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Death toll climbs to 37 after Washington state mudslide

The official death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills of Washington state last month rose to 37 on Tuesday, after search teams extricated another body from the mud and rubble. A rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of the Stillaguamish River…

Mourners gather to remember victims of Washington mudslide

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – Mourners were set to gather on Saturday to remember two women killed in Washington state’s mudslide, in the first of a series of memorial events for the more than two dozen dead, even as the search continues for more victims. A funeral for school custodian Summer…

Death toll from Washington landslide rises to 29

The confirmed death toll from a huge US landslide rose to 29 Wednesday including three children, officials said a week and a half after the disaster in Washington state. Twenty people are still believed missing after a wall of mud and debris crashed down on the town of Oso on…

Washington state mudslide survivors consider shrine for disaster site

By Eric M. Johnson DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – Survivors of a mudslide in Washington state that has left dozens dead or missing say they favor turning the area into a shrine to honor those who perished once the bulldozers clear away the destruction wrought by a vast wall of debris.…

Confirmed death toll in Washington landslide rises to 21

The confirmed death toll from a huge US landslide rose from 18 to 21 on Sunday, while four more bodies were located but not counted in the official tally, authorities said. Thirty people remain missing after a rain-soaked wall of mud, trees and debris crashed down onto the edge of…

Death toll from Washington state mudslide expected to soar

By Eric M. Johnson and Jonathan Kaminsky ARLINGTON, Wash./DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – Rescue officials said the death toll from a catastrophic mudslide in Washington state is soon expected to climb far higher, as some residents voiced anger that they were prevented from helping in the initial disaster response six days…

Officials hope for lower death toll in Washington state mudslide

ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – The death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington State looked set to rise on Wednesday but officials say some of the scores of people listed as missing may have been double-counted or slow to alert family of their whereabouts. As many as 176 people are…

More than 100 missing persons reports filed after Washington state mudslide

OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – More than 100 missing persons reports have been filed with various entities in Washington state in the aftermath of a mudslide already blamed for eight confirmed deaths, the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management said on Monday. The landslide, triggered after rain-soaked embankments along State Route…

Washington state expected to offer college financial aid to DREAMers

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – Washington is set to become the fifth state to offer college financial aid to students brought into the country illegally by their parents. Democratic Governor Jay Inslee is expected on Wednesday to sign legislation that provides grants to students whose families meet income…

Washington state lawmakers pass measure giving undocumented immigrants college aid

Washington state lawmakers have voted to make students brought to the United States illegally by their parents eligible for need-based college financial aid. Passage of the measure, which supporters have labeled the Dream Act after failed U.S. legislation of 2010, marks a victory for immigrant-rights advocates and a shift within…

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