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April 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Teen identified as 36th Oso mudslide victim

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office today identified Denver Harris, 14, as one of those killed by the March 22 Oso mudslide. He is the 36th victim identified, and was the last person identified of the 36 people whose bodies had been recovered as of Friday morning. Seven people remained missing this afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s…


0 Comments | Topics: mudslide, Oso mudslide

April 10, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Statewide 911 service restored after overnight outage

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. |A team of CenturyLink technicians is investigating the cause of a hours-long interruption of 911 services across Washington early today. “This is very serious. Our  customers’ safety is our top priority,” said Jan Kampbell, CenturyLink’s spokeswoman for Western Washington. The service interruption was detected about 1 a.m., and by 8 a.m., the company reported that service was fully…


0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: 911, outage

April 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Family says missing slide victim’s remains found Wednesday

The brother-in-law of an Oso mudslide victim who has been listed as missing, Mark Gustafson, 55, said he was about 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson’s remains were found. “It’s not official yet, but we knew it was him because of the tattoo on his shoulder,” said Doug Smith, a brother-in-law from Galena,…


0 Comments | Topics: missing, Oso

March 31, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Prayers, food and clothing sought at Trafton General Store

At the Trafton General Store, between Arlington and Oso, manager Sabrina Green said Monday her cousin, Denver Harris, is among the missing. Her cousin was home alone when the slide hit, she said. ”It’s been tough,” Green said.  “Almost everybody up there has been a regular customer here. ” Outside the store, a young girl’s handmade sign asks for food,…


0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: mudlside, Oso mudslide

March 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

State agency accepting donations to help landslide victims

A state agency that typically collects charitable donations from state employees is now accepting donations from the public to help those stricken by last weekend’s Oso landslide. The American Red Cross, Snohomish County Search & Rescue and the state Transportation Department’s Memorial Foundation are among the entities that will benefit from donations made through the Washington State…


0 Comments | Topics: Oso mudslide, Red Cross

March 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Obama, in Netherlands, asks for prayers for Oso

President Barack Obama, at a news conference  today in the Netherlands, where he is attending the G7 Nuclear Summit, opened his remarks expressing concern for the victims of the Oso mudslide and their community. His comments, as reported in a White House news release: “With your indulgence, before I speak a little bit about this summit, I’d like to say a few words…


0 Comments | More in General news, Politics | Topics: Obama, Oso mudslide

March 25, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Slide search continues in rain; FEMA to arrive

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. | Despite the forecast of rain through the week in the area of the massive mudslide, visibility was good this morning and is expected to allow airborne searchers a thorough look at the area, said Snohomish County Emergency Services Director John Pennington. With 14 confirmed dead and 176 reports of people remaining unaccounted for, Pennington said the chance of…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: conditions, Harborview, landslide

March 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Full Metro bus pass you by? Tell us.

Crowded buses so full they sometimes have to pass by would-be riders. That’s been one manifestation of King County Metro Transit ridership growing back to pre-recession levels. Next month, King County voters will decide whether to authorize a $60 car-tab fee and a tenth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase for roads and buses. Proposition 1, on the April 22 ballot, would…


0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government | Topics: bus, Metro

March 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Edward Norton, Russell Wilson top ‘We Day’ lineup March 21

Actor Edward Norton, singers Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson and four members of the NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks are among the top names slated to appear March 21 at Seattle’s second annual “We Day,” an inspirational program for students from across the state. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Derrick Coleman, linebacker Bobby Wagner and…


0 Comments | Topics: Seahawks, We Day

March 8, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Highway 12 over White Pass closed by slide

A 40-mile section of Highway 12 over White Pass was closed by a mud and rock slide Saturday, and crews will need to inspect the area in the daylight Sunday before estimating when the roadway will reopen. The closure runs from milepost 139 northeast of Packwood to milepost 183, near the Oak Creek Feed Station. Travelers coming…


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