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March 31, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Monday Memo: Mudslide update … Rampant raccoons dig latrines … M’s opener today

The death toll in the Snohomish County mudslide is now 21, with 15 of those victims identified. Four more bodies were found at the slide site yesterday. Officials are still saying 30 people are missing.

Raccoons aplenty, raccoons a pain: The city of Bremerton is considering a crackdown on feeding animals outdoors by increasing fines and other measures because raccoons have become such a problem in the city. The Kitsap Sun’s story says this about one man’s raccoon horrors: “Raccoon teeth and claws have shredded all his patio furniture — he’s replaced his hot tub cover three times — and he no longer keeps it outside. But worse than any property damage, the rather tidy creatures actually set up “latrines” where they poop in one location, filling his backyard with a smell that ultimately must be shoveled out.”

Mariners open their season today in Anaheim against the Angels. Felix Hernandez will be on the mound. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and is available on ROOT Sports.

Got studded tires on your vehicle? Get them off today or face a $124 fine. Studs tear up roads, so they’ve got to go.

Many surgeries: A girl in the Tri-Cities who was burned over nearly 50 percent of her body while playing with a lighter on the Fourth of July two years ago has had 16 surgeries. And she’s only 6. She’s making progress. KEPR has the story.

Weather: Given all the rain of late, we’re very pleased to report that we’re in for partly sunny skies today and tomorrow and mostly sunny weather Wednesday. Enough said. National Weather Service forecast

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