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Walla Walla’s week of smoke: Air pollutants spike

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Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

A thick haze of smoke engulfed Walla Walla last week, resulting in unhealthy air quality and official recommendations to stay inside. According to Washington’s Department of Ecology’s smoke blog, the smoke in Walla Walla was the result of wind conditions that moved smoke from the wildfires in the Or...

Walla Walla’s smoke to last through week

Sean Gannon, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Walla Walla’s smoke and unhealthy air quality will persist throughout the week, according to the Washington Department of Ecology, setting an “air quality alert” in the county until noon on Friday, Sept. 18.  Washington has seen smoke from Northwest wildfires linger since Friday, Sept. 11....

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