Photographer: ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
The Elephant Car Wash sign is famous in Seattle. The elephant is bright pink with many lights.
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Photographer: ELLEN M. BANNER / SEATTLE TIMES
Mike and Rosalind Reichner own this lavender farm. They are enjoying a sunny day in their beautiful, purple lavender field.
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Photographer: MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Portage Bay is at the south end of the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle.
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Yair Uribe is from Bogota, Colombia and he has been in America for two months. In Colombia, Yair had his own cooking show on TV and he was a chef. In addition to having his cooking show, Yair taught cooking classes to students at the University in Colombia.
Now, Yair is living in Mill Creek with his aunt, cousin, and two dogs.
It’s summer in the Pacific Northwest. So, put on your hiking boots and get outdoors. Western Washington has many kinds of hiking trails, but you might want to start with a day hike. Jeff Layton in the Seattle Times has good ideas for short hikes with beautiful scenery.
Cathedral Falls is in Mount St.
A new study published by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America in December 2013 predicts that landslides triggered by earthquakes in the Seattle area could cause terrible damage to people and property. The author of study is University of Washington (UW) seismology researcher, Kate Allstadt.
For the study, Allstadt and her colleagues John Vidale, UW, and Art Frankel, U.S.
Photographer: Derek Bridges
Maya Angelou was a great poet and author, but her beautiful voice is silent now. She died at 86 on May 28, 2014.
Marguerite Annie Johnson (Maya Angelou) was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928. When she was seven, her mother’s boyfriend attacked her.
A fever with a headache usually takes a person to the doctor. The doctor gives an exam and does some tests. But then the wait for test results begins. Patients find this delay frustrating as they want to start treatment for their illness. So that is why a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory have recently developed a method to help doctors make accurate diagnoses of common illnesses in their offices in three minutes.
This new method is based on the well-established polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Meet Pepper! Pepper is short, only four feet tall. Pepper has a white plastic body with a computer screen for a chest. Pepper is a very smart robot.
Robots follow commands from people to do a job. But, Pepper is unusual because this robot will be able to interact with people.
Cameras and sensors in Pepper’s cute face will allow the robot to make eye contact, listen to a human voice, and then choose what to say and how to act.
Hooray for Malavath Poorna! She reached the top of Mt. Everest on May 25th. She is only 13th and comes from a poor Indian family. The news was surprising for many people, but not for Malavath. She trained hard at school. She had confidence. She was ready.
Malavath climbed the mountain’s north side from Tibet because in Nepal a climber must be 16 years old.
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the people of Scotland will vote on independence from Great Britain. A favorable vote would signal a big change for Scotland as it has been joined with England as part of the United Kingdom (UK) since 1707.
This type of vote is called a referendum.