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3:22 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

First Trooper On Scene Of Landslide Describes Baby Rescue

Trooper Rocky Oliphant emerges from the Oso landslide after assisting with the rescue of an infant boy. Oliphant was the first trooper on the scene of the disaster on Saturday.
Washington State Patrol

One of the first pictures from the Oso landslide was of a muddied state trooper emerging from the disaster zone just after helping to rescue a critically injured baby.

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8:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Dogs Most Effective Search Tool As Landslide Death Toll Mounts

Saturday’s landslide crashed down on a rural neighborhood of fisherman’s cabins, farm houses and regular homes.
Snohomish County Sheriffs Office

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:36 am

The official death toll from Saturday’s massive landslide near Oso, Washington rose from 14 to 16 Tuesday night.

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7:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Search Continues For Victims Of Deadly Washington State Landslide

Frequent rain showers are making it challenging for responders to move across the debris field.
Al Maguire Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:35 am

Emergency managers at the scene of Saturday’s deadly landslide near Oso, Washington, say Wednesday's operations will be a repeat of yesterday.

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6:31 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Hanford Fumes Lead Some Workers To Seek Medical Attention

Anna King Northwest News Network

Some workers from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation’s tank farms were transported to a Richland hospital Tuesday morning.

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4:55 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Washington Senate Panel Approves $30 Per Diem Increase

File photo of the Washington Senate chamber
Lincolnite Wikimedia

Washington state Senators are giving themselves a pay raise. They will get $120 a day in per diem when they are in session -- up from the current $90 a day.

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4:30 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

High Tech Tools And Tricks Aid Search For Landslide Victims

A view of mud-covered SR 530 after Saturday's landslide that struck near Oso, Wash.
WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:35 am

Rescuers are employing high technology tools and tricks to help locate victims buried deep under the muck and debris of Saturday’s landslide in Northwest Washington.

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3:41 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

County Officials Say Stricken Neighborhood Made Aware Of Landslide Risk

A view of the landslide near Oso, Wash.
Dave Norman Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:35 am

The hillside that unleashed a torrent of mud and destruction near Oso in Snohomish County, Wash., on Saturday has a long history of prior slides.

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3:25 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why It's So Hard To Pin Down The Number Of Missing People After A Disaster

An aerial View of the landslide over SR 530 near Oso, Wash.
WSDOT Flickr

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:34 am

More than 100 people are considered missing after last weekend's devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. That number continues to fluctuate.

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3:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Rain Makes Slippery Search At Deadly Landslide More Complicated

Rain on Tuesday is complicating the search for victims of the landlside in Snohomish County.
Al Maguire Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:34 am

Light rain is falling on the valley north of Seattle Tuesday where hundreds of rescuers are still combing through debris from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide.

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3:07 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Washington National Guard Deploys Search Unit, Fatality Recovery Team

An aerial view of the massive landslide in Snohomish County.
Office of the Governor Flickr

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 9:34 am

The Washington National Guard has deployed two technical units to help at the scene of the massive landslide in Snohomish County.

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