State officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Sheriff’s office says 2 men have been added to to the list of those missing.
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.
Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.
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.
An 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.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman says train passenger service between Seattle and Everett has been canceled until next Monday.
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.
More 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.
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.