Washington tribes donate another $325K for mudslide relief effort

Two tribes donated an additional $325,000 for mudslide relief efforts in Washington.

The Snoqualmie Tribe donated $275,000 and the Upper Skagit Tribe donated $50,000. That brings total tribal donations to $580,000.

The Oso mudslide started on a hillside along the Stillaguamish River and cut a mile-wide path over homes, cabins and motorists, causing 31 known deaths. Another 30 people are still considered missing.

The hill has seen prior mudslides and the Tulalip Tribes and Stillaguamish Tribe have long voiced concerns about potential disasters. Reports were submitted to Washington Department of Ecology as far back as 1997.

Get the Story:
Snoqualmie Tribe donates $275K to slide relief effort (KING 5 News 3/28)
Snoqualmie Tribe makes big donation to relief efforts (The Seattle Times 3/28)
Snoqualmie Tribe Donates $275,000 To Agencies Responding To Oso Slide (KPLU 3/28)
Snoqualmie Tribe helps out Arlington, Darrington, Oso (The Everett Herald 3/29)

Some Opinions:
Timothy Egan: A Mudslide, Foretold (The New York Times 3/30)
Editorial: In Oso mudslide, signs that warnings may have been missed (The Seattle Times 3/31)

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