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California Lawmakers Push Bills to Fight Wildfire Risks

Staffing, prescribed burns, and increased home protection     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats who control the state Senate said Thursday they intend to advance a 10-bill package to the Assembly in the next week ...

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South Dakota Governor Sues for Fireworks at Mount Rushmore

Fireworks were canceled after 2009 because of fire danger from a pine beetle infestation     By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sued the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday in ...

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Nevada Lawmakers Weigh Firefighting Coordination, Liability

Community risk reduction and suing arsonists to recover costs     By SAM METZ AP / Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday heard three proposals about changing liability laws and helping fire-fighting agencies coordinate ...

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Washington House Approves $125M to Prevent, Fight Wildfires

Similar bill failed in the last session     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to spend $125 million to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington sailed through the state House on Thursday and ...

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Washington Senate Passes Wildfire Bill

Bill would provide $125 million every two years to boost wildfire response     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and ...

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Bill to Create Fund to Fight Wildfires Passes Washington State House

$125M towards response, restoration, and resilience     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington easily passed the state House of Representatives on ...

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Amendment Would Ban ‘Servitude’ by California Prison Inmates

Opponents want to end what they call a visage of slavery     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, churn out vehicle license plates, mop prison floors ...

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New Mexico Lawmakers Consider Prescribed Fire Measure

Clarifying liability and creating certification for private landowners     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as ...

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Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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