The Stinson family is part of a core group of volunteers who have taken days off work to be at the mudslide site, running the fire-department kitchen, hosting out-of-town workers and doing many other tasks. The Stinsons have opened their Oso home to relatives and family friends who volunteer in shifts.
UPDATE - 11:27 AM
Evacuation came too late on sinking ferry
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, a crew member said.
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