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Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

Independent commission to look into Oso mudslide

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EVERETT, Wash. –¬†An independent commission has been assigned the job of examining the emergency disaster response to the March 22 Oso mudslide.

The commission announced by state and Snohomish County leaders also will consider land-use planning in slide-prone areas.

The Daily Herald reports the 12 member commission is expected to release a report by Dec. 15.

The commission will be led by Kathy Lombardo, who has worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CH2M Hill.

Members were appointed by the governor and the county executive.

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