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2 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Oso landslide hits fire, other districts twice with costs, loss of revenue

The mudslide that claimed more than three dozen lives also could threaten the financial survival of the Oso and Darrington fire districts.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oso, WA, Landslide, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Darrington, WA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Future of chopper rescue team in jeopardy

The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team saved lives after the devastating SR-530 landslide, provided aid when the Skagit River Bridge collapsed, and has rescued countless hikers in Washington State.

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Seattle Times

Voting deadline is Tuesday

Here is a roundup of what's on some local ballots and contact information if you still need a ballot or other information on the measures or voting.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arlington, WA

Peninsula Daily News

State public lands commissioner breaks campaign vow, accepts timber money

State Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark has accepted $100,000 in campaign contributions from timber and wood-products companies - despite a previous campaign pledge that he would not accept cash from industries that he would regulate.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Port Angeles, WA

The News Tribune

HIKING: Mountain lookout protected by new law

Legislation protecting the Green Mountain Lookout in Snohomish County was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Snoqualmie, WA, Rick Larsen, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, US Senate, Patty Murray

Sat Apr 19, 2014

HeraldNet

More than a mall town

While retail strip malls, freeways and highways do take up a lot of space in this city, don't forget that Lynnwood is the home of Edmonds Community College , with its many cultural activities for the public.

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Related Topix: Lynnwood, WA, Edmonds, WA, Alderwood Manor, WA, Home Gardening, Home

The Spokesman-Review

Widow files claim against Snohomish County in wake of Oso mudslide - Sat, 19 Apr 2014 PST

A woman whose husband died in the deadly Washington state mudslide has filed claims seeking a total of $3.5 million from Washington state and Snohomish County, her lawyer said Friday.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Everett, WA

Mercer Island Reporter

Island acupuncturist accused of abusing patients at Everett practice

An Island man working as an acupuncturist in Everett was arrested this week for allegedly sexually abusing patients at his Everett-area practice and claiming the conduct was treatment, reports an article published by the Everett Herald Friday, April 18. According to a police report and a search warrant filed in the Everett Division of Snohomish ... (more)

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Related Topix: Everett, WA, Mercer Island, WA

North Sound

Apologetics Forum meets April 25

The next meeting of the Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, located at 6905 172nd St. NE in Arlington.

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Marysville Globe

Community meets to discuss fallout of Oso slide

Snohomish County and Washington State Department of Transportation officials answered questions and responded to the concerns of citizens during a Wednesday, April 16, community meeting on how their agencies plan to deal with the wake of the Oso mudslide.

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

KNDU

Widow Seeks $7 Million After Deadly Oso Mudslide

The lawyer for a woman whose husband died in the deadly Washington state mudslide says her client has filed claims seeking a total of $7 million from Washington state and Snohomish County.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Marysville Globe

Sikhs donate to Oso during their holiest day

On the holiest day in the calendar of the Sikh faith, the members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Marysville demonstrated one of the central tenets of their religion - that of charity toward others, regardless of their backgrounds - by raising $4,100 and presenting it to Snohomish County Executive John Lovick on Sunday, April 13, the Marysville ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Marysville, WA, Religion, Sikh, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arlington, WA

HeraldNet

Comfort dogs help Oso slide survivors and responders

Snohomish County Firefighter Steve Tonkin, from District 5 in Sultan, takes a moment with Pongo and his handler, Chris Monroe, earlier this month at a staging area in the Oso slide area.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Sultan, WA, Monroe, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Darrington, WA

HeraldNet

Not guilty plea in barista case

A former Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he tipped off bikini baristas in exchange for sexual favors.

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

The Bothell Reporter

Body of Bothell electrician missing in Oso slide found

Authorities identified the body of 52-year-old Ronald P. de Quilettes of Bothell from the debris of the mudslide near the town of Oso last month.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Oso, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Darrington, WA

KNDU

Deputy denies tipping off Everett bikini baristas

A man accused of tipping off bikini baristas to undercover officers when he worked as a Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant pleaded not guilty Thursday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and official misconduct.

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HeraldNet

Day 27 list of mudslide victims

The following people are confirmed dead in the March 22 mudslide near Oso. This list was updated Thursday, April 17. The names were released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Related Topix: Oso, WA, Bothell, WA, Darrington, WA, Marysville, WA

Seattle Times

All 39 victims identified in Snohomish County mudslide

Wyatt was killed with his parents, Shane Ruthven and Katie Ruthven, his brother, Hunter, 6, and his grandparents, JuDee Vandenburg and Lou Vandenburg.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

HeraldNet

Highway 530 solution seen as crucial a " and complicated

A handwritten note on a flip chart in the Stillaguamish Senior Center summed up some of the frustrations people have with the closure of Highway 530 since the March 22 mudslide: The times are a reference to state plans to convert a steep one-lane gravel utility road into a temporary bypass for local residents and employees.

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Related Topix: Darrington, WA, Skagit County, WA

Renton Reporter

City plans actions on slide areas in Renton

A number of Renton hillsides and slopes will hopefully get more careful and frequent inspection, after the landslide that swept through Oso in Snohomish County and because of a recent assessment of the potential hazard they pose in Renton.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Oso, WA

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