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Muddy Search Dog Rests After Hard Day’s Work in Oso Recovery Effort

A search dog waits by the feet of Washington National Guardsmen to be washed after working the debris field created by the Oso mudslide. Seventy Guardsmen from across Washington have been activated to help with search and recovery efforts in the wake of Saturday's mudslide.

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Oso Mudslide: As List Of Missing Shrinks, Death Toll Rises

This post will be updated as news comes in.<p>Here is some of the latest news from Oso, Wash., the tiny community north of Seattle that was devastated by a mudslide on March 22:<p><b>— Death Toll At 29:</b> Authorities say the number of confirmed fatalities as of this morning was 29. (We updated that figure at …

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

It's been two weeks since the massive mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington state. The disaster killed 30 people; 13 are still missing. The tragedy prompted an outpouring of donations — and officials in Oso say they don't have room for more items.<p>Federal disaster relief …


Landslide in Oso, Washington -- Don't Blame Nature and Acts of God for Reckless Logging

The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging. Logging was not the sole cause of the disaster -- March was the wettest on record, a …

Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims

Rescue workers still searching for bodies from the March 22 landslide that killed at least 39 people near the town of Oso, Washington, erected a simple, but moving memorial to the victims of the tragedy. Four people are still listed as missing.<p>NPR's Martin Kaste, who took the photo, says the rescue …

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Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

Authorities announced Monday that the death toll from last month's mudslide near Oso, Wash., had risen to 41. Four people are still listed as missing.<p>Tuesday marks one month since the devastating landslide that caught the small community in the Cascade foothills by surprise. A rain-soaked hillside …

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