Stories tagged: Oso
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down
For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster
A slow-moving landslide near the site of a Washington state mudslide that wiped out a neighborhood and killed 43 people in 2014 has prompted officials to close a state highway …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Prosecutors to change policies after Oso slide settlement
Washington state officials are offering new guidance to private attorneys and outside experts as a result of misconduct in Oso mudslide litigation that led to one of the state’s largest …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Bicyclists ride to remember victims of deadly Oso landslide
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined hundreds of community members Sunday on a bike ride to remember the victims of the deadly Oso landslide.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Spurred by Oso landslide, Washington puts topo maps online
Washington’s Department of Natural Resources is following through with a key safety recommendation that arose in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide, as it starts to post intricate topographical maps …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
Proposed settlement reached in Oso landslide lawsuit
SEATTLE – The attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Washington over a deadly 2014 landslide have announced a proposed $50 million settlement on the eve …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
State must pay for email destruction in Oso case
A judge says Washington state will have to pay significant sanctions after its expert witnesses deleted emails related to a lawsuit over liability for the deadly Oso landslide.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Judge dismisses Oso mudslide claims
A Washington judge has dismissed claims brought by dozens of people who lost family and homes in the deadliest mudslide in U.S. history.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Man pleads not guilty in killing of Washington state couple
A man pleaded not guilty Monday after prosecutors said he killed a rural Washington state couple and buried their remains.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Oso landslide liability debated by state, Stillaguamish Tribe
The Stillaguamish Tribe is fighting off suggestions by the state Attorney General’s Office that it might face liability for the devastating Oso landslide, which wiped out a rural neighborhood and …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Couple’s killings are latest blow to Oso, already rocked by 2014 mudslide
OSO, Wash. – In a clearing 10 miles up a gravel logging road, freshly cut hemlock branches cover the root well of a wind-toppled fir. Atop the boughs, a bouquet …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Two wildfires in Western Washington fully contained
Two wildfires in Western Washington have been fully contained, but state officials say crews are still mopping up the fires near Gold Bar and Oso in Snohomish County.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
Wildfire west of Oso draws fire crews
Fire crews are battling a roughly 55-acre wildfire that began Thursday evening several miles west of Oso.
Mon., April 20, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
Oso coverage earns Pulitzer for Seattle Times
The Seattle Times has won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of a deadly landslide in Washington state that destroyed a small community north of Seattle, leaving 43 people dead
Sat., March 21, 2015
searching for hope
Max doesn’t look much like a hero. The 8-year-old border collie/blue heeler mix curled up under Robyn Moug’s desk at U.S. HealthWorks in north Spokane, closed his brown eyes and …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Spokane hosts Homeland Response Force disaster training
A plane has just crashed in Spokane, and more than 500 military emergency responders are ready to help. Around 9:30 a.m., they arrive on scene in buses and trucks. They …
Tue., April 8, 2014, 9:31 a.m.
Obama to visit mudslide
OLYMPIA — President Obama will visit the mudslide that wiped out part of Oso, Wash., on April 22.
Thu., March 27, 2014
Spokane has lower risk for landslides than Western Washington
Landslides are part of Spokane’s geologic history, though the risk is slim for the type of major slide such as last weekend’s devastating mountainside collapse northeast of Seattle. “Low risk …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Obama declares emergency for mudslide
President Obama signed an emergency declaration to send federal aid to victims of the mudslide in Snohomish County.