Oso mudslide

Snohomish County is looking for information about the mailboxes that once stood outside the Steelhead Haven community that was destroyed by the Oso mudslide in 2014. Officials involved in the project welcome pictures or stories about the 43 people whose lives were lost.

Artist seeks help re-creating Oso landmark for memorial

A bronze sculpture will feature mailboxes that once stood along Highway 530 near the Steelhead Haven neighborhood.


Former Oso pastor accused of pocketing $40K in slide donations

Gary J. Ray is charged with diverting money intended to help families affected by the 2014 disaster.


Final Oso mudslide wrongful-death lawsuit heads toward trial

A judge says the state and a timber company must defend themselves in a Seattle courtroom.


Second group of Oso families settles for $11.5M

The agreement resolves death, property damage and injury lawsuits against the state and a timber company.

4 years later, grieving Oso families remember the mudslide

The ceremony was held near a cedar grove of 43 trees which represent the 43 people killed in 2014.

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 Stillaguamish River Valley have looked for ways to make their communities more resilient.… Continue reading

Slide hazard prompts closure of Oso highway until Thursday

State transportation officials have extended the precautionary closure of Highway 530 until at least Thursday because of mudslide concerns, keeping the Darrington area’s… Continue reading

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