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Hanford Fumes
7:24 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Hanford Fumes Lead Some Workers To Seek Medical Attention

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 6:31 pm

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

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Landslide
7:14 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Fire Officials Astounded By The Force of Oso Landslide

The death toll from Saturday’s massive landslide is now 24.

That includes eight whose bodies have not yet been recovered.

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Landslide
6:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Search Continues For Victims Of Deadly Washington State Landslide

Several hundred searchers are fanning out over the debris field to look for victims.
Credit Sierra Sansaver

Emergency managers at the scene of Saturday’s deadly landslide near Oso, Washington, say today’s (Weds.) operations will be a repeat of yesterday. Several hundred searchers are fanning out over the debris field to look for victims. Last night (Tues. night), the local fire chief raised the death toll from 14 to 16… and said 8 additional bodies have been located but not yet recovered. 

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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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Snohomish County Mudslide
10:42 am
Tue March 25, 2014

More Bodies Recovered From Washington State Mudslide

The massive mudslide that killed more than a dozen people is shown in this aerial photo taken Monday near Arlington, Wash.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 7:10 pm

Updated at 9:55 p.m. EDT

Emergency workers recovered two more bodies in the search for survivors after the massive slide near Oso, Wash., bringing the official death toll to 16.

Up to eight more fatalities have been located but not recovered, which would put the total at 24, said Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots at a press conference Tuesday evening.

"We have found no signs of life," Hots said. "That's the disappointing part."

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