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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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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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Irrigation
5:42 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Farmers Struggle To Secure Fish Screens And Water In Time

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

Dozens of central Washington fruit farmers are still high and dry without water for their valuable fruit trees. Many irrigation pipes don’t reach the lowered Columbia River behind the cracked Wanapum Dam.

But it turns out the farmers’ rush for water is now being slowed because of concerns over endangered tiny baby salmon. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Stillaguamish River Flow Returns To Normal Post-Landslide

Flow rates below the landslide on the Stillaguamish are now back to normal.
Credit Wsiegmund / Wikimedia Commons

Authorities are breathing a small sigh of relief amidst all the destruction from the fatal landslide on the Stillaguamish River.

They are relieved because the river flow is getting back to normal.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:07 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Officials Aim To Consolidate Mudslide Information

In Snohomish County a mudslide wiped out much of the town of Oso and blocked State Route 530.
Credit Office of the Governor / Flickr

Search and rescue operations are still underway in Snohomish County where a mudslide wiped out much of the town of Oso and blocked State Route 530.

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