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3:01 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Washington Pot Store Lottery Announced; Grow Licenses Lagging

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The timeline for when Washington’s first marijuana retail stores will open has slipped from June to early July, according to state Liquor Control Board staff.

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3:20 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Washington LNG Plant Still Not Safe For Investigators

Google Earth view of the liquefied natural gas storage facility in Plymouth, Wash.
Google Earth

State and federal pipeline safety investigators have not yet been able to access the scene of an explosion and fire at a natural gas facility in southeast Washington.

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3:03 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Winds Hamper Exploratory Drilling On Wanapum Dam's Giant Crack

Crews are trying to figure out how bad the crack on Wanapum Dam is and how it can be repaired.
Grant County PUD

High winds on the Columbia River are hampering forensic work on the damaged Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

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5:52 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Washington State Tells Feds Hanford Cleanup Must Go Faster

File photo. Construction of Hanford's waste treatment plant is way behind schedule.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson complained Monday that the federal government will likely miss major deadlines for cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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5:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Washington State To Investigate Explosion At LNG Plant

Google Earth view of the liquefied natural gas storage facility in Plymouth, Wash.
Google Earth

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 6:01 pm

State and federal pipeline safety investigators have been dispatched to the site of an explosion and fire at a liquefied natural gas storage facility in southeastern Washington.

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2:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Landslide Insurance Costly -- And Few Have It

Washington Air National Guard members from the 141 Civil Engineer Squadron look out at the hill that was the origin of the mudslide while searching the debris field.
Army Staff Sgt. Rory Featherston WA ANG Washington National Guard

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 3:26 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee Monday filed a formal request for a federal disaster declaration.

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8:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

One Week Later, Prayers For Landslide Victims And Stories Of Survival

Isaac Hall (center) was one of the first on the scene after the devastating March 22nd landslide near Oso, Wash.
Kara McDermott

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 3:26 pm

The death roll has risen to 21 following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. But the number of missing has been lowered dramatically -- to 30.

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6:11 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Rises, Number Of Missing Drops

Diners at the Bluebird Café in downtown Arlington, Washington observe a moment of silence to mark one week since the landslide disaster.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

The death toll has risen to 18 following the devastating landslide near Oso, Washington, but the number of people missing has fallen dramatically -- down to 30.

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6:24 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Landslide Statistic Everyone's Using Is From 1985

Aerial photo of the mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash.
Office of the Governor Flickr

The massive landslide in Oso, Wash., has shined a national spotlight on the damage this kind of natural disaster can cause.

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6:09 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Wet Weather Slows Search In Oso

Washington Air National Guardsmen methodically make their way through the mud and wreckage left behind by Saturday's mudslide in Oso, Wash.
Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 2:11 pm

More wet weather Friday made for more slow-going in Oso as crews continue to search through the wreckage after last weekend’s deadly mudslide.

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