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State may boost heating assistance to dodge cuts in food stamps

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:23
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.

Washington State mudslide site "total devastation"

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:16
Around 18 people are still missing after a massive mudslide in Washington State that killed at least four people and wiped out as many as 30 homes Saturday.

Washington State mudslide site "total devastation"; 3 dead, 18 missing

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:16
Around 18 people are still missing after a massive mudslide in Washington State that killed at least three people and wiped out as many as 30 homes Saturday.

Landslide in Washington state kills 3, several people missing

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:56
Eighteen people remain unaccounted for following a landslide in northwest Washington state that has already claimed three lives and injured at least eight more, officials said on Sunday.

Landslide kills three, injures others in Washington state

Washington State News Wire - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:35
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Wash (Reuters) - Eighteen people remain unaccounted for in a landslide that killed three and injured at least eight more in northwestern Washington state, officials said on Sunday. The landslide destroyed at least six homes on Saturday as it tumbled across a state highway, leaving a layer of mud, rock and debris 15 to 20 feet deep in some places, said Shari Ireton ...