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23 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Congress needs to act on wildfires

Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Pateros, WA, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Methow Valley News Home Page

Floods, slides cut swath of damage after torrential storm

The potential for flooding, mudslides and erosion was predicted in the aftermath of the enormous wildfire that swept through the Methow Valley last month, searing more than 250,000 acres and leaving blackened hillsides bare of vegetation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather, Flood, Home Gardening, Home, Carlton, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

More help on the way to Pateros

More help is arriving in the city of Pateros more than a month after flames raced through the city destroying dozens of homes.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Spokane, WA

Methow Valley News Home Page

Reality check in the - Magic Methow'

You'd think that having hundreds of homes incinerated in the Carlton Complex's 250,000-acre firestorm would be quite enough heartbreak.

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Related Topix: Methow, WA, Twisp, WA, Winthrop, WA, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

KOMO News

Inslee declares emergency in Okanogan Co. after flash floods

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for Okanogan County following severe rainstorms earlier this month that resulted in flash floods and mudslides that blocked two state highways.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Governors, Jay Inslee, Okanogan, WA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republic, WA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: Priest Lake lots heading to auction

On Thursday, 61 cottages sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off in Coeur d'Alene beginning at 1:00pm.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Spokane County, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KTMF

Carlton Complex Fire: Scrapping what's left

Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home.

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Related Topix: Spokane Valley, WA, Valley, WA, Spokane County, WA, Deer Park, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KHQ-TV Spokane

After the Fire: KHQ returns to Okanogan County

It's been more than a month since the Carlton Complex fire raged out of control and burned through the towns of Pateros and Brewster and the residents in the area are picking up the pieces, and preparing for the long haul.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Brewster, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Omak, WA, Winthrop, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

PHOTOS: National Dog Day

Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! I've had dogs my whole life, and if there is one thing to admire about them, it's that they ... (more)

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Pateros, WA, Social Software, Brewster, WA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Times

Okanogan County fires fully contained, roads opening

Many of the national forest closures associated with the Little Bridge Creek Fire have been lifted.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KTMF

Inmate Dies After Extended Illness

A Montana State Prison inmate died this morning after extended illness, prison personnel say.

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Related Topix: Montana State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Spokane, WA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Seattle Times

Winthrop tourism hit hard by fires, floods

When you drive into this Old West tourist town, you immediately see the effects of a summer of wildfires, and, this past week, news of flash floods.

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Related Topix: Winthrop, WA, Weather, Methow, WA, Carlton, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Methow Valley News Home Page

Groups coordinating to handle fire recovery

At least three full-time disaster case managers will be hired to help people displaced by the fire get one-on-one assistance for their most urgent needs.

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Related Topix: Twisp, WA, Okanogan, WA, Pateros, WA

Wenatchee World

After fire: Business survey says wages, sales, profits up in smoke

A fleet of dozens of brand new golf carts were among the many assets lost in the Alta Lake fire last month.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Agriculture, Science, Pateros, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee

KHQ-TV Spokane

New marijuana testing lab should expedite process of putting pot in stores

Anatek Labs became the second lab in Eastern Washington approved by the state's Liquor Control Board to test recreational marijuana, a mandatory process for growers before their product can hit the shelves.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Weather, Spokane, WA

Daily Journal

Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Twisp, WA, Okanogan, WA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Why landslides happen and could happen here

After dealing with the state's largest wildfire that burned through hundreds of miles of land, Okanogan County is now dealing with something else.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Spokane, WA, Spokane Valley, WA

KTMF

West Yellowstone Considers Eliminating Police Dept.

Now that their police chief Gordon Berger has been fired, West Yellowstone is weighing the option of eliminating its police department.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA

Wenatchee World

Flooding on the heels of wildfire leaves region in shock

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE Floodwaters cascade over a damaged stretch of Highway 153 this morning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Carlton, WA, Landslide, Twisp, WA

Seattle Times

Editorial: FEMA should help Okanogan County rebuild after wildfires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency should reconsider its decision to deny assistance to individuals harmed in the devastasting Okanogan County fire.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Pateros, WA, Okanogan, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee, Opinion

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