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Contractor to again sift debris from deadly Washington landslide

Contractor to again sift debris from deadly Washington landslide

Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains.

The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO General Construction to handle "sorting, screening, redistributing, grading and removal of slide debris."

The March 22 slide killed 43 people. The youngest was a 4-month-old girl, the oldest a 91-year-old woman. The body of one victim, Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge, 44, has not yet been found. Active search operations were called off in late April.

After the slide, search-and-rescue teams went through...

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