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February 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Seattle Times wins Polk Award for Oso slide environmental coverage

The Seattle Times has won the prestigious George Polk Award for environmental reporting for stories linking the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., that killed 43 people to what the judges called “corners cut, safeguards disregarded and warnings ignored by” environmental regulators. The George Polk Awards are among the most prestigious in journalism, and have been…


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December 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Safety recommendations from Oso mudslide to be finalized

The Associated Press EVERETT — A panel making safety recommendations from the Oso slide is close to completing a final draft for Gov. Jay Inslee. The Joint SR 530 Landslide Commission holds its final meeting Tuesday to finalize the report going to the governor and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick. The Daily Herald reports the report will make…


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September 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Cleanup work ending Friday at Oso mudslide

The Associated Press OSO — The cleanup work is nearly complete at the mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out four-dozen Oso homes on March 22 along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. Friday was the last day for debris removal, and the heavy machinery and construction trailers were moving off the site. About 200,000 cubic yards of…


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August 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Agencies raised $9 million for Oso mudslide recovery

The Associated Press EVERETT — More than $9 million has been raised to help recovery efforts in the five months since a mudslide wiped out a neighborhood in Oso and blocked the highway to Darrington. The Daily Herald reports United Way of Snohomish County and the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation together have raised more than $4.5 million….


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May 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM

$5 million contract awarded to clear Highway 530 slide

A Ferndale company has been awarded a $5 million contract to clear mudslide debris off Highway 530, even as those who live closer to the March 22 slide complain that work should have gone to them. IMCO General Construction was the lowest of nine bidders for the job, with a bid of $4,959,924. The state’s engineering…


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April 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Navy will hold memorial for 2 Oso mudslide victims

The Associated Press EVERETT — The Navy is holding a memorial service Friday afternoon at Naval Station Everett for two of the victims of the Oso mudslide who were in the service, Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III and NCC Billy Spillers. Regelbrugge was officer in charge and Navy Counselor Chief Spillers was a petty officer with the Puget…


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April 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Two more bodies recovered from Oso mudslide

The bodies of two more Oso mudslide victims were recovered over the weekend, bringing the total to 41, according to an update this morning from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. Their identities have not been released. So far, 39 of the deceased have been identified.  The Snohomish County Sheriff’s list of the missing stood at…


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March 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Volunteer crews looking for family mementos for mudslide victims; rescue dogs on break

Rescue dog Nexus, muddy from working at the mudslide site, waits to be decontaminated via hose at the west side of the slide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37 on Sunday (Photo by Rick Wilking / Reuters ) Search-and-rescue dogs are taking a 2-day break, but search-and-rescue teams and volunteers are at the site of…


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