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May 20, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Inslee: Emergency declaration for North Bend blast approved

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee says the federal government has approved his request for an emergency declaration to help businesses and residents in North Bend who were affected by an April 25 explosion.

Inslee thanked the Small Business Administration and its administrator on Tuesday for approving the request he made last week.

The declaration clears the way for low-interest loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations. The governor urged anyone affected to contact SBA representatives in the area.

The explosion and fire affected nearly 30 businesses and homes.

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