Daunting Task Searching For Bodies in Mudslide

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014
Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

Searchers walking a road covered by mud and debris looking for bodies

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

The relatives sat beside the body as it was zipped …

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Shooter Found Dead After Setting House On Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 27, 2014
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NORTH PLAINS — A man who shot a family member with a high-powered rifle at a house on Mountaindale Road north of Highway 26 on Wednesday died from a self-inflicted gunshot after setting the home on fire hours into a standoff with police.

Firefighters let it burn because of the risk to crews not knowing if the suspect was dead or …

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Man Stabbed in Head in Downtown Portland

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A police spokesman says a man in his 60s was stabbed in the head Wednesday night in southwest Portland.

The man was taken to a hospital. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers took a male suspect in his 20s into custody. Simpson says the younger man was suffering from an unknown …

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Grim Reality: Some Slide Victims May Not Be Found

Posted by Associated Press on March 26, 2014
House in ruins in front of a barren hillside in the town of Oso

House in ruins in front of a barren hillside in the town of Oso

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state’s deadly mudslide.

Doug Massingale waits too, for word about his 4-month-old granddaughter. Searchers were able to identify carpet from the infant’s bedroom, but …

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Group Demands $15 Hourly Wage in Portland

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 26, 2014
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PORTLAND — Lead by city council candidate Nick Caleb a small group of demonstrators took their fight to increase minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.  they say this should be the living wage standard for workers in the city of Portland.

“Last week the people of Chicago saw the light and approved the increase to $15.00 per hour. 87 Percent of …

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