Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean ShoresState officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Sheriff: Mudslide Missing List Up From 15 To 17 Sheriff's office says 2 men have been added to to the list of those missing.
No National System To Track Landslide Hazards People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.
Number Of Missing From Mudslide Drops To 30Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.
Driver Loses Hand In Jeep Explosion In Spokane An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver's hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man's intent, police and neighbors said.
Increase In Debris Reported On State BeachesAn increase in marine debris has been reported on Washington's coastal beaches, so the state is asking clam diggers to carry a trash bag and pick up any plastic foam or bottles they find.
Sounder North Service Canceled Through WeekendA Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says train passenger service between Seattle and Everett has been canceled until next Monday.
WA Crews Collect Debris From Coastal Beaches Washington Conservation Corps crews dispatched to clean up marine debris on southwest Washington coastal beaches have collected enough garbage to fill the beds of 70 pickup trucks.
Experts Fear Massive Environmental Disaster From Japan Tsunami DebrisMore than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.
Official: Dock Found In Ore. Is Debris From Japan A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.
Volunteers To Play Big Role In Ore. Tsunami Debris Volunteers will play a big role in picking up debris from last year's tsunami in Japan when it starts hitting the beach in Oregon.
Dead Whale Off Camano Island Ate Golf Ball A gray whale found dead in Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal.