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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Stephen W. Coleman
The Senate this week told the Obama administration to stop spending stimulus bill wildland firefighting money on urban parks in the nation's capital.
The U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will spend nearly $2.8 million in forest-fire-fighting money in Washington — a city with no national forests and where the last major fire was probably lit by British troops in 1814.
Mr. Coleman said they don't have a grant agreement with the Forest Service and don't know the details of exactly what the final project description would be, but that it's inaccurate to portray the group as a frivolous endeavor.
Stephen W. Coleman, executive director of Washington Parks & People, said his grant was filed under a program aimed at boosting forest health.