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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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2018 Wildfire Season


News >  Spokane

Rain clears smoke … for now

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

About a quarter inch of rain fell over much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho Sunday and Monday morning, clearing out smoke and dampening the thirsty landscape.
News >  Spokane

Shawn Vestal: Will smoke wake us up to climate change?

While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of Western wildfires is not a matter of debate among the people who study it.