Washington mudslide News

Washington Governor Vetoes $1.5 Million Disaster Fund Cut

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a proposed cut of $1.5 million to Washington state’s disaster response fund. This decision was on a list of vetoes applied to the supplement state budget approved by lawmakers earlier this year. Most of …

Could Washington Landslide Lawsuits Win?

The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it “poses a …

Washington Mudslide Death Toll at 30

The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of two more victim names. The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office says 67-year-old Gloria Halstead and 13-year-old Jovon E. Mangual, both of …