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March 25, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Tuesday Memo: Area had mudslide history … Clam season … Deputy on a special detail?

It had a history … While one county official said the area hit by the deadly mudslide was considered “very safe,” the history of slides there goes back more than six decades. The fact that homebuilding was allowed in the area after a big slide in 2006 shocked one expert. 

You can find our main story on the mudslide here. Links to other stories on the disaster can be found there, too.

The state is opening beaches to clam digging tomorrow. It’s the first morning clamming for the season. The News Tribune has the details.

So was there something going on?  A Spokane County deputy is on leave while the sheriff’s office looks into a complaint that his marked patrol car was parked outside a house for long periods of time and the house wasn’t his.

Weather: Rain, rain, rain. It is Seattle, don’t forget. Heard one report we’re headed toward one of the wettest Marches ever. Or at least in a long time …

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

  1. 14 dead; 176 reports of people missing in mile-wide mudslide
  2. 8 confirmed dead in mudslide
  3. A closer look at aerial image of Highway 530 mudslide | Picture This
  4. China demands Malaysia turn over satellite data
  5. 3 die in mudslide east of Arlington, 6 homes destroyed

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


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