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State helps Yakima County after landslide

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state has given Yakima County a $240,000 grant to help offset the costs of buying property threatened by flooding following a landslide.

The Oct. 11 landslide altered the course of the Naches River when millions of yards of debris tumbled down a slope.

Yakima County spent more than $1.2 million to buy properties directly threatened by the river's new path. The state Department of Ecology is providing $190,000 from the state Flood Control Assistance Account Program. The remaining $50,000 is from the state Coastal Protection Fund made up of money from penalties that people pay when they violate water quality laws.