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August 12, 2014 at 7:58 AM

White House OKs funds for wildfire infrastructure repairs

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s office says the Obama administration has approved federal assistance for Okanogan County and the Colville confederated tribes to help repair or replace public infrastructure lost in this summer’s wildfires. That assistance is one part of a federal disaster declaration request Inslee made last week. The administration has not yet…


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April 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Homeland Security Secretary tours mudslide, pledges continued federal support

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pledged continued federal support after touring the site of the Snohomish County mudslide this morning. “It is clear there is more work to do,” he said in a news conference at Paine Field in Everett. “I am here to tell the community and the state that the federal government is with…


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April 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Officials: Chemical threat in mudslide is minimal

OSO, Snohomish County — Environmental, medical and public-safety experts working at the site of the deadly mudslide said this morning the threat of chemical and biological contamination is minimal. The amount of hazardous material from the shattered residential neighborhood — such as pesticides, bleach, sewage and propane — has been diluted in the 1 million cubic yards of…


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