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 News    April 30, 2014

Active search ends for bodies in Washington slide

EVERETT, Wash. — For more than five weeks, crews painstakingly sifted through mud and debris, at first searching for survivors and then for the remains of those buried by the mudslide in Washington state. On Monday, officials called off the active…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

National Thank You Day, May 19 will honor Oso first responders

In 2011, Mayor Vern Little proclaimed May 19 to be designated: National Thank You Day to Honor first responders. Local businesses and citizens purchased signs to be posted for the week preceding. May…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 30, 2014

Edward Jones Assists with Disaster Relief

Diana Jackson of the financial services firm Edward Jones announced today that her firm has donated $5000 to The American Red Cross to aid the victims of the mudslide that recently devastated the…

 News    April 24, 2014

OSO Landslide: Obama visits mourning community on grim milestone

President Barack Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide killed dozens. The death toll from the landslide on the outskirts of the…

 News    April 24, 2014

Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month’s mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing. Tuesday marks one month since the devastating landslide that caught the small community in the…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 24, 2014

North Lake Middle School students raise over $2,200 for Oso

North Lake Middle School students, staff and families showed their support for the community of Oso by raising over $2200 at lunches during the week of April 7-10.   Students surpassed their goal of…

 By Journal Staff    News    April 24, 2014

Oso on our mind

Like many others throughout the community and country, people here want to help those affected by the devastation and tragedy in Oso.  Everywhere you look people are reaching out to help and here are two more businesses in Lake Stevens that have a…

 News    April 24, 2014

County may ban homebuilding in landslide areas

EVERETT, Wash. — Snohomish County council members are considering a moratorium on home construction within a half-mile of landslide prone areas, such as the Oso community hillside that collapsed March 22. Councilman Dave Somers says the emergency…

 News    April 24, 2014

Oso slide chaplains: ‘Life-changing for everybody’

Immediately after the Oso landslide, the number of missing persons numbered nearly 200. Now the count is just two. Officials have confirmed 41 fatalities in the weeks since the slide. Almost every time crews made a positive identification, a special…

 News    April 24, 2014

Oso mudslide search winding down; 2 still missing

OSO, Wash. (AP) – The number of people working on what they call “the pile” at the Oso mudslide has dropped to a few dozen. Hundreds of people searched the debris in the weeks after the March 22…

 News    April 24, 2014

Oso Slide now claims 41 Victims

Media Update as of April 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM Next Scheduled Update: April 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has received a total of 41 victims from the State Route 530 Slide,…

 News    April 24, 2014

OSO Update: Hundreds gather to thank Oso landslide volunteers

OSO, WA– As the search for the missing winds down in Oso, hope and gratitude is springing up. The famous chef James Beard once said, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” Ginger Passarelli knows a little something about that. “We’re…

 News    April 24, 2014

Oso mudslide work transitions from body recovery

EVERETT, Wash. — Snohomish County officials are announcing a transition Monday in the work at the Oso mudslide. The sheriff and county executive called a news conference at 11:30 a.m. at the county administration building in Everett. The county…

 News    April 16, 2014

OSO: Remembering those lost

Listed are the people who have been confirmed dead or missing, either by official sources or through family members, in the fatal landslide March 22 near Oso, Wash. If you have additional information, contact us at [email protected] or…

 News    April 16, 2014

DNR defers timber sale near Oso landslide

Media Advisory April 18, 2014 DNR defers timber sale near Oso landslide OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has deferred a timber sale that is located approximately five miles southwest of the SR530 landslide. The deferred…

 News    April 16, 2014

OSO Benefit: Lake City

Fuel for Oso May 2, 9pm $10 cover The Shanty Tavern 9002 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98115 Benefit to raise money for fuel costs Performers include JD Hobson Country Dave Andy Wylie…

 News    April 16, 2014

First damage claims in Oso mudslide seek millions

EVERETT — A woman whose husband was killed when the Oso mudslide buried their home March 22 has filed claims against Snohomish County and the state of Washington, seeking millions of dollars in damages — and answers….

 News    April 16, 2014

Widow seeks $7 million after deadly Oso mudslide

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – A woman whose husband died in the deadly Washington state mudslide has filed claims seeking a total of $7 million from Washington state and Snohomish County, her lawyer said Friday. Deborah Durnell, 50, wants to learn exactly…

 News    April 16, 2014

Medical Examiner’s office identifies 39 in Oso landslide; 4 still missing

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has received a total of 39 bodies from the Oso mudslide, although four other people are still listed as missing since the March 22 disaster. The death toll rose to 39 Wednesday…

 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: Animation shows mudslide

A mudslide hit Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014, devastating a small, remote community. NBC News covers the victims, first responders and others who have been personally affected by the tragedy, as…

 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: State planning to reopen highway at Oso mudslide

DARRINGTON, Wash. – As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are making plans to reopen Highway 530. About…

 News    April 9, 2014

Rescuers mark three weeks since landslide disaster

Oso, Wash. — This Saturday marks three weeks since a landslide destroyed a community in Snohomish County and killed dozens. It hit at 10:37 in the morning on March 22. Each Saturday morning at that exact time, rescuers have stopped and taken a…

 News    April 9, 2014

OSO: Remembering the Deceased

Landslide devastates mountainside neighborhood The Oso, Wash., death toll continues to rise as rescue workers recover more bodies buried in their former residences. Where more than one person was…

 News    April 9, 2014

36 Oso landslide victims identified

EVERETT, Wash. – The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday it has identified all 36 bodies it has examined from the Oso landslide. The names of all but one have been released….

 News    April 9, 2014

President Obama to visit Oso landslide April 22

EVERETT, Wash. — President Barack Obama plans to survey damage from the Washington state mudslide later this month and will meet with victims, first responders and recovery workers, the White House…


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