In our news wrap Wednesday, the death toll from a mudslide in Washington state rose to 24. Rescue crews combed through debris for signs of any of the scores of people still unaccounted for. Also, a French satellite has spotted more than 100 objects in the Indian Ocean, which a top Malaysian official cites as the “most credible lead” they have found so far in the search for the missing airliner. Continue reading
Rescue teams labored on in the rain and over saturated terrain in Oso, Wash., four days since a deadly mudslide struck and the last living survivor was found. As the search continues, questions have arisen about whether the disaster might have been foreseen. Jeffrey Brown interviews Akiko Fujita from ABC News for an update on the efforts. Continue reading
Snohomish County reported Monday afternoon on its official Twitter account that the death toll rose to 14 in the Washington landslide. Continue reading
The treacherous hunt for survivors continues after a massive mudslide in Oso, Wash., killed more than eight people, with more than 100 others still unaccounted for. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington, for background on possible causes of the deadly disaster. Continue reading
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Authorities have confirmed that the landslide on the Stillaguamish River north of Seattle has killed several people and destroyed homes. EarthFix’s Ashley Ahearn turned to Dave Montgomery to find out what caused the slide. Montgomery is a geologist at the University of Washington. Continue reading
As Colorado and Washington begin selling legal marijuana, questions remain about the practical process of changing drug policy. NewsHour travels to the Netherlands — the one nation that’s been openly selling pot for over 40 years — to see what might be in store for the United States. Correspondent William Brangham reports. Continue reading
As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death approaches in early April, police in Seattle have released new photos from the scene of the musician’s death. The lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana was 27 years old … Continue reading
At least two people are dead after a news helicopter for Seattle television and radio station KOMO crashed and burned atop several vehicles close to the iconic Space Needle Tuesday morning.
The death penalty will be suspended in Washington state for at least the next three years, first-term governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.
“During my term, we will not be executing people,” Inslee said during a news conference. The governor stated that he intends to issue a reprieve whenever a case comes to his office throughout the remainder of his term. However, he was clear that the reprieve would only keep the inmate in prison — not pardon the individual or commute their sentence. “Nobody is getting out of prison,” Inslee said. “Period.” Continue reading
Up and down the Pacific Coast, starfish are dying by the tens of thousands and no one knows why. Special correspondent Katie Campbell reports from Seattle on how researchers and citizen scientists are investigating the spread of the mysterious and distressing syndrome. Continue reading