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‘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 24, 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...

District 12 searches for more volunteers

Whitman County Fire District 12 is accepting applications for firefighters, volunteers and EMS/EMT/first responders.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2020

A local fire department depends on new recruits to help stem the recent Washington state rural fires and compensate for the additional transportation burden on Whitman County fire departments.  Whitman...

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

As we've seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.
HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist September 21, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing...

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor September 16, 2020

One individual tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,066. The new patient is female and aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency...

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases
JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor September 15, 2020

Eleven individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 1,065 cases.  Of the new patients, two females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from...

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with...

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Rosalia. This was one of multiple fires that started Monday around the Palouse.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 7, 2020

As wildfire season continues, officials urge residents to practice fire safety by fully extinguishing recreational fires, having an evacuation plan and wearing masks in smoky areas. The wildfire season...

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