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State may try to circumvent new rules to avert cuts in food stamps

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:19
Washington state officials are considering increasing heating assistance to low-income families in a maneuver to avert $70 million in cuts to their food-stamp benefits called for under the 2014 farm bill — a tactic that has drawn threat of a Republican backlash.

Cactus League game # 28 -- A's at Mariners

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:16
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"Tactically we did what we needed to do." (postgame quotes and stats)

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:11
Here are some team-provided quotes and stats from Sounders FC's 2-0 road win Sunday at Montreal. Be sure to check out our game story from freelancer Sean Farrell from Olympic Stadium for more material.

How to report a missing loved one

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:41
People whose loved ones are missing following the massive mudslide east of Arlington can call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088 to report their concerns.

I-5 shut down southbound for investigation near Georgetown

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:31
UPDATE, Sunday, 2:25 p.m. | The woman who jumped or fell from the overpass is alive and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Rescuers say voices are no longer coming from mudslide area

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:16
With at least 18 people still missing and hundreds waiting to hear about the fate of loved ones in a mile-wide mudslide, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said rescuers haven't reported hearing any voices from the slide area since Saturday night.

Sunday links: Nothing new on Jared Allen

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:31
First off, nothing new on Jared Allen. Last we heard, he was taking the weekend to think about it. That doesn't mean a decision and/or announcement is coming during the weekend itself. Not that it couldn't, just that there's no clear timeline on any of this. So everyone waiting for something from Al

River breaking its way through mud clog

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:16
The dammed up Stillaguamish River has started to break though a hole in the mile-wide mud wall, releasing some flow downstream, officials say.

CCA Sno-King Chapter to discuss salmon in local counties at Thursday meeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:01
The Coastal Conservation Association of Washington Sno-King Chapter meeting is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave. N.E. in Woodinville.

18 people unaccounted for in slide; voices heard, then gone

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:01
ARLINGTON -- Rescuers say at least 18 people are missing in a massive mudslide that demolished two neighborhoods along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River and that the potential for a catastrophic flash flood remains high.

German customs seizes cocaine addressed to Vatican

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:01
The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows.

Oso man believes aunt, uncle among the dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:01
DARRINGTON -- Cory Kuntz, 43, fears his aunt and uncle are among the dead.

Rescue workers told to mark bodies, look for survivors

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:01
DARRINGTON -- Before a Darrington search-and-rescue team of about 20 people headed back to the slide area at 10:30 this morning, Fire District 24 Chief Dennis Fenstermaker advised them of their priorities: Workers were asked to mark dead bodies if they saw any, then keep on looking for sur

Sunday Memo: Job haters? ... The mudslide ... Avalanche kills man

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:01
Do folks in the Tri-Cities hate their government jobs? Columnist Danny Westneat  wonders if they do.