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Obama offers emergency aid

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SEATTLE — The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.

Obama signed the declaration of an emergency today. The assistance will include generators, replacing burned lines and poles and help from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Obama and Inslee rode into Seattle for a Democratic Party fundraiser after Air Force One landed at Boeing Field on Tuesday afternoon. During the ride,…

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