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States to get initial money from Japanese gift

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — West Coast states affected by debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan are about to receive an initial $250,000 each from a $5 million gift from Japan for cleanup. The National […]

05/17/2013

70-foot-long dock with Japanese lettering that washed ashore on Agate Beach, Newport, Oregon in June 2012. (AP Photo)

Officials checking dock ashore in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. west coast.

12/20/2012

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