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March 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Rescuers say voices are no longer coming from mudslide area

Governor Jay Inslee (right) speaks during a press conference at Arlington City Hall on Sunday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times) With at least 18 people still missing and hundreds waiting to hear about the fate of loved ones in a mile-wide mudslide, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said rescuers haven’t reported hearing any voices from…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Jay Inslee, John Lovick, mudslide

June 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Bridge repair: Sen. Murray’s panel backs a new $500 million fund

A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted Tuesday to create a $500 million fund solely to repair or replace fragile bridges on major highway corridors. The fund is one piece in the $54 billion 2014 budget, issued by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, which is chaired by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. States would apply for…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Columbia River Crossing, Patty Murray, Skagit River bridge

April 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

U.S. Navy names new submarine after Washington state

The U.S. Navy on Friday named one of its next five nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines the USS Washington, the first naval ship to be named after the state in more than 70 years. The Virginia-class submarine will undergo construction for several years. The Puget Sound region is home to the Navy’s third-largest fleet. Twelve submarines, two aircraft…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Norm Dicks, Patty Murray, submarine

February 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Murray's Seattle office gets letter with suspicious substance

A suspicious letter sent to the downtown Seattle office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) may be related to at least four suspicious letters reportedly sent to other congressional offices this week. The Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a letter containing an unknown, suspicious substance on the 29th floor of the Henry M….

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: FBI, hazmat team, Kyle Moore

December 13, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Feds give $25m to SeaTac light-rail and JBLM smart-freeway projects

More federal stimulus dollars roll into Washington state, this time $10 million to help Sound Transit’s rail budget and $15 million to control traffic flows on I-5 at Joint Base Lewis McChord. The awards by the U.S. Department of Transportation were announced Tuesday by Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington state. Murray sponsored the TIGER Act…

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Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: light rail, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray