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3 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Log wall at base of mudslide hill required repeated repairs

With funding from the state, the Stillaguamish Tribe built a crib wall in 2006 to minimize the amount of sediment going into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County.


Related Topix: Arlington, WA

8 hrs ago | Auburn Reporter

VRFA firefighters chip in to help at Oso landslide

Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters from left, Firefighter Barry Rickert, Firefighter Jason Herman, Battalion Chief Parry Boogard and Capt.


Related Topix: Landslide, Oso, WA, Fire, Pierce County, WA, Darrington, WA

12 hrs ago |

The Daily Troll: Landslide emergency law discussed. Inslee praises health care enrollments.

The Daily Troll: Obama spends time with Oso families. City sick leave law working well.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Oso, WA, Snohomish, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee

13 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

Washington State County Eyes Building Ban After Deadly Mudslide: Reports

Snohomish County was on Wednesday to consider a six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas countywide after a slide last month that killed 41 people, local media reported.


Related Topix: Landslide, Oso, WA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

17 hrs ago | HeraldNet

County may prohibit building in landslide hazard zones

The Snohomish County Council is preparing to vote Wednesday on an emergency moratorium that would prohibit building within a half mile of landslide hazard areas , such as the hillside near Oso that collapsed March 22. 'It would be a six-month moratorium, which is all we can do by ordinance,' Council Chairman Dave Somers said.


Related Topix: Landslide, Oso, WA

21 hrs ago | Marysville Globe

President Obama visits Oso community

President Barack Obama's visit to the area on Tuesday, April 22, culminated in a press conference in the Oso Fire Station that afternoon, after he'd had a chance to survey the damage done by the March 22 Oso mudslide, as well as to speak with the slide's first responders and the families of the slide's victims.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Arlington, WA, Darrington, WA

Yesterday | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

Sunset Falls Hydroelectric Project Scaled Back

A dam proposed for the South Fork of the Skykomish River has been scaled back to not include any structure that would span the river, but neighbors of the site remain skeptical.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hydroelectric Power, Index, WA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Marysville Globe

Snohomish County Elections releases preliminary results for Special Election

Arlington's Proposition No. 1, Permanent Levy Lid Lift for the Retention of Basic Public Safety and Other Services, has received 1,168 Yes votes and 1,053 No votes.



Snohomish County to get $7.6M from FEMA

Members of Washington's congressional delegation say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will give Snohomish County nearly $7.6 million as the first payment in a grant program that reimburses local governments for spending on recovery after federally declared disasters.


Related Topix: FEMA, US News, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene

The Lake Stevens Journal Online

Lake Stevens Senior Center Partners with Tribes

Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund has recently selected Lake Stevens Senior Center to receive a donation of $5,000.


Related Topix: Lake Stevens, WA

Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

With the search for bodies still ongoing, Obama also planned to survey damage from the March 22 disaster by helicopter and meet with emergency responders and recovery workers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Oso, WA, US Governors

The Fresno Bee

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

Snohomish County District 21 Fire Chief Travis Hots, right, gets a hug from former classmate Matt Ingison Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the fire station in Oso, Wash.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Oso, WA, Democrat, Barack Obama

Oso Fire Chief is still rebuilding community

One month after the Oso landslide, the rural fire chief who was one of the first to respond is still in full response mode.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Landslide

KHQ-TV Spokane

2 More Washington Mudslide Victims Identified

Two more victims of the Washington mudslide have been identified, and the missing list is down to two.


Related Topix: Washington, Washington Government, Oso, WA

The Stranger

Vote! Vote! Vote! on Metro-Funding Prop 1

Time to get those ballots in the mail, people. Got questions about how the hell to vote in this way-off-cycle special election? Answers here .



Presidential past: Obama not the first sitting president to visit Snohomish County

President Barack Obama's planned visit to the debris field of the mudslide today holds local historical interest on at least two levels.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Everett, WA, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Seattle Times

Man held in fatal stabbing of Everett housemate

The argument began when Bobbie Dickerson's boyfriend of two years returned to their Everett apartment around 1 a.m. Monday.


Related Topix: Everett, WA

KXLY-TV Spokane

More money, help on way for mudslide relief

The United Way of Snohomish County says it plans to distribute $400,000 in disaster relief money to two communities affected by the Oso mudslide.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Arlington, WA, Darrington, WA


Man stabbed to death after intervening in domestic dispute

EVERETT, Wash. - A man who stepped in to protect a woman involved in a domestic disturbance with her boyfriend was stabbed to death when the boyfriend turned on him early Monday in Everett, witnesses and police said.


Related Topix: Everett, WA, Snohomish, WA

KATU-TV Portland

Obama prepares to visit mudslide; number of dead rises to 41

The number of dead in the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 41. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office counted two more victims Monday, but said they have not yet been officially identified.


Related Topix: Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Landslide, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama