Oso mudslide

The Oso tree that withstood the mudslide finally comes down

The Sitka spruce’s loss marks another season — and a moment to honor and treasure all that has passed.


Mudslide grant helps fire district buy electric stretcher

After the devastating mudslide of 2014, those who serve the…


Slide hazard prompts closure of Oso highway until Thursday

State transportation officials have extended the precautionary closure of Highway…


Mudslide closes Highway 530 near Oso through Monday morning

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: Highway 530 will stay closed east of Oso at least until Monday morning due to safety concerns about a slow-moving mudslide on… Continue reading

Events to honor memories of those who died in Oso mudslide

This is the time of year for extra sensitivity and love. Joel Johnson, Oso fire department chaplain and volunteer firefighter, asks for prayers… Continue reading

Oso firefighters made sure mudslide fund went where it was needed

Cindy Reynolds knows the number by heart. Her friends at the Oso fire department always double-check with her, but they remember, too. The… Continue reading

County buys final property connected to Oso mudslide

Snohomish County on Monday finished buying out properties in and around the site of the deadly 2014 Oso mudslide, acquiring the former home… Continue reading

Oso mudslide victims settle litigation for $60 million

What was supposed to be a months-long civil trial focused on the Oso mudslide… Continue reading

State sanctioned over deleted emails in mudslide litigation

A judge ruled Tuesday that the state Attorney General’s Office must pay sanctions because its expert witnesses destroyed documents ahead of a civil… Continue reading

Snohomish County dismissed from Oso mudslide lawsuit

Snohomish County has been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by people harmed in the Oso mudslide. Plaintiffs’ attorneys signed paperwork Wednesday agreeing to… Continue reading

Judge: Lack of emails harms plaintiffs in Oso mudslide case

The decision by state experts and lawyers to delete internal emails discussing the possible cause of the Oso mudslide harmed the legal case… Continue reading

The Rising: When the hillside fell, the people never wavered

The month had been ridiculously wet. A real frog-choker, as they say around the Oso fire hall. By March 22, the sky already had dumped… Continue reading

Rough battle ahead as groups prepare for Oso lawsuit

Roughly two months before a civil trial is set to start over whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly 2014 Oso… Continue reading

Oso mudslide study authors win top geological prize

The authors of an important geology study of the Oso mudslide have won one of the Geological Society of America’s top prizes for… Continue reading

Stillaguamish Tribe sues state, disputes Oso mudslide liability

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians has sued the state in federal court, asking that it not be held liable for damages related to… Continue reading

Darrington historians, UW students create mudslide archive

Local historians are trying to capture an experience that words cannot define. The Darrington Historical Society, with help from graduate students at the… Continue reading

Snohomish County wins key battle in Oso mudslide lawsuit

A King County judge this week significantly reduced the ability of people harmed in the Oso mudslide to claim Snohomish County officials failed… Continue reading

The Spruce: A place of strength

An old spruce that stood when the mudslide hit was a living memorial to the resilience of Oso.