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White House Unveils $10B Rural Infrastructure Fund

The Obama administration has announced the launch of a $10-billion loan fund—initially drawing on private capital—to help finance water, electric-power and other infrastructure projects in rural areas.Agriculture Secretary Tom... Read More

Gov. Inslee tours Anacortes water plant

MOUNT VERNON — Gov. Jay Inslee toured the city of Anacortes’ new water treatment plant Tuesday to see an example of how local governments are practically addressing the effects of climate change.The $56 million facility on... Read More

$6M site restoration changing landscape near Oso mudslide

Equipment operators, archeologists and spotters — sometimes as many as 80 people — are screening about 200,000 cubic yards of debris, separating wood and waste, while looking for remains.  By ERIC STEVICK, The... Read More

Oso debris cleanup starts again

OSO — The debris fields east of Oso look much different in July.The small lakes from the heavy rains of March and April are gone.There is firmness to the sun-dried ground, a much altered-terrain from the aftermath of the March 22... Read More

Making Everything Shipshape

As Panama Canal Expands, West Coast Ports Scramble to Keep Big Cargo VesselsTACOMA, Wash. — As construction crews 5,000 miles away are working to widen the Panama Canal to allow much larger ships to sail straight to the East... Read More

County awards $6.4 million contract for Oso debris sifting

By Noah Haglund, Herald WriterEVERETT — After months of searching and sifting, Snohomish County is getting down to the long-term clean-up of the landscape left by the Oso mudslide. The County Council on Wednesday approved a $6.4... Read More

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