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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Gov. Inslee, Rep. McMorris Rodgers visit Malden

 

September 17, 2020

Roger Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

Malden Mayor Chris Ferrell points out fire damages to Gov. Jay Inslee during his Sept. 10 visit.

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 from.

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...



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