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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Malden officials pen letter to President Trump


December 17, 2020

MALDEN — President Donald J. Trump should have received a letter yesterday from city officials asking for federal assistance in the wake of the Babb Fire and other Sept. 7 wildfires statewide.

Malden Mayor Dan Harwood and Pine Creek Community Restoration Long-Term Recovery Group Director and City Councilman Scott Hokonson signed the letter Dec. 8.

The letter follows ones from Gov. Jay Inslee and state congressional delegation requesting a federal disaster declaration for the eligible counties, including Whitman County.

More than 85% of Malden’s homes were destroyed and nearly 60% wer...

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