When tragedy strikes, Lacey Harper is government’s human face

She’s worked for the governor and now the county executive, helping constituents through tough times.


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.


Families announce plans for an Oso mudslide memorial

Visitors from throughout the world visit the site of the 2014 slide, which killed 43 people.


Slide prompts closure of Whitehorse trail east of Arlington

More than two miles of the route will be closed indefinitely “due to significant earth movement.”

Officials monitoring known slide area east of Oso

Right now, there are indications it could slide but would not reach the highway.

Trial could be delayed in case of murdered Oso couple

John Blaine Reed’s attorney says a series of circumstances has left him unsure if he’ll be ready.

She created a space for Oso mudslide survivors to heal

Suddenly there was a dire need for people to gather, talk and cry, in a place where they felt safe.

Man accused in Oso neighbors’ deaths to claim self defense

John Blaine Reed had a long-running dispute with Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude.

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.

Darrington nonprofit working to offer internet access

A new group here aims to offer affordable internet in a rural area the founder says has been underserved by big-name providers. The… Continue reading

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

Trial still set for man accused of killing Oso-area couple

A February trial still is planned for the man charged with killing an Oso couple in 2016. John Reed appeared in Snohomish County… Continue reading

Detectives here hope to find Oso murder weapon near Mexico

Police are asking for help finding the gun that was used to kill an Oso couple last year. Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives believe… Continue reading

Trial rescheduled for man charged in slaying of Oso couple

The man charged with murdering an Oso couple just over a year ago now likely won’t stand trial until sometime in 2018. John… Continue reading

Brother of alleged killer of Oso couple sentenced to prison

Tony Reed isn’t expected to spend much more time behind bars for his part in helping hide the bodies of a slain Oso… 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

Highway 530 closed until at least Monday after mudslide

Authorities have closed Highway 530 until at least Monday while they keep watch for further movement on a soggy, sloughing hillside. Both directions… 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

3 years after Oso mudslide, a prayer for hope and peace

They have practice at this now. It’s the third time they have come to remember in this way, to share dinner and drinks,… 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