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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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5:35 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Study: Sage Grouse Habitat Slow To Rebound After Fire

File photo of a Greater Sage-Grouse
U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service

A new study suggests creating livable habitat for the dwindling sage grouse may be trickier than originally thought.

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5:21 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Oregon Fines Wildlife Sanctuary Following Deadly Cougar Attack

File photo of a female cougar
Steve Jurvetson Flickr

The state of Oregon is fining a wildlife sanctuary $5,600 after a cougar attack last fall left its head keeper dead.

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4:53 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Irrigators Struggle To Secure Fish Screens And Water In Time

Many irrigation pipes don’t reach the lowered Columbia River behind the cracked Wanapum Dam
Anna King Northwest News Network

Dozens of central Washington fruit farmers are still high-and-dry without water for their valuable fruit trees.

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4:22 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County

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

Ongoing movement of the huge landslide that crashed down on a rural Northwest Washington neighborhood on Saturday is hampering the search for more victims.

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