Senate Per Diem Raise
5:46 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Washington Senate Panel Approves $30 Per Diem Increase

File photo of the Washington Senate chamber.
Credit 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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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:39 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

County Officials Say Stricken Neighborhood Made Aware Of Landslide Risk

A view of the landslide near Oso, Washington.
Credit Dave Norman / Washington Department of National Resources

The death toll is expected to rise from Saturday’s catastrophic landslide near Oso in Snohomish County, Washington. County officials and emergency planners are starting to field hard questions about permitting home construction in a known landslide zone.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:32 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, Washington.
Credit WSDOT / Flickr

More than 100 people are considered missing after last weekend's devastating landslide near Oso, Washington. That number continues to fluctuate. Experts say it's often difficult for authorities to figure out how many people are unaccounted for in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:26 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Washington National Guard Deploys Search Unit, Fatality Recovery Team

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

The Washington National Guard has deployed two technical units to help at the scene of the massive landslide in Snohomish County. One group is trained in search and extraction. The other is a fatality recovery team.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:15 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, Washington.
Credit WSDOT / Flickr

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

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:07 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 landslide in Snohomish County.
Credit Al Maguire / Washington Department of National Resources

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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Sage Grouse
7:18 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Study: Sage Grouse Habitat Slow To Rebound After Fire

Greater Sage Grouse
Credit USFWS

A new study suggests creating livable habitat for the dwindling sage grouse may be trickier than originally thought. Wildfires have been tearing through the bird's territory in the West. Now, federal researchers find even 20 years after a fire, the ecology is still not up to sage grouse standards.

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Inslee on Mudslide
7:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Inslee Promises Help To Darrington After Mudslide

14 people are dead and over 100 missing after a massive landslide in Oso, Washington demolished 30 homes early Saturday morning.
Credit WSP

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited the town of Darrington on Monday after a fatal mudslide impacted their community.

He brought promises of federal assistance, which includes the National Guard, and help from Pierce County's search and rescue personnel. They're looking for any survivors of the mudslide that has blocked a highway and killed fourteen people in the nearby town of Oso, Washington.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
6:05 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Ongoing Slide Movement Hampers Search For Victims In Snohomish County

Aerial photo of the mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash.
Credit 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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Cougar Attack
5:56 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Oregon Fines Wildlife Sanctuary Following Deadly Cougar Attack

The state of Oregon is fining a wildlife sanctuary after a cougar attack last fall left its head keeper dead.
Credit Steve Jurvetson / Published on Flickr

The state of Oregon is fining a wildlife sanctuary $5,600 after a cougar attack left its head keeper dead. The incident happened last fall. State inspectors outlined serious safety violations in a report released Monday.

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