Air Quality Concerns Triggered in Washington, Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health officials have issued air quality warning in eastern Washington and Idaho due to smoke from multiple large wildfires.
According to air quality officials, strong winds have pushed the smoky haze down from the wildfires raging in British Columbia...
Western Wildfires Feed on Grass Brought on by Winter Rain
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain.
Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that early-summer fires are eating up...
3 Fires in Wenatchee Area Burning 36.7 Square Miles
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles (95 square kilometers), but had not destroyed any structures.
Firefighters on Wednesday were trying to prevent the fires from growing to protect property and …
State Warns of Wildfire Danger
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — State officials are warning about increased wildfire danger in all of Eastern Washington through the weekend.
The state Department of Natural Resources says increasing winds, higher temperatures and lower humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires...
Controlled Burns Planned for East Slope of Cascade Range
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials hoping to reduce the threat of wildfires plan controlled burns on 9,000 acres (3642 hectares) on the east slope of the Cascade Range in Washington state.
The Seattle Times reports that the controlled burns this spring in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest ar…
Conaway Talks Farm Bill; Hay Aid for Wildfire Victims
** Whenever he talks about the 2018 farm bill, House Ag Committee Chairman Michael Conaway says his goal is “a good farm bill passed on time.”
But while the elements of a successful farm bill may be debatable, enacting a farm bill ahead of the September 2018 expiration of …

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