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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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February 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Intestinal illness hits attendees of Everett cheerleading event

An unknown number of people who attended a statewide cheerleading competition at Everett’s Comcast Arena on Saturday have become ill, and state and local health officials are investigating a possible intestinal-illness outbreak. The symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. The Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District are investigating. Health officials say thousands of people…

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