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5:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Oso Crews Opt For More 'Methodical' Tactics As Wet Weather Slows Search

Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 2:08 pm

Authorities today released the names of five victims of last weekend’s deadly mudslide in Oso, Washington. Seventeen people are dead, but many more are missing.

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5:46 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Crisis Response Dogs Are Important Tools For Victims Of Landslide

Pickles is Raquel Lackey's three-year-old, specially-trained crisis response dog.
Kyle Stokes KPLU

Dogs are playing a unique role in the aftermath of the landslide in Snohomish County, Wash.

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3:57 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Home Buyers Not Necessarily Warned Of Natural Hazards

Rescue workers are combing the site of a massive landslide near Oso, Wash.
Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

The Oso landslide is raising questions about when the public should be warned of a geological hazard.

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3:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Bureaucratic Snafu Delays Vietnam Vet's Medals For 44 Years

Leon Strigotte of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A Vietnam vet from north Idaho on Friday received nine military honors more than four decades overdue.

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3:04 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Rainy Weather Working Against Landslide Responders

Heavy rain is threatening to hinder ongoing search and recovery operations from Saturday's massive landslide near Oso, Wash.
Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

Heavy rain in the forecast for Friday is threatening to hinder ongoing search and recovery operations from the catastrophic mudslide near Oso in Snohomish County.

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7:24 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Unusual Donations Coming In For Oso Landslide

The Washington National Guard and emergency responders gear up for another day of hard work.
Sgt. 1st Class Neal I. Mitchell, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

Donations for the Oso landslide victims continue to pour in…food, blankets, or money. But in Arlington, Wash., some residents are also collecting unusual donations.

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7:11 am
Fri March 28, 2014

At The Landslide Front Line, Comparisons To Mount St. Helens Devastation

Members of the Washington Air National Guard wade through mud and debris looking for signs of missing persons.
Spc. Matthew Sissel, 122D PAOC Washington National Guard

A local fire chief is warning communities around the deadly landslide in northwest Washington to brace for a jump in the death toll Friday.

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6:59 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Death Toll Could Eclipse 1910 Avalanche

File photo of the wreck of one of the trains that was hit by an avalanche at Wellington, Wash., on March 1, 1910.
U.S. Library of Congress

The Oso landslide may go down in history as the deadliest natural disaster in Washington.

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6:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Debris Field Has To Be Approached As Hazmat Scene

Homes destroyed by the Oso landslide are barely recognizable as such.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

In a clearing on a hillside above one side of the mudflow, searchers in all sorts of uniforms and bright safety vests are picking through the crushed and barely recognizable remains of homes.

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5:53 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Disaster Response Includes Concerns For Mental Health

Snohomish County Flickr

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 6:30 pm

The waiting continues for family and friends of the dozens of people missing after last weekend's deadly landslide near Oso, Wash.

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