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UNDP launches Regional Report: 'Leveraging Change for Better Lives'

The Jet Newspaper: For example, UNDP support for the government of India has helped create 40 million jobs, its partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) led to the production of 15,000 zero-emission electric cars in Sri Lanka, and its work with local ...
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Billy Spillers’ mother donates his football helmet to school

During his standout playing career at Chartiers-Houston High School, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Billy Spillers would pull on his maroon and gold football helmet Friday nights and spend the next three hours harassing running backs and quarterbacks.

It's official: 2014 wettest summer in a nearly a century in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - After all the flooded basements, waterlogged gardens and ruined weekends, Fairbanksans have this: They made it through the wettest summer in recorded history.

Centralia Restaurant Continues Donating to Oso Mudslide Victims

Centralia Chronicle: The public spotlight has long disappeared from the small community of Oso in Snohomish County, but one Lewis County business has taken it upon itself to continue donating money for ongoing efforts to help families return to some semblance of normalcy.

Deadly Mudslide Strikes Guizhou Province, China

AccuWeather.com: A deadly landslide flattened much of a small town in Guizhou province, China, Wednesday night. Recent rains likely triggered the landslide which destroyed 77 homes in the village of Yingping. Thus far, six people have been confirmed dead; however ...

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Kris Regelbrugge, the last Oso mudslide victim, lived on her own terms

HeraldNet: An enlisted man who became an officer, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III completed 19 deployments before he died in the March 22 mudslide. Kris raised their children while he was at sea. A week after the slide, her family already was missing her mischief.

County reimbursing for property used in mudslide

KXLY Spokane: Snohomish County has paid more than $280,000 to owners of property damaged by search and rescue operations following the massive Oso mudslide. The Everett Herald reports Sunday that within the first few days of the March 22 mudslide, county lawyers ...

Sanoah: Vessel christening in Homer honors Washington mudslide victims

On March 22, a mudslide near Oso, Washington, claimed the lives of Huestis' daughter and mother. Huestis' story received national and worldwide media attention followed by an influx of sympathetic emails and Facebook messages as well as some ...

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Property owners near Oso mudslide reimbursed for damage caused by search

OSO, Wash. — Snohomish County has paid more than $280,000 to owners of property damaged by search and rescue operations following the massive Oso mudslide. The Everett Herald reports Sunday that within the first few days of the March 22 mudslide, ...

County reimbursing landowners for damage during search and rescue

OSO — Snohomish County government has written more than a quarter-million dollars in checks to landowners whose property was damaged by search and rescue operations after the fatal March 22 mudslide.

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As rain continues, mudslide risks dog Hiroshima rescue; death toll at 50

The Japan Times: HIROSHIMA – The death toll from the deadly mudslides which hit the city of Hiroshima last week rose to 50 on Sunday, with 38 still missing, as rain forced rescue workers to suspend operations in the early hours due to safety concerns. Prime Minister ...

Hiroshima Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 50 as Search Resumes

Bloomberg: The death toll from mudslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 today as rescue workers resumed searching for survivors. Thirty-eight people remained unaccounted for as of 8 a.m., according to Hiroshima police. The search, suspended earlier due to weather ...

Hiroshima rescuers resume search as death toll hits 49

The Japan Times: Most of the damage took place in Asaminami and Asakita wards, where mudslides triggered by the long stretch of heavy rain from late Tuesday to early Wednesday buried or washed away houses and apartments, trapping many caught asleep in the early ...

Hiroshima Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 50 as Search Resumes

The death toll from mudslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 today as rescue workers resumed searching for survivors.

Mudslide swallows Indian village; death toll rises to 51

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India.

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Large mudslide partially blocks Sarapiquí River in Alajuela

Tico Times: Officials at the National Emergency Commission (CNE) confirmed that a mudslide Thursday night partially has blocked the Sarapiquí River in north-central Costa Rica. Red Cross spokesman Alexander Porras said Friday that some 150 cubic meters of mud ...

VIDEO: Methow couple survive mudslide, lose house

Janie Lewis tells what happened early Thursday night as a wall of mudslide hit her home along Highway 153 in the Methow Valley. Her husband Bob “Elk” Belgard was hit by an initial 10 feet of water that burst through the front door. Janie Lewis and Bob ...

VIDEO: Methow couple survive mudslide, lose house

Janie Lewis tells what happened early Thursday night as a wall of mudslide hit her home along Highway 153 in the Methow Valley.

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Mingo County Man Survives Mudslide

WCHS-TV8: Just imagine laying in bed, it's raining, then all of a sudden your house starts moving. That is exactly what happened to one Mingo County man as he was caught up in a mudslide. Joseph Patrick is bed ridden and was watching TV when tons of mud came ...

Alaska boat named after child lost in Washington mudslide

Sunday, she was on hand in Homer to christen a boat named after the infant daughter she lost in a deadly mudslide. Natasha Huestis lost her mother and her 4-month-old daughter when the wall of mud hit Oso, Wash., in March. Sunday afternoon she ...

Mudslide topples Floyd County home

WKYT: TRAM, Ky. (WYMT) - One family in the Tram community of Floyd County says they are picking up the pieces after a mudslide during Friday's storms pushed their trailer home off its foundations. Juanita Yeager says it was an evening she will never forget, ...

HOW THE OSO/530 MUDSLIDE DONATIONS WERE DISTRIBUTED

Sky Valley Chronicle: The balance has helped first responders, addressed economic development needs, supported youth programs and paid for disaster case managers who are working directly with families directly impacted by the mudslide to help them rebuild their lives.

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A few months ago, a major event changed Natasha Huestis' life. On March 22, a mudslide near Oso, Washington, claimed the lives of Huestis' daughter and mother.

Mudslide commission's search for answers begins

Steve Thomsen, county public works director, explains the extent of the slide to commission members Diane Sugimura (from left), John Erickson and JoAnn Boggs during the Oso recovery site visit Friday morning.

Oso fundraising coming to an end with millions raised

OSO — Five months after a mudslide wiped out a neighborhood and cut the nearby town of Darrington off from the rest of the county, the massive fundraising effort that fueled much of the recovery effort to date is winding up.

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