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Biden to meet with Western governors about wildfires, vows to raise firefighter pay

By: - June 22, 2021 2:22 pm
pretty but ugly

“They are incredibly, incredibly brave at what they do…. And I just realized—I didn’t realize this, I admit—that federal firefighters get paid 13 dollars an hour,” Biden said. (The Cajon Pass between Las Vegas and Los Angeles during the Blue Cut Fire in August 2016. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism.

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