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August 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 202 east of Redmond

Update: 7:46 a.m. | The Washington State Patrol says that a 16-year-old boy and a 68-year-old man died in a crash in Redmond shortly before 9 p.m. on Sunday. According to the State Patrol the 16-year-old was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup east on Highway 202 when he struck a white Ford Explorer driving west on the…

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July 27, 2014 at 9:12 PM

The Blue Angels return

Seafair-bound Blue Angels will fly over Seattle on Monday afternoon. The famous F/A-18 jets of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will soar above the west side of the city’s coastline, passing the Space Needle, at around 12:30 p.m., according to a Blue Angels news release. The Blue Angels will practice their razzle-dazzle Thursday and Friday. The…

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March 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Darrington commuters brace for lengthy journey

ARLINGTON– Families commuting between Arlington and Darrington for work and school are struggling to come to terms with the roadblock on state Highway 530 created by last Saturday’s mudslide. Jeff Voter, a fence repairman who lives in Darrington, says that his family is beginning to grasp the emotional and financial toll of a long and circuitous detour between…

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March 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Dirty, exhausted crews search a landscape ‘put in a blender’

Of all the descriptions offered of the debris field confronting rescuers at the site of the Oso-area mudslide, Washington National Guard Capt. Brad Sanders’ was perhaps the most apt: “So if you could imagine houses, trees and a bunch of mud put in a blender and run through a bit and dumped back on the…

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March 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM

County defends initial response, and also steps taken back in 2006

ARLINGTON — Snohomish County authorities said that they had done all they could do to prevent landslides in the area wiped out last Saturday by a catastrophic mudslide, as they marshaled state and federal resources to bolster rescue and recovery efforts. John Pennington, head of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management, said plenty of resources were dedicated…

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