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April 22, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Two more victims of the mudslide identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office this morning added couple Steve and Theresa Harris to the list of mudslide victims. According to a previous story, the Harrises were south Texans who came to Washington in 1998 for his job as a naval architect at Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) in Seattle. Theresa was a retired nurse, according to her…

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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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April 21, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Obama visiting Oso mudslide Tuesday

OSO (AP) — President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three-dozen homes. Searchers continue to look through the debris for four missing people. Thirty-nine bodies have been recovered from the landslide along the North Fork of…

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April 18, 2014 at 3:46 PM

State delays timber sale near Oso mudslide, orders further review

Washington state logging regulators have canceled a timber sale near the Highway 530 mudslide, saying they want to take another look at the plan. The 188-acre sale of timber from state land, about five miles from the slide, had been reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and was scheduled for auction next week. The…

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April 17, 2014 at 7:42 AM

All 39 victims identified in Snohomish County mudslide

All 39 victims of the Oso-area mudslide have been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. This morning the office released the names of victims: Wyatt Ruthven, 4,  Sandra K. Miller, 64, and Ronald P. DeQuilettes, 52. Wyatt was killed with his parents, Shane Ruthven and Katie Ruthven, his brother, Hunter, 6, and his grandparents, JuDee Vandenburg and Lou Vandenburg. Miller…

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April 17, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Thursday Memo: Mustang mania … Husky sentenced … Small-town tenacity in Oso

You don’t look a day over 49: Today is the 50th birthday of one of America’s classics: the Ford Mustang. This area lays claim to having the oldest Mustang club in the country, along with one in Tucson. It was among 500 Mustang clubs formed within the first three years of the car’s existence,…

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April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Death toll in Snohomish County slide hits 39

The Oso-area mudslide has claimed the lives of 39 victims, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. In a news release this morning, agency officials said they have positively identified 36 of the 39 people killed in the March 22 slide. Seven people remain missing. RELATED STORIES State land chief breaks vow, takes timber industry money More

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April 15, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Death toll hits 37 in Oso mudslide

The Oso mudslide has claimed the lives of 37 victims, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said this morning. The medical examiner’s office said in a news release that 36 victims have been positively identified. Seven people remain missing. Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive Monday that flags at all state facilities in Washington be lowered to half-staff…

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April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…

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April 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.” In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along Washington Highway 530 on the west and east ends of…

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