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Washington officials warn mudslide death toll will rise

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:07
Washington state authorities have warned the number of people killed in the recent mudslide will go up substantially within the next two days. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but officials say at least nine more had been found and they expect that number to rise in the next 24 to 48 hours.

As landslide risks remain, Washington state residents stay put

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:45
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Ken Root used to live just five minutes west of Steelhead Drive, an idyllic spot on the North Fork Stillaguamish River in Washington state that was washed away in a deadly landslide last Saturday. Root was just one of as many as 30,000 inhabitants of hilly Snohomish County - equal to 5 percent of the total county population - who are ...

State regulators hire outside lawyer for dispute with SEC

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State securities regulators have hired a former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer to help them win a rare and high-stakes jurisdictional dispute with the SEC.

Washington State Landslide Not Caused by Quake

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:19
An earthquake is not to blame for the deadly landslide that struck Washington State on Saturday (March 22), U.S. officials say. There were no earthquakes recorded at the time the rain-soaked hillside in Oso, Wash., collapsed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). If an earthquake had led to the onset of the landslide, geologists would expect to see two high-frequency waves, called a P ...

Death toll rises in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:27
Rescue teams on Thursday clawed through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 25 people, searching for those still missing, and the community prayed for "one little miracle."

Hopes fade as 25th body found in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:17
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - At least 25 people were confirmed dead almost a week after landslide sent mud crashing into dozens of rural Washington state homes, searchers said, as locals faced up to the prospect that some of the 90 still missing might never be found. Stores in nearby Arlington put up handed-painted signs calling for solidarity and donations, boy scouts ...

Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:25
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — As the search for Washington state mudslide victims entered its fifth day Wednesday, rescuers and residents at the scene brought back tales of heroism, loss and the dangers that remain. Here are a few of their stories:

Washington State football ready for spring practice

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:42
Washington State begins its third spring football session under Mike Leach Thursday, seeking, among other things, to find answers to questions on the offensive line and defensive backfield.

Washington State football ready for spring practice

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:40
Washington State begins its third spring football session under Mike Leach Thursday, seeking, among other things, to find answers to questions on the offensive line and defensive backfield.

Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:16
By The Associated Press As the search for Washington state mudslide victims entered its fifth day Wednesday, rescuers and residents brought back tales of heroism, loss and the dangers that remain.

Washington mudslide yields more bodies, but not all may be found

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:39
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Search teams picked through mud-caked debris for a fifth day on Wednesday looking for scores of people still missing in a deadly Washington state landslide, as officials reported finding more bodies while acknowledging that some victims' remains may never be recovered. The latest tally did not include an unspecified number of bodies that ...

State Sen. LeAnna Washington's case moves to county court

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:23
State Sen. LeAnna Washington will see her day in county court.

Washington State official 'Sometimes big slides happen'

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:59
Frances Burns March 26 (UPI) -- A Snohomish County official defended government actions Wednesday in the Washington State community hit by a deadly mudslide.

Just how high are taxes in Washington?

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:00
Is Washington state a tax haven? Surely, you say, this must be a joke. But WalletHub took a look at taxes in different states and came to a surprising conclusion.

State health officials collecting ticks

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:13
The Washington State Department of Health is once again asking people across the state to submit ticks found outdoors.

Residents join official search for Washington State mudslide victims

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:03
By Jonathan Kaminsky DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Residents from a nearby logging town have won their battle to join rescue workers searching for survivors in the dangerous rubble of a deadly mudslide in Washington State, easing tensions within a deeply traumatized community. In the days that followed the disaster, many Darrington residents ignored official orders to stay away, using their ...

Hope of finding mudslide survivors dims as unofficial death toll hits 24

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:51
WASHINGTON STATE officials say crews have recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight in the debris of a massive landslide, bringing the likely death toll to 24 amid diminishing hope of finding survivors as the search enters its fifth day. VIDEO: Race against time for crews Scientist warned of 'catastrophic' Washington landslide in 1999 report

How Washington state, victims are getting help after deadly mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:19
OLYMPIA, Wash. — As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected has already begun.

How Washington state, victims are getting help after deadly mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:14
OLYMPIA, Wash. — As the search continues for survivors of a deadly mudslide in Washington state, the first steps in helping those affected has already begun.

Probable death toll rises to 24 in Washington state mudslide

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:14
By Bill Rigby ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The likely death toll from a devastating weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. "Unfortunately we did not find any signs of life today, we didn't locate anybody alive, so that's the disappointing part," local fire ...