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Inslee orders wildfire training for up to 250 Washington National Guard personnel

OLYMPIA – In preparation for the 2016 wildfire season, Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday directed the Washington National Guard to train and certify up to 250 guard personnel.

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Inslee signs updated bipartisan budget with wildfire and mental health funding, says next big lift on education remains

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the 2016 supplemental budget, which makes modest adjustments to the state’s current two-year budget.

Inslee proposes “modest, responsible” updates to state budget; calls for action to begin addressing statewide teacher shortage

Gov. Jay Inslee today proposed his 2016 supplemental budget that makes modest adjustments to the current 2015–17 budget. The adjustments primarily pay for caseload increases, emergency responses to wildfires and urgent mental health needs.

Inslee statement on denial of individual assistance to wildfire victims; announces state aid and formation of Wildland Fire Council to assist recovery of impacted communities

Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for summer wildfires, windstorm

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Inslee announces grant funding to assist communities with wildfire recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the Washington State Department of Commerce to make funding available to assist disaster recovery efforts in communities devastated by this season’s wildfires.

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Mensaje de Evacuación del Gobernador Jay Inslee

"Quiero hacer un llamado a la gente de toda área de incendio en Washington a poner atención, obedecer las órdenes de evacuación y no tomar riesgos innecesarios.

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Inslee statement regarding heeding evacuation orders in Eastern Washington due to wildfire danger

“I want to urge people in the area of any Washington wildfire to heed evacuation orders and not take unnecessary risks. If you hear your town or area is under a Level 3 immediate evacuation notice that means there is very serious and very real threat.

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Significant new resources arrive in WA following approval of Emergency Declaration

Just one day following the Obama Administration's approval of Gov. Jay Inslee's request for a Federal Emergency Declaration, a new Mobilization Center started being formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.
 

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Inslee announces approval of federal Emergency Declaration; amends state emergency proclamation to address fuel supply shortage

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that President Obama’s Administration approved his request for a federal Emergency Declaration in response to the multiple wildfires burning across Eastern Washington.

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Inslee requests federal Emergency Declaration to secure additional wildfire resources

OLYMPIA, WA – Gov.

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Statement from Inslee about fatalities of three firefighters in Twisp

I was just told that three firefighters died while battling the Twisp fire and four were injured. My heart breaks over the loss of life. I know all Washington joins me and Trudi in sending our prayers to the families of these brave firefighters.

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Statement from Inslee cautioning risks posed by use of fireworks during drought

“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks.

Statement from Inslee about the Sleepy Hollow fire in Wenatchee

“My thoughts and prayers are with Wenatchee this morning. Yet again, our state is experiencing a catastrophic wildfire that has displaced families and shut down businesses, as well as risked the lives of our firefighters and emergency personnel.

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Governor Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Goldmark take steps to reduce wildfire risk

OLYMPIA – With extraordinary heat and drought conditions across the state — and forecasts for more of the same — Governor Jay Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark are taking steps to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

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Governor declares statewide drought emergency

State ramps up work to relieve hardships from water shortages

OLYMPIA – With snowpack at historic lows, rivers dwindling and irrigation districts cutting off water to farmers, Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide drought for Washington.

Governor Inslee expands drought emergency to include more of Washington

OLYMPIA – Worsening drought and snowpack conditions in Washington prompted Gov. Inslee to expand the state’s drought emergency today. Nearly half the state is now expected to experience hardships from this year’s drought.

Inslee, Western governors call on Congress to finally address wildfire funding

Today the Western Governors Association called on Congress to increase federal funding available for preventing and suppressing wildfires, which have grown increasingly intense and destructiv

Governor Inslee declares drought for three Washington regions

OLYMPIA – Snowpack conditions across Washington state mountains are near record low levels, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency for three key regions.

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