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Election Season Is Wildfire Season. These Voters Lost Everything

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

For 13 years, Erica Ramírez lived with her children in a house in Medford, Oregon, a small city in the southwestern corner of the state. It was a modest two-bedroom, painted blue with white accents. She'd saved up to purchase it after coming to the United States from Guatemala in 1993 seeking political asylum, working various jobs, often as an RV cleaner. On September 8, when the Alameda wildfire began north of Ashland and raged into the outskirts of her neighborhood, Ramírez was on a walk some 45 minutes away; she got call alerting her and began running back, panicked about her pitbull...
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