Wash. Gov: 'We're Hoping for a Miracle'

Jay Inslee says rescuers are 'doing everything humanly possible'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2014 1:30 PM CDT
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with a family member of a mudslide victim as he flies to the Snohomish County Emergency Operations Center in Everett, Wash., Wednesday, March 26, 2014.   (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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(Newser) – With dozens of people still missing in Washington state's devastating mudslide, Gov. Jay Inslee tells CBS today that "we're hoping for a miracle, and we're working for a miracle. We're doing everything humanly possible if that opportunity exists." Rescuers are "performing Herculean tasks right now. They're working beyond the point of exhaustion, and we intend to exhaust every possible avenue to look for that miracle. But we do know that these are going to be dark days ahead." Asked if his state missed warning signs, Inslee acknowledged "geologic instability" and said "we are going to get to the bottom" of that question. Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

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