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Oso Slide
3:23 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Slide Death Toll Rises To 24, Number Of Missing Drops to 22

Footprints from searchers remain in mud at the edge of a deadly mudslide Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Authorities say the official death toll from the deadly Washington state mudslide has increased to 24, and the number of missing has dropped from 30 to 22.

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Monday that it has received a total of 24 victims, and 17 of them have been positively identified.

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Oso Slide
12:52 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Inslee Asks For Federal Disaster Declaration

WSDOT

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is asking President Barack Obama for a major disaster declaration in Snohomish County to make programs available to help individuals, households and businesses impacted by the massive Oso landslide on March 22.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
3:25 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Rain, Rain And More Rain: Record-Breaking March For Parts Of W. Wash.

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Elaine Thompson AP Photo

This weekend's rain caused parts of western Washington to see the wettest March on record as was predicted by KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass

"My lawn has turned into a carpet of moss and my deck is now green," Mass said on Sunday.

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Disaster Relief
8:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Inslee Requests Additional Financial Aid For Slide

WSDOT maintenance crews helping clear a path on SR 530 for emergency response to the landslide in Snohomish County.
WSDOT

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking for an expansion of a federal emergency declaration the state received earlier this week in response to a devastating mudslide that has killed at least two dozen people and left many missing.

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Natural Disaster
9:36 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

2 More Bodies Recovered From Mudslide

The remains of a house and of a boat lie with other debris following a deadly mudslide, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Oso, Wash.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Washington state officials say searchers have recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight in the debris of a massive landslide.

Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots announced the fatalities Tuesday evening.

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Natural Disaster
6:11 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Governor Inslee Spends Night In Darrington

Washington Governor Jay Inslee talks privately with two residents personally affected by the mudslide after a media presser at Arlington City Hall on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson, Pool

Governor Jay Inslee and the first lady spent Monday night in Darrington, near the site of Washington's deadly mudslide.

A spokesman for the governor's office says they participated in a community meeting and have been talking to local residents and first responders.

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Natural Disaster
9:37 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Flood Evacuation Issued In Snohomish County Following Deadly Mudslide

This photo provided by the Washington State Patrol shows the aftermath of a mudslide that moved a house with people inside in Snohomish County on Saturday March 22, 2014.
Washington State Patrol

Snohomish County authorities are urging people who live near the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River near Oso to evacuate the area before nightfall.

Spokeswoman Rebecca Hover says the deadly landslide that has blocked the river has authorities worried about the potential of a catastrophic flood between Oso and Stanwood.

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Helicopter Crash
10:01 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

NTSB: KOMO Helicopter Rotated 360 Degrees Before Fatal Crash

A hand-written message is shown amidst flowers, candles, and cards on display Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Seattle at a growing memorial in the lobby of KOMO-TV.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Federal investigators say surveillance video shows that a Seattle news helicopter began rotating at takeoff before it pitched forward into a fiery crash that killed both men aboard and burned a third on the ground.

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Boeing Dreamliner
9:41 am
Wed March 19, 2014

FAA: Boeing 787's Design, Manufacture Safe

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AP Photo

Federal aviation officials say Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many plane's many problems since its rollout.

A report issued jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing on Wednesday says the plane was soundly designed, and that the government had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification. The report makes seven recommendations for further improvements by Boeing and FAA.

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Arts
10:53 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum

"The Broncho Buster" by Frederic Remington.
Denver Art Museum; The Roath Collection

The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.

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Politics
1:19 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Senator's Bill Calls For Annual UW-Gonzaga Basketball Game

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, wants to rekindle one of the state's best basketball rivalries.

Baumgartner has introduced a bill that would require the University of Washington and Gonzaga University of Spokane to play at least once each season.

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Medical Marijuana
11:53 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Wash. State Senate Passes Bill To Regulate Medical Marijuana

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AP Photo

A measure to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system cleared the Senate as the state moves to merge that largely unregulated market with the still-developing legal recreational market.

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Washington Waterfall
3:47 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

State Waterfall Bill Heads To Gov's Desk

Michael Matti Flickr

Washington would have an official state waterfall under a measure heading to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.

House Bill 2119 passed through the Senate 46-3 Tuesday. It would designate Palouse Falls in southeastern Washington as the official state waterfall.

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Marijuana
4:24 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Doctors Call For More Study Of Pot For Seizures

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AP Photo

A medical group of epilepsy experts is calling on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.

The American Epilepsy Society issued its statement on Monday. It notes that there have been several reported cases of pot treating seizures but not enough scientific study has been performed to show whether the drug works and is safe.

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Bertha Blues
3:56 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Six-Month Delay 'Optimistic' For Seattle Tunnel

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WSDOT

An official for the contractor boring the Seattle Highway 99 tunnel says a six month delay in the stalled construction is a "slightly optimistic" forecast.

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