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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.

Gov. Inslee request for federal disaster assistance approved

Late today, President Obama's Administration notified Gov. Jay Inslee he has approved assistance for Okanogan County and confederated Colville tribes for repairing or replacing public infrastructure lost as a result of recent wildfires.

FEMA denies individual assistance in wildfire areas

Gov. Jay Inslee was informed this evening that FEMA has denied the state's appeal for Individual Assistance following wildfires in Okanogan County and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Gov. Inslee amends emergency proclamation to include an Eastern Washington burn ban

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President Obama approves Governor Inslee's request for emergency federal assistance

President Obama late yesterday approved a request by Gov. Jay Inslee for an Emergency Declaration to make additional federal resources available to help with the ongoing response to wildfires in Washington state.

Gov. Inslee extends Eastern Washington burn ban

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced an extension to

Gov. Inslee re-extends Eastern Washington burn ban

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new extension to

Gov. Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for Central Washington wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday urged President Obama to approve his request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which would provide much needed federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from the devastating wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington.

Gov. Inslee issues new extension for Central and Eastern Washington burn ban

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new extension to

Gov. Inslee to appeal decision to deny federal assistance for homeowners hurt by Central Washington fires

Gov. Inslee issues new extension for Central and Eastern WA burn ban

Gov. Inslee extends Central and Eastern Washington burn ban to September 3

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a new extension to the burn ban that includes most outdoor and agricultural burning for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades.

Inslee lifts burn ban in Central and Eastern WA, urges people to continue using caution

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is not issuing a further extension to the burn ban he initiated last month for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades. The burn ban expired at noon today.

Gov. Inslee asks federal government to reconsider further disaster assistance for Central WA communities, following state's worst wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the federal government to reconsider providing federal assistance to families impacted by the state’s largest wildfire, saying more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

Gov. Inslee receives approval of access to SBA loans for residents and businesses affected by Central Washington wildfires

State of Emergency - Grays Harbor, King, Lewis, Lincoln, and Pierce counties

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington)

State of Emergency (Eastern Washington, Amended - Burn Ban)

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