The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39. The Snohomish County sheriff's office still lists seven people as missing from the March 22 landslide that buried some 30 homes in the…
By Michael J. Mishak, Associated Press
MIAMI -- Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that…
By Joshua Barajas
The U.S. Geological Survey released a computer simulation Thursday of the mile-wide Washington state mudslide, which left dozens dead and devastated at least 30 houses in March. In the simulation, an entire hillside near the town of Oso, Wash. collapses…
By Margaret Myers, News Desk
A total of 24 bodies have been recovered from the Washington mudslide, Washington officials reported Monday.
By Tony Schick, Earthfix
The last time the U.S. Geological Survey made a national map of landslide hazards, it did so on paper. It didn’t use laser imaging for landslide detection and it didn’t render the maps with the high-powered geographic software near-universally…
The number of people thought to be missing from a deadly landslide in a Washington town has dropped from 90 to 30 late Saturday as authorities verified information and cross-referenced lists.
By Saskia de Melker, Kristin Miller
NewHour’s investigation into how the Netherlands has managed the sale of pot for 40 years illustrated that laws and regulations governing marijuana are often in flux. Use the timeline below to see how both nations have changed their…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
The technology exists, but the degree to which planners are using the latest mapping technology to make decisions about development in landslide-prone areas varies county to county.
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