff and community partners on Tuesday.

Salazar was returning from Alaska and was next scheduled to be in Milwaukee today. So the decision was made to make a visit to Mount Rainier.

That left his advance planner scrambling to find a place for the secretary to spend the night. She found out, like so many other tourists, that find rooms at the last minute can be difficult at best.

As Salazar explained to the crowd of

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