NewsThe Morning News: Hard Labor in Oso Mudslide Recovery, and an Afghan Couple Running for Their Lives
by Jen Graves
on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 7:11 AM
HOPING TO FIND FIVE MORE Rescuers keep working in Snohomish County.
More Victims Found Sunday: There are 21 confirmed fatalities in the March 23 mudslide, not including "four additional victims who are not part of that official count." And there are still 30 people missing. Rescue workers and service dogs got dry weather, a new road, and a decontamination tent Sunday, but some areas are still buried under 80 feet of mud. Their work is treacherous and ongoing.
The State Was Using Bad Maps to Create Logging Rules Above the Slope that Collapsed: The Seattle Times analysis of maps and documents reveals that regulators ignored research.
Albuquerque Police Brutality Protests: Lasted more than 10 hours with officers in riot gear, culminating in what the mayor calls "mayhem." The passive voice is also deployed against protesters in the AP's story.
An Associated Press reporter saw gas canisters being thrown outside police headquarters and Albuquerque police and Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies charging at the protesters late Sunday, which mostly dispersed the crowds.