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March 28, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Friday Memo: Tough conditions at mudslide site … Seattle area grows … Boeing engineers wait and wonder

This won’t make it any easier: As much as an inch of rain could fall today at the site of the massive mudslide, and that will only make the already nightmarish rescue and recovery effort that much more difficult.

The toll so far: 17 bodies recovered, 90 people still missing or unaccounted for. More coverage begins here: Painful search drags on; fire chief says death toll soon will rise.  An update from officials with the search effort is expected at 9 a.m. today.

The population of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area continues to grow. The metro area ranked 10th in the nation in the number of new residents, based on Census Bureau information from July 2012 to July 2013, writes columnist Jon Talton. The population here grew by 57,514. The place with the biggest growth? The Houston metro area at 137,692. Seriously, Houston?

Uh, oh … More cuts at Boeing loom, but the company isn’t releasing much information about the expected cuts in the engineering ranks.

This could have been worse and thank goodness it wasn’t: A small plane carrying a student pilot and an instructor flipped over last night as it was landing at the Yakima Air Terminal. No serious injuries were reported. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

Weather: Do we really have to tell you? OK, it’s wet out there and it’s expected to be that way through Tuesday. National Weather Service forecast

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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