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Over decades, building toward disaster


The decades preceding the deadly slide reflect a shifting landscape with one human constant: Even as warnings mounted, people kept moving in. This interactive tells that story. Aerial photographs, beginning in the 1930s, capture the geographical changes; the hill is scarred by a succession of major slides while the river gets pushed away, only to fight its way back.

Blasts blamed on hash oil lead to federal charges

The process amateurs use to make hash oil — so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making meth — is under attack by the U.S. Attorney's office.


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Working out with an American Ninja Warrior

James "Beast" McGrath, an "American Ninja Warrior" competitor, shares some of his workout routines and mental strategy he uses to be competitive in the show.

Witnessing the Oso mudslide

Music on the Move: "What Good Am I?" performed by La Luz

Raw video: Summit of Mt. Rainier from Chinook helicopter

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Hundreds die in Gaza

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The summer is wide open.

The summer is wide open.

Follow our three-part "Washington's National Parks" series running through August 10 for an in-depth look at some of our local treasures.

Who's mad? Who's glad?

Who's mad? Who's glad?

Follow our daily Rant & Rave to see what's getting readers to smile, and what's ticking them off.


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