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By Richard Badalamente

Letter from the community

Time to do something about fires


Our hearts go out to the people of Brewster and Pateros and other Washington areas ravished by 2014’s record wildfires. It is hard to imagine their heartbreak as they are comb through the ashes of their homes, schools, and churches. Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah are all fighting wildfires in triple-digit temperatures, in drought-stricken areas.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, we are experiencing an unusual wildfire season, with 32 large active fires going on, most in the Pacific Northwest; over 30,000 blazes nationwide! Washington Governor, Jay Inslee said, “I know people have seen fires before. This is a different beast. This is a...

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