Good morning, it’s Monday, April 7. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- The Washington mudslide death toll stands at 33. EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn reports that as rescue efforts shift to cleanup, officials are evaluating the environmental and public health risks.
- Federal money that would have been used on the new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River will be spent on other highway maintenance projects in the state.
- Portland State University administration and faculty union reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday — the deal averts the union strike, scheduled for April 16.
- A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit the Portland area last night around 8:30 p.m. There are no reports of injury or damage.
- An emergency shelter, Helping Hands, in Astoria closed Friday because of a stomach virus that had infected 12 clients since the end of March. Helping Hands will be closed until Thursday, but possibly longer.