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Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake blames red tape and environmentalists for the failure to thin the forest and therefore the Wallow Fire (above). But Democratic opponent Dr. Richard Carmona highlighted Flake’s votes against thinning bills.

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Flake blasts management of forests in Senate bid

U.S. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake last week organized a meeting in Show Low to push for a waiver of environmental laws and regulations to speed up forest thinning and restoration projects in the wake of wildfires.

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