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4 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Governor set to announce landslide commission

In the wake of the massive Snohomish County landslide that killed 43 people in the Steelhead Haven development near Oso, Gov. Jay Inslee and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick are set to announce a commission to make recommendations on how to avoid and respond to such slides.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, Oso, WA

8 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Investigation continues in apartment fire, man's death

The death of a man whose body was found in a south Everett apartment after a fire there two months ago remains under investigation.

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Related Topix: Fire, Everett, WA

12 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

Damage estimated at $3 million in Regency Woods fire; investigators still searching for cause

Damage to the Regency Woods apartment complex from Saturday's four-alarm fire has been estimated at $3 million, according to Renton Deputy Fire Chief Erik Wallgren.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Kirkland, WA

15 hrs ago | Lake Chelan Mirror

Chelan Fire and Rescue's High/Low Angle Rope Rescue Team is off the ground

Lt. Sherman rescues a victim from below a bridge using a simple Ladder Gin creating a high directional using a fire truck as the main anchor and a firefighter's roof ladder.

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Related Topix: Chelan, WA, Fire, Chelan County, WA, Wenatchee, WA

19 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Bikini espresso sexual exploitation trial begins

Trial began Wednesday for a man accused of encouraging an underage barista to engage in sex shows at his two Everett espresso stands.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Yesterday | HeraldNet

Work in progress: Snohomish County jail reforms its medical care procedures

A new medical exam table is visible in a medical unit of the Snohomish County Jail on July 17 in Everett.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Drugs

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

No background checks mean felons at the fair

HILLSBORO, Ore. Companies that have hired sex offenders in the past are operating at fairs and carnivals in the Portland area.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

HeraldNet

Everett tackling issues of homelessness, loitering

The Everett Streets Initiative is a task force launched by Mayor Ray Stephanson to address street-level nuisances in the city, including homelessness, mental health, addiction, public safety, use of public spaces and commercial streetscapes.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA

HeraldNet

Monroe contractor could avoid jail time in theft

A Monroe contractor convicted of stealing from clients won't see the inside of a jail cell if he completes 240 hours of community service.

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Related Topix: Monroe, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Everett, WA

KOMO News

July storm brings heavy rain, lightning to Wash. state

An "unseasonably strong" storm system is invading Washington state, increasing the risk of flash flooding and new wildfires in parts of Eastern Washington and bringing heavy rain to parts of Western Washington, the National Weather Service says.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

Port Orchard Orchard

Future of Robert Earl Lighthouse remains unknown

But an employee of the restaurant Tuesday afternoon said she was told the establishment will reopen at an undetermined date.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA

Bellingham Herald

Fire-weary Washington communities face new threat in flash floods

And no one who's seen the destruction wrought by March's Highway 530 mudslide in Snohomish County can disagree with these chilling words in the "flash flood watch" the weather service issued:"Rushing water and debris, including trees and rocks, can damage or destroy culverts, bridges, roads and buildings."

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Related Topix: Weather, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Flood

Tue Jul 22, 2014

My Edmonds

Election 2014: Candidate Q&A - Snohomish County Executive

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of questions and answers with candidates who will appear on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Kenmore Reporter

Snohomish Health District offers tests to prevent hepatitis

The Snohomish Health District works to prevent and limit the spread of viral hepatitis by testing and offering vaccines to people most at risk.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Snohomish, WA, Everett, WA

Daily Reporter

Searchers: Last body found after deadly landslide

Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said was likely triggered by heavy rainfall.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Oso, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters

ABC News

Searchers: Last Body Found After Deadly Landslide

Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said was likely triggered by heavy rainfall.

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Related Topix: Landslide, Weather, Oso, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters

KOMO News

Pilot survives helicopter crash in rural Snohomish County

A helicopter pilot is injured but apparently conscious after crashing in a rural area of Snohomish County, officials said.

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The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Sultan Fire Department seeks property tax levy

Dee Waluk-Johnson, center, with the men who saved her life. Pictured left to right are Sultan Fire Chief Merlin Halverson, Matt Myers, Jon Perkins, Dee Waluk-Johnson, Andrew LcLaurin and Lt.

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Related Topix: Sultan, WA, Fire, Heart Attack, Health

KHQ-TV Spokane

Thank you to all who gave to victims of Carlton Complex Fire

KHQ.COM - We were completely overwhelmed at how this community came together yesterday for the Q6 Cares, Inland NW Shares drive yesterday to support the victims of the Carlton Complex Fire who lost their homes.

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Related Topix: Airway Heights, WA, Pateros, WA, Tonasket, WA, Everett, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Last body in Oso mudslide found

The Snohomish County sheriff's office says search and rescue personnel believe they have located the last body from the March 22 mudslide that killed 43 people at Oso, Washington.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Natural Disasters, Mudflow, Washington

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