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Petition demands Darrington role in mudslide clean-up

Petition demands Darrington role in mudslide clean-up

Photo: Associated Press

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

DARRINGTON, Wash. – People in Darrington are demanding to play a role in the mud removal project of the deadly 530 mudslide.

They also want the right to continue searching for the two victims still missing.

Nearly 900 people have signed an online petition urging the state to make sure locals can keep the search alive once the debris removal begins.

Brian Roggenbuck is one of those people.

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The state is facing backlash for hiring a Whatcom County contractor for the debris removal work in Snohomish County.

Jim Cabe is from Darrington and like other area residents says the contract should have been awarded to a local company and local workers who’ve been on the scene since day one.

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The state says the contract went to the lowest of nine bidders and they will encourage the company to hire local workers for the project.

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