Monday, January 8, 2018

Yakima evacuations to avoid Oso-like landslide and more morning headlines

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With the lives lost in the landslide at Oso in mind, more than 60 people are being evacuated from a potential slide area near Yakima, with little certainty about where they'll be able to live now, the Seattle Times reports.

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