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Muddy wasteland awaits Obama visit to mudslide

By By GENE JOHNSON OSO, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama is scheduled visit the scene of Washington state’s devastating mudslide Tuesday. He’ll find a haunting wasteland of shattered timber and deep muck, dotted here with the wreckage of a pickup truck, and there with young girl’s flip-flop…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Obama sends prayers to Washington amid mudslide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans to send their thoughts and prayers to Washington state as search operations continue following a devastating mudslide…. …read more

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Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin & More to Perform at the White House

By Andrea Dresdale

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSMelissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin are among the vocal powerhouses who’ve been selected to perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of the “In Performance at the White House” concert series.

The upcoming event is called Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House, and it’ll be streamed live on the White House website Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, and broadcast April 7 on PBS.

Melissa, Patti and the Queen of Soul will be joined by Tessanne Chin, who won season five of The Voice, as well as rising pop star Ariana Grande, and R&B stars Jill Scott and Janelle Monae at the event. Top session keyboard player Greg Phillinganes, who’s worked with everyone from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney, will serve as music director.

Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program that’s taken place during President Barack Obama’s administration. Since 2009, these programs have saluted everyone from Stevie Wonder to Paul McCartney to Carole King, and have also paid tribute to Broadway musicals, Memphis soul, the blues and …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Governor Inslee focused on education, opportunity

By By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE (AP) — After meeting with President Barack Obama, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he is even more focused on increasing opportunities for working Americans…. …read more

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Cantwell asks Obama to limit mining in Bristol Bay

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is asking President Barack Obama to take action to restrict or prohibit the development of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed…. …read more

From: AP Washington News