The Daily Evergreen

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

‘Camaraderie’ of local groups to help with recovery from recent fires in county

People in shock after the fires took their homes  received food, clothing, bed and toiletries from local clubs and churches.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

When fires ravaged the towns of Malden and Pine City, Rosalia residents helped each other evacuate while local clubs and churches set up donation sites and shelters within hours for the survivors. “We talk of first responders, and we think those are the firefighters,” said Barbara Bothman, Rosalia ...

‘It all happened within a matter of 10 minutes’

About 80 percent of the homes in Malden were lost due to a fire that started on Babb Road.

MATAYA SIEMION and SYDNEY BROWN

September 17, 2020

For Hannah Smith, her house in Malden was everything. Her family not only collected antiques and thrifted items that had hundreds of years of history behind them, but sometimes sold them to make a living. When the Malden fire on Labor Day burned the Smith family home to the ground, those antiques – opals,...

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