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By Roger Harnack
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Gov. Inslee says wildfires should be called "climate fires"

Governor offers Malden Honey Crisp apples, money for "a pair of socks,"


Last updated 9/10/2020 at 10:39pm

Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing

Gov. Jay Inslee, right, presents Malden Mayor Chris Ferrell with a box of Honey Crisp apples he said he and First Lady Trudi picked from a tree at the Governor's Mansion.

MALDEN - Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires."

That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10, in one of two cities nearly wiped out by the Babbs Fire.

That press conference followed a presentation he made to town residents and leaders only minutes before, a presentation in which he requested all media be excluded.

Inslee arrived in a black SUV via Pine City-Malden Road, passing numerous "Culp for Governor" and "Trump" signs, both political opponents of the governor.

He also passed a still-smoldering grain...

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