As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 29 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington community, one mystery troubles them.
A county medical examiner has increased the death toll in the Washington state mudslide to 29.
Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.
The rains that have bedeviled rescuers working to find more victims in the debris field from the deadly Washington state mudslide are expected to ease this week, but searchers faced other challenges at the site like household chemicals and sewage.
Officials say many of those thought missing have been located and are safe.
First there was a “whoosh.” Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.
FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in the state.
The average age of people signing up for health insurance through the state of Washington exchange has dropped a little since the state began ramping up its marketing to those under 35, according to numbers released Tuesday by the federal government.
Authorities say a man’s partially decomposed body was found at a suburban Seattle recycling center.
Officer Dion Robertson was previously involved in an incident at a Seahawks game.