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October 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Body found near Marblemount ID’d as missing camper

The Associated Press The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says human remains found last month by a hiker near Marblemount have been identified as a camper missing since August of last year. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 61-year-old Thomas McCoy, of Arlington, failed to return from a solo camping trip, and a weeklong search found no sign of…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: death investigation, Marblemount, Skagit County

March 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM

More federal help approved for mudslide recovery

The Associated Press Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for more federal assistance to help with recovery efforts after the deadly mudslide in Oso has been approved. Viet Shelton, spokesman for Rep. Suzan DelBene, said the request was granted Friday morning. Inslee asked for an expansion of a federal emergency declaration the state received earlier this week. Inslee issued the…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: aids of Engineers, Oso mudslide, U.S. Army Corp

March 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Colorado National Guard troops to help with mudslide recovery

The Associated Press Colorado is sending National Guard members to help in the response to the mudslide in Snohomish County. Gov. John Hickenlooper tweeted Friday that Colorado was sending 16 Guard members to the state, along with “our thoughts and prayers.” National Guard spokesman Lt. Skye Robinson confirmed the move but didn’t immediately have details about how the…

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Comments | Topics: mudslide, National Guard, Oso mudslide