News

Petition demands Darrington role in mudslide clean-up

Petition demands Darrington role in mudslide clean-up

Photo: Associated Press

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

DARRINGTON, Wash. – People in Darrington are demanding to play a role in the mud removal project of the deadly 530 mudslide.

They also want the right to continue searching for the two victims still missing.

Nearly 900 people have signed an online petition urging the state to make sure locals can keep the search alive once the debris removal begins.

Brian Roggenbuck is one of those people.

Play Brian Roggenbuck’s comments

The state is facing backlash for hiring a Whatcom County contractor for the debris removal work in Snohomish County.

Jim Cabe is from Darrington and like other area residents says the contract should have been awarded to a local company and local workers who’ve been on the scene since day one.

Play Jim Cabe’s comments

The state says the contract went to the lowest of nine bidders and they will encourage the company to hire local workers for the project.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

15-overlay10

"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

in Sports

NBA Playoffs: Nets beat Hawks 91-83, Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls, Warriors complete sweep over Pelicans

A logo for the NBA playoffs and official basketballs are seen on the court prior to Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Brooklyn. Nets host game 4 Monday.

in Sports

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, fights with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Chicago.

The Royals-White Sox game on Saturday was rained out, meaning all suspensions will begin Sunday unless a player chooses to appeal.

in Music

Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

bobdylan

Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

Bellingham Traffic