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9 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

KHQ Special: 'Behind the Fire Lines'

KHQ.COM - For over a week, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Spokane, WA

18 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Assistance to primary election voters affected by wildfires

As crews battle the largest wildfires in Washington history, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is offering assistance to affected counties and voters as the state's Aug. 5 Primary Election voting period is underway.

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Related Topix: Washington, Ferry County, WA, Chelan County, WA, Chelan, WA, Okanogan, WA

19 hrs ago | Wenatchee World

Rising toll: 300 homes destroyed by Carlton Complex Fire

Donations for Carlton Complex Fire: The Okanogan County Emergency Operations Center said no more clothing is needed by distribution centers.

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Related Topix: Fire, Leavenworth, WA, Entiat, WA, Stehekin, WA, Winthrop, WA

Yesterday | Wenatchee World

Eastern "Hardship Fund" helps students affected by fires

Eastern Washington University is sending a team of financial aid counselors and outreach staff to Okanogan County in August to speak with students planning to attend EWU this fall.

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Related Topix: Eastern Washington University

Yesterday | Wenatchee World

Red Cross fights fire despair with 'help and hope'

Dave Schreiner of Kansas and Kathy Catania of San Diego, California talk about client needs at the client casework desk of the Red Cross headquarters in the Pioneer Middle School cafeteria.

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Related Topix: Leavenworth, WA, Entiat, WA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Hundreds Attended the Annual Art in the Park

The annual Art in the Park took place Saturday, showcasing various art collections from vendors from around the region.

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Related Topix: Twisp, WA

NWCN.com

Central WA homeowners on lookout for looters

ALTA LAKE, WA. Homeowners in Okanogan County say they've seen a rash of looters rummaging through homes and destroyed properties affected by the Carlton Complex Fires.

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Methow Valley News Home Page

Generator safety: Be careful with generators

The PUD and Okanogan County Electric Cooperative are warning that incorrectly used generators can electrocute technicians working on power lines.

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The Spokesman-Review

LaMonte's steampunk style features inventive creations that find...

He creates gizmos that blend the past with the future; the Victorian era and art deco with fantastic inventions.

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Related Topix: Gadgets, Science / Technology, Inventions, Home Gardening, Home

KOMO News

Preparations continue as wildfires near Conconully

The small central Washington town of Conconully is using its history to prepare for the Carlton Complex of fires should conditions drastically change this weekend.

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Related Topix: Conconully, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Medics Treat Array of Ailments at Water Follies

Water Follies is all about having fun but safety is a top priority, too. That goes for drivers on the river, crews in the pits and you guys along the shores.

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Related Topix: Twisp, WA

Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Washington sheriff: 300 homes burned in massive wildfire, twice as many as previous e...

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Carlton, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Tracking wildfire donations: Victims receive Red Cross cash cards

The Red Cross collected more than $100,000 in one week for victims of the Washington wildfires, and the money is already being handed out in Okanogan County.

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Star-Telegram.com

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

Frank Rogers, the sheriff of Okanogan County in north-central Washington, said Friday that the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Weather

ABC News

Sheriff: 300 Homes Burned in Washington Wildfire

Frank Rogers, the sheriff of Okanogan County in north-central Washington, said Friday that the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

KHQ Special: 'Behind the Fire Lines' airing Sunday at 6pm

KHQ.COM - For over a week, we've heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from people who have lost everything, to those who refuse to let the firestorm break their spirits.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Israel, World News, Middle East,

Bellingham Herald

Power to be restored to much of Methow Valley

The Okanogan Public Utility District says it plans to re-energize its substation in Twisp on Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Okanogan, WA, Twisp, WA

Wenatchee World

Carlton fires now more than 50-percent contained

With cooler temperatures and in some places drenching rain, crews have now been able to corral more than 50 percent of the 182-mile-long perimeter of the Carlton Complex in Okanogan County and northern Chelan County.

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Related Topix: Carlton, WA, Chelan County, WA, Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NWCN.com

Homeowners in wildfire zone ask why emergency alert wasn't issued

The Carlton Complex fire has consumed more than 250,000 acres and is 52 percent contained.

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

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham group collecting items, money to help wildfire victims

Food, clothing and money to help people affected by the Carlton Complex fires are being collected Sunday, July 27, by the Bellingham Trail Running Club.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Okanogan, WA

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