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August 20, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Lawmakers: FEMA should reconsider aid denial for Washington wildfire victims

WASHINGTON – Four members of Congress from Washington state are urging the federal government to reverse last week’s decision to deny direct assistance to families affected by wildfires that scorched the state for nearly a month beginning July 14. In a letter to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria…

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August 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Feds deny aid to those who lost homes in wildfires

Good news came yesterday for Central Washington in the form of federal disaster aid to help repair roads, utilities and other infrastructure damaged this summer in the Carlton complex wildfire. And now comes the tough news: The federal government has denied an emergency aid request to help people who  lost homes and property in the fire,…

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August 11, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Some federal disaster assistance OK’d for wildfires

Washington state will get at least part of the federal disaster assistance it had asked for to help rebuild from this summer’s wildfires. The federal government Monday evening notified Gov. Jay Inslee’s office that Washington qualifies for money to help rebuild roads, utilities and other infrastructure damaged during fires that swept through Okanogan County and the Colville Indian Reservation. The Federal…

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March 1, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Jay Insee seeks “major disaster” status for mudslide

WASHINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday requested the federal government to declare the Snohomish County mudslide a “major disaster,” which would qualify for victims for direct federal aid for housing, unemployment and other losses. Inslee’s request to President Obama comes nine days after the devastation that has killed 21 people and 30 missing. In his request…

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