April 8, 2014 |
SEATTLE - One month after the Washington state landslide that killed at least 34, President Obama is planning to survey the destruction firsthand. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that Obama will travel on April 22 to the site of the mammoth slide that closed State Route 530 and destroyed dozens of homes, prompting a major disaster declaration from the White House. The president is scheduled to meet with families of the dead and missing, first responders and recovery workers, Inslee said.
April 8, 2014 |
SEATTLE - After a major disaster, there is often a terrible seesaw between death tolls and missing lists: As one rises, the other falls. That's what happened Tuesday in Washington state's deadly March 22 landslide. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office said the death toll had risen to 35 from 34, and the sheriff's office said the missing list had dropped to 11 from an even dozen. The victim identified Tuesday was Brooke Spillers, 2, who died of multiple blunt-force injuries.
April 3, 2014 |
SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday that it has received the remains of 30 victims from the March 22 slide, which left a square mile of devastation in its wake and closed a key state highway. Of the bodies, 27 have been positively identified. The major crimes unit of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office also released an updated list Thursday of the 15 men, women and children believed to be missing in connection with the slide.
April 2, 2014 |
The college offers are starting to pile up for Santa Ana Mater Dei receiver-linebacker Ben Humphreys. Coach Bruce Rollinson said Humphreys has offers from California, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Yale, Northwestern, Miami, Wisconsin, Oregon State and Duke. Humphreys will try to be what Thomas Duarte was for Mater Dei two years ago _ a big-time pass catcher and defensive standout. He also has terrific grades, so as he continues to get faster, stronger and better, the offers figure to increase.
March 31, 2014 |
Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by April 15. Gov. Jay Inslee and state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson sent a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz demanding that eight new double-shelled storage tanks be built to hold waste that is in leaky underground tanks with single steel walls.
March 30, 2014 |
Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland, who runs a dairy farm outside this tiny town on the edge of the Cascade Range, was delivering baby goats on the morning of March 22. It was a sunny Saturday in birthing season, filled with the gentle mewling of new life. Summer Raffo, punctual to the core, was heading down State Route 530, passing through Oso on the way to one of her three jobs. She had an appointment to shoe horses in nearby Arlington, and she would not be late. Her anvil was stowed in her blue Subaru.