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April 27  |  Herald staff
A library of Oso mudslide research and resources Five weeks after the Oso mudslide, the recovery effort is winding down. Deferred questions await, and new priorities arise: What caused this unexpectedly big disaster on March 22, and did humans play a role? How do we restore crucial state Highway 530? What economic help is available? These and other issues are addressed by hundreds of pages of documents and dozens of websites that have emerged in recent weeks. As our communities work to recover from the most deadly disaster in...

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March 23  |  Herald staff
Marijuana license-application update The wait is almost over for the thousands of people lined up to get into the state's newest industry, pot. Licenses to grow and process marijuana into sellable products are starting to get handed out by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. It's been slow going. As of last week, only four operations had been approved, one each in King, Pierce, Kitsap and Spokane counties. Each has been

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March 9  |  Reported by Chuck Taylor / Herald Writer
Earning a living in Snohomish County The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there were 351,535 working people in 2012 who called Snohomish County home. That's about half the population. More than 35 percent of them earned their living in another county — no surprise given the number of folks who reside in north Seattle suburbs. So commute times are greater than the state or national averages. We also have a proportionately bigger middle class than most places, due in large part to numerous aerospace engineers and...

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