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Snohomish County Mudslide
4:27 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide Could Be Deadliest Disaster In State History

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

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has acknowledged the Oso landslide could be the deadliest natural disaster in state history. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
4:02 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Landslide Death Toll Expected To Rise

Rescue workers on the west side of the Oso Mudslide on Highway 530.
Credit Maj. Tawny Dotson Washington National Guard

The death toll stands at 25 Thursday following the massive landslide near Oso, Washington. Sixteen of those victims have seen by the medical examiner. But officials say they've located at least nine additional bodies. These won’t be included in the official death toll until they’ve been examined. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
11:48 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Volunteers Recover Bodies Of Friends And Neighbors In Washington Landslide

Bob DeYoung has recovered bodies of his friends and neighbors in the Oso landslide. His wife has been cooking for hundreds of people a day at the Darrington community hall.
Credit Phyllis Fletcher / KUOW

Wednesday night an emergency commander in Darrington told a packed town meeting the number of confirmed dead in the Oso landslide is now 25, and dozens are still missing. The numbers change as bodies are recovered. It’s grim and exhausting work.

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Cover Oregon
6:18 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Oregon Health Insurance Deadline Extended

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called the audit of Cover Oregon a 'sobering critique' of the state's healht insurance exchange.
Credit Office of the Governor

Oregonians who want to apply for insurance through the state's troubled health insurance exchange now have some more breathing room. Governor John Kitzhaber announced Wednesday that the federal government has agreed to extend the deadline by a month.

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Snohomish County Mudslide
6:14 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

National Guard Searcher Describes 'Sifting' Through Crushed House

Washington National Guard searchers are assisting in the effort to locate victims of the Oso landslide in Snohomish County.
Credit Washington National Guard

The Washington National Guard has now deployed two Blackhawk helicopters to the Oso landslide. On the ground, specially-trained search teams Wednesday looked for victims in the mud and debris. Correspondent Austin Jenkins spoke to one of the National Guard searchers.

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Guns & Wildlife
6:09 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

How More People Buying Guns Equals More Money For Wildlife

The Pittman-Robertson Act sets an excise tax on rifles, pistols, bullets, and archery equipment to help pay for maintaining healthy wildlife populations.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The run on firearms last year is turning into a windfall for conservation programs in the Northwest. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:52 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Frontline View Shows Why Search For Landslide Victims Is Slow

Rescuers are using construction equipment to help with the search for victims of Saturday's landslide near Oso, Wash.
Credit Snohomish County

Emergency managers in Snohomish County, Washington are allowing a select number of relatives of the missing to join the search for victims from Saturday’s massive landslide. 

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Snohomish County Mudslide
5:36 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Concern Over Landslide-Logging Connection Is Decades Old

Saturday's deadly slide was the latest in a long string of landslides to hit the area known as the Hazel slide along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. State and tribal officials have been trying to fend off slides at that spot for half a century. 

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Wanapum Dam Bones
5:28 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bones Found Near Wanapum Dam Repatriated To Northwest Tribes

File photo. Two skeletons were found several weeks ago along newly exposed Columbia River shore.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

This week two skeletons found upstream of the cracked Wanapum Dam were handed over to Northwest tribes. The remains were found near each other several weeks ago along the newly exposed Columbia River shore.

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Music + Culture
12:29 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Experiencing Nirvana: An Interview with Sub Pop Co-Creator Bruce Pavitt

Kurt Cobain was the first person Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt encountered at the Piper Club, Rome, 11/27/89.
Credit BRUCE PAVITT

Next month is the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Two decades have passed since the lead singer of Nirvana committed suicide, yet there’s continuing interest in his life. Recently, a press photographer released photos of the dingy L.A. apartment Cobain shared with Courtney Love.

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