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This Afternoon

Hi69° Partly Sunny


Lo53° Mostly Cloudy


Hi75° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo55° Chance Rain then Mostly Cloudy


Hi72° Slight Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo48° Slight Chance Rain then Partly Cloudy


Hi67° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo48° Mostly Cloudy

Columbus Day

Hi73° Slight Chance Rain

Monday Night

Lo53° Slight Chance Rain

Lessons learned from a tragedy

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The landslide near Oso and tragic loss of life has everyone’s attention. This is especially true for governments with some responsibility for anticipating natural disaster and doing something to minimize the impact on life and property. If any good can come of an event as tragic as the Oso slide, this is one small part.

We should all know this is important, for we live in a region where within human memory an earthquake-triggered landslide blocked the Columbia, where snowslides and avalanches have buried trains filled with passengers and ski cabins filled with people, where rising rivers have flooded towns, where torrents of mud and debris have gushed from canyons with deadly force, where heavy equipment has triggered the collapse of hillsides, where firestorms have forced thousands to evacuate, where hurricane-force winds have wrecked homes and felled trees by the hundreds, etc., etc.

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