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4:17 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

People Find Ways To Help After Landslide

Scouts in Arlington, Wash., collect donations for neighbors affected by the nearby landslide.
Taylor Winkel Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:34 pm

People near the landslide in Snohomish County, Wash., are looking for ways to help.

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4:03 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Volunteers Recover Bodies Of Friends And Neighbors In Washington Landslide

Bob DeYoung has recovered bodies of his friends and neighbors in the Oso landslide. His wife has been cooking for hundreds of people a day at the Darrington community hall.
Phyllis Fletcher KUOW

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Wednesday night an emergency commander in Darrington, Wash., told a packed town meeting the number of confirmed dead in the Oso landslide is now 25.

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12:12 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Could Be Deadliest Disaster In Washington State History

Rescue workers are combing the site of a massive landslide near Oso, Wash.
Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 12:22 pm

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has acknowledged the Oso landslide could be the deadliest natural disaster in state history.

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11:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Expected To Rise

Rescue workers on the west side of the Oso Mudslide on Highway 530
Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

The death toll stands at 25 Thursday following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. Sixteen of those victims have been seen by the Medical Examiner.

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2:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Cracked Dam Causes Water Emergency In Washington State

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 4:56 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

In eastern Washington State, a massive hydroelectric dam on the Columbia River is cracked. Engineers have lowered the water upstream to relieve pressure on the structure. But the low water behind Wanapum Dam has alarmed nearby farmers. Some irrigation pipes are no longer reaching the river and the weather is about to heat up. The Northwest News Network's Anna King reports.

ANNA KING, BYLINE: Frosty Hansen is 74 but he drives his Kawasaki like he's 15 and has nothing to lose.

(SOUNDBITE OF ENGINE REVVING)

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5:31 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

National Guard Searcher Describes 'Sifting' Through Crushed House

Washington National Guard searchers are assisting in the effort to locate victims of the Oso landslide in Snohomish County.
Washington National Guard

The Washington National Guard has now deployed two Black Hawk helicopters to the Oso landslide. On the ground, specially-trained search teams looked for victims in the mud and debris.

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4:46 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bones Found Near Wanapum Dam Repatriated To Northwest Tribes

File photo. Two skeletons were found several weeks ago along newly exposed Columbia River shore.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Two skeletons found upstream of the cracked Wanapum Dam have been handed over to Northwest tribes.

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4:38 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Front Line View Shows Why Search For Landslide Victims Is Slow

Rescuers are using construction equipment to help with the search for victims of Saturday's landslide near Oso, Wash.
Snohomish County

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 5:40 pm

Emergency managers in Snohomish County, Wash., are allowing a select number of relatives of the missing to join the search for victims from Saturday’s massive landslide.

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4:29 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Oregon Health Insurance Deadline Extended

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called the audit of Cover Oregon a 'sobering critique' of the state's healht insurance exchange.
Office of the Governor

Oregonians who want to apply for insurance through the state's troubled health insurance exchange now have some more breathing room.

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4:04 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife

The Pittman-Robertson Act sets an excise tax on rifles, pistols, bullets, and archery equipment to help pay for maintaining healthy wildlife populations.
U.S. Fish

The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest.

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