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Subject: A National Model for Funding Wildfire Prevention?
Date: Mon Aug 11 12:49:43 MDT 2014

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August 11, 2014
Flagstaff Funds Wildfire Prevention with Bonds

The Arizona city is likely the only in the country to pay for wildfire prevention with bond money and is being looked to as a national model for leveraging federal funds.


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