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Wildfire-Ravaged Farming Town In Limbo As It Awaits Aid To Rebuild

It's been almost three months since officials in Washington state first appealed to the Trump administration for millions in federal aid to help a town that was destroyed by a wildfire on Labor Day.
Burned cars from a wildfire that destroyed most of the eastern Washington town of Malden on Labor Day. Source: Kirk Siegler

When historic wildfires overwhelmed the West Coast in September, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington followed standard protocol and asked President Trump to declare a major disaster.

That frees up millions in federal aid for everything from temporary housing, to clean up, to rebuilding infrastructure.

After some

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