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Lawsuit claims Oso mudslide was ‘man-made’

OSO — A new lawsuit filed over deaths and property destruction from last year's catastrophic mudslide makes a startling claim. It faults the state of Washington, Snohomish County and a private timber company for causing, “the worst man-made landslide in the history of this nation.”

Supplemental budget passes Washington House

The Washington state House on Thursday agreed to spend nearly $300 million on a supplemental budget for expenses from last year's wildfires and the deadly Oso landslide to social-services spending on child abuse and mental-health cases.

Fourth lawsuit filed in Oso mudslide

HeraldNet: As with other mudslide lawsuits, this one names the state Department of Natural Resources, Snohomish County and Grandy Lake Forest Associates, a Mount Vernon company that logged an area atop of the hillside that gave way. It alleges improper logging ...

Labourer killed, 3 injured in mudslide at work site

The Indian Express: Under-construction parking lot in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur. (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand). By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: January 30, 2015 1:10 am. A 22-year-old labourer was killed and three others injured when the mud ...

Hoquiam eyes federal funds to pay for Beacon Hill repairs

The City of Hoquiam has successfully applied for federal funding to repair damage to Beacon Hill Drive from a mudslide, but the funds likely won’t be available for another two months, a state Department of Transportation official said.

One Worker Killed, 3 Injured in Mudslide at Under-Construction Site in Delhi

NDTV: The mudslide at the site, in which four workers were trapped, happened early morning at a NBCC (National Building Construction Company). A rescue team which was rushed to the spot after labourers raised the alarm, managed to rescue three of the trapped ...

Team effort will send mom whose son died in mudslide to Super Bowl

HeraldNet: Mace is a firefighter who helped with search efforts and volunteered with North County Family Services after the mudslide. He started an online campaign for Green five days ago at www.youcaring.com.

McClinchy Mile bike ride to memorialize victims of Oso landslide on March 15

An annual early season bicycle ride in Snohomish County has been renamed the McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride as a memorial to people and communities affected by last year’s tragic Oso landslide. The bike ride is Sunday, March 15, 2015, and comprises 34- or 56-mile options from Arlington to Darrington and back along the Stillaguamish River. More information: … Continue reading »

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Report: Liquefaction Had a Hand in Deadly Washington Mudslide

Insurance Journal: A study of the Oso landslide in Washington state that killed 43 people in March says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid in a process called ...

NEW: Liquefaction citied in study of deadly Oso mudslide

KGMI: OSO, Wash. – A study of the Oso landslide that killed 43 people in March 2014 says the amount of water that saturated a hillside made it especially destructive when it gave way. The soil lost its coherence and flowed like a liquid in a process called ...

Liquefaction cited in study of deadly Oso mudslide

KOMO News: Workers pass by a pile of tree scraps on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at the site of the mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out four-dozen Oso, Wash., homes on March 22 along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. (AP Photo/The Herald, Ian Terry).

'Wall of Death': Suit Blames State, Logger for Oso Mudslide

A lawsuit filed Wednesday blames state and local officials and a logging firm for the mudslide, which killed 43 people in March 2014.

Washington State Community Devastated By Mudslide

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state community devastated by a mudslide that killed 43 people in March was bracing for its first rainy season since the disaster and the threat of flooding from a river that changed course as ...

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Lawsuit claims Oso mudslide was 'man-made'

HeraldNet: OSO — A new lawsuit filed over deaths and property destruction from last year's catastrophic mudslide makes a startling claim. It faults the state of Washington, Snohomish County and a private timber company for causing, “the worst man-made landslide ...

Oso Mudslide: Lawsuit Blames State, Logging Company for Deadly Disaster

NBCNews.com: Relatives of a half dozen people killed in the massive Oso, Washington mudslide filed suit against the state, Snohomish County and a logging company Wednesday, saying they helped turn a historically unstable hillside into a "wall of death." The March ...

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Oso, Wash., Mudslide Remembered in Pictures

Just this past Tuesday I was speaking with someone who responded from Seattle's Office of Emergency Management to the Oso mudslide that happened in March 2014. One thing he relayed to me was that getting people out of the EOC they were staffing and ...

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Mudslide prompts evacuation of 300 from Albay town

GMA News: A mudslide caused by continuous heavy rain prompted the evacuation of at least 300 people from a town in Albay over the weekend. Residents of Sitio Inang Maharang in Manito town were scared when they saw mud surrounding their neighborhood, GMA ...

After mudslide, West River Parkway closed until fall

Minnesota Daily: Because multiple landowners were affected by the mudslide, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and the city, the process of reopening the parkway has been time-consuming, said Justin Long, assistant superintendent of ...

One year since Colby Fire: Mudslide danger remains high, slopes seeing new

Staley says the computer had not been fed facts about the 1969 mudslide aided by a fire in 1968. Rather, the model simply incorporated data about urban-interface wildfires that concluded they happen again and again in the same spots. If Staley's map is ...

Reverend's Oso song came straight from the heart

A cross is decorated with flowers in dedication to mudslide victims at the Oso Community Chapel on March 26. The Rev. Chuck Harmon (left) with the group he assembled to record the song “Jesus Was There”after the fatal mudslide near Oso.

City of Hoquiam estimates Beacon Hill Drive will be open on Thursday

Hoquiam city officials said Wednesday that they expected Beacon Hill Drive to reopen by about 4 p.m., a day ahead of expected. The road was damaged and blocked by a mudslide two weeks ago.

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