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Fire forecast good so far for Idaho, bad for California

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and a host of Oregon and Idaho congressmen and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter got a briefing on the wildfire danger Monday from America’s Chief Fire Meteorologist Ed Delgado. Delgado, predictive services manager for the National Interagency

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Jewell joins Idaho Republicans and Oregon Democrats in support of wildfire funding fix

Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch returned Monday to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, where last August they called for reforming fire funding. This time they brought Interior Secretary Sally Jewell,

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Interior Secretary Jewell meets with Idaho leaders Monday in Boise

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit the National Interagency Fire Center Monday for a briefing on the 2014 wildfire season. Jewell, will meet with Democratic Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Idaho Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, 

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Reducing fire threat through clearing around homes and thinning forests

The Chief of the Forest Service Tom Tidwell made clear when he was in Boise last month that longer fire seasons and hotter summers, which last year brought yet another season of record low fuel moisture, are expected to continue.

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Idaho’s Labrador: When wildland fires flare, ‘watch your wallet’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is misrepresenting the impact of spending cuts on resources for summer firefighting and warns that the Obama administration may use fire to play a “political blame game.” While visiting

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