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Seamus Heaney in Slate and in Life

In 1996, I asked Seamus Heaney if he could please send me a poem for a new magazine to be called “Slate.” It was a weird request, it took some trust on his part. For one thing, the word “magazine” would be in psychological quotation marks, and the ...


Mudslide halts Everett-to-Seattle passenger rail service

EVERETT — A mudslide has temporarily canceled passenger train service between Everett and Seattle. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says a mudslide at about 3 p.m. Tuesday covered the main line with 20 feet of mud, trees and debris.

Governor honors naval team for response to Oso mudslide

Gov. Jay Inslee presents members of the Navy with various medals Wednesday in Olympia to honor their roles as first responders to the Oso mudslide. Three members of the Oso Fire Department joined the servicemen in the Capitol Rotunda.

Property taxes will jump significantly in most cities

EVERETT — An average homeowner in Snohomish County can expect to see property taxes grow this year by the largest margin in nearly a decade....

Final 3 miles of PCH mudslide area reopened Friday afternoon

LA Daily News: MALIBU >> Authorities have reopened the final three miles of Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu that were inundated with mud and rocks during December storms. The famed highway south of Sycamore Cove Beach and north of Malibu reopened Friday ...

Damaged Stretch of PCH Reopens Months After Mudslide

A mudslide-damaged stretch of Pacific Coast Highway closed for almost three months reopened Friday, freeing up drivers heading to and from Los Angeles along its northern coast. The last part of the highway that remained closed was between Sycamore ...

No sign of when Highway 6 in the north Okanagan will reopen

There is no estimate on when Highway 6 will reopen according to Ministry of Transportation officials.

Oso mudslide property temporarily goes up for sale

The "blue tarp house," shown after the March 22, 2014, Oso mudslide, was originally on the property that went up for sale over the weekend.

Mudslides trap 500 on Xinjiang highway

Xinhua: Photo taken on Feb. 27, 2015 shows police officers guiding vehicles stranded due to mudslide at a section of the Sino-Pakistan Highway in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The mudslide caused over 500 people and at least 100 ...