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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Long term recovery efforts discussed

Federal money is not guaranteed


Last updated 10/19/2023 at 5:52pm

Matthew Stephens | Cheney Free Press

Medical Lake Mayor Terri Cooper (left) speaks with Robert Ezelle (center) and Governor Jay Inslee (right) about the ongoing needs of fire victims, and highlights ongoing recovery efforts.

SPOKANE – Long term recovery efforts are still in question for the fire victims of the Gray Fire, and a couple dozen people met at the Red Cross, 315 W. Nora, on Oct. 12 to discuss current allocations and potential options moving forward.

They were joined by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Inslee said he and his team visited the meeting to see if there is any other way in which the state can help, and to see if current efforts are being coordinated adequately. He also said this part of the process probably won't happen as quickly as people would like.

"We know that we're now in the frust...

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