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The Highway 99 tunnel

The Highway 99 tunnel

The men in the photo are construction workers. They are building the Highway 99 tunnel. This tunnel will be on the Seattle waterfront. It is two miles long. Cars will travel north or south through the tunnel. Bertha, a big drill, dug the tunnel. Bertha finished digging in April, 2017.

05.1.2017| Featured, Local

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A good catch

A good catch

Many tourists come to Seattle every year. They often go to Pike Place Market. They want to see the famous fishmongers (fish sellers) there throw fish. It is a Seattle tradition. It works like this. A customer chooses a fish. The fishmonger takes the order. Then, get ready!

05.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Flowers for hope

Flowers for hope

The man in the photo is Brian. He is a volunteer. He is arranging flowers. Britt Wiley is helping Brian. She is smiling because the flower looks like an eyeball. These volunteers are making flower arrangements for Hope Place. Women and children live there because they don't have homes.

05.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill

“There were two blackbirds sitting on a hill, One named Jack and the other named Jill. Fly away, Jack, fly away, Jill. Come again, Jack, come again, Jill.” It’s spring. Jack and Jill, the red-winged blackbirds, are back. It is time to mate. The pretty black male bird, Jack, has red and yellow on his wings.

03.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Opening Day at Safeco

Opening Day at Safeco

Carl Gaube is at Safeco Field. He is painting the green grass red, white, and blue. He is painting the logo for Major League Baseball. He is preparing the field for baseball’s Opening Day. Seattle’s Major League Baseball team is the Mariners. Many fans call the team“ the Ms.” The Mariners will start play for season 2017 at home on April 10.

03.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Cherry blossom rain

Cherry blossom rain

It’s raining. Students at the University of Washington (UW) are wearing boots and walking to class. They are walking among the beautiful, old cherry trees on campus. Many of these trees are over 80 years old and still healthy. UW gardeners plant many kinds of cherry trees, so the trees bloom at different times.

03.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Brrrrrr!

Brrrrrr!

These people look a little crazy. It’s January. It’s cold. Brrrr! Why do they have their swimming suits on? They are taking part in a New Year’s Day event. It is the Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Washington at Matthews Beach. It’s noon, and these people plan to take a dip in the cold, cold water.

01.1.2017| Featured, Local

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March on!

March on!

Photographer: John Lok / The Seattle Times Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful man. He spoke about peace and justice. Americans observe his birth on the third Monday in January. This year it is on January 16. Seattle hosts one of the largest celebrations in the U.S.

01.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Giving back

Giving back

Jacque Lewis is not at a grocery store. She is at a food bank. She is stacking boxes of food. Food banks accept food donations from stores and people. They give the food away free to hungry and needy people. Jacque is lucky. This year, she has an apartment for herself and her family.

01.1.2017| Featured, Local

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Santa’s new sleigh

Santa’s new sleigh

Photographer: Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times Santa rides in a sleigh, right? Reindeer pull the sleigh, right? Not on December 10. On that day, Santa will come in an airplane. He will fly to the Museum of Flight in Seattle at 10:30 a.m. He will bring Mrs. Claus with him. Last year Santa came in a Cessna Skywagon 180.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Winter eagles

Winter eagles

Photographer: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times It’s December. Two beautiful bald eagles are sitting in a tree on the Skagit River. The eagles are looking around with their sharp eyes. What are they looking for? They are looking for chum salmon. The chum salmon are coming from British Columbia.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Winter winds

Winter winds

The woman in the photo is walking in downtown Seattle. The wind turned her umbrella inside out. Her hair is flying around. It is a strong wind. Weather people say, “There will probably be more strong winds this winter.” The weather in the Seattle area will probably also be mostly cool, rainy, and gray.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Wampanoag Indians

Wampanoag Indians

Wampanoag women are preparing food in this photo. They are cooking a fish over a fire. Crabs are in a black, wood bowl behind them. These women are actors, and they work at Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They show the life of 1627 in the United States.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Ready, set smile!

Ready, set smile!

Japanese maple trees in the fall are beautiful. Their leaves are red, gold, orange, and yellow. In the photo, two people, Vi Tran and Ann Le, want to remember this day, so they are taking a selfie. The selfie will be a photo of themselves and the trees.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Hurray for the Cubs!

Hurray for the Cubs!

This lion is in front of the Chicago Art Institute. Look closely at the picture. He is wearing a Chicago Cubs cap. He is celebrating because the Chicago Cubs baseball team won the World Series baseball championship this year. The Chicago Cubs played against the Cleveland Indians. The two teams played seven games.

11.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Sunflowers in Carnation

Sunflowers in Carnation

The man in the photo is a Hmong flower farmer. He is picking sunflowers. They are taller than he is. He will put the sunflowers into bouquets. He will sell the bouquets at the markets in Puget Sound. Sunflowers are planted in June. They are picked in August.

07.1.2016| Featured, Local

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It's number 7!

It’s number 7!

It’s the 100th anniversary of the National Park System (NPS). Celebrate by going Olympic National Park in Washington State. “It’s the 7th most popular national park in the U.S.,” says National Geographic. About 3,000,000 people visit this park every year. In this park, you can climb into the mountains.

07.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Hydroplane Fun

Hydroplane Fun

Summer in Seattle is Seafair. One popular event at Seafair is the hydroplane race. It is called the Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup. The people in the picture are in their own boats. They are tied up at a log boom in Lake Washington. They are watching the hydroplanes race by.

07.1.2016| Featured, Local

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ArtsFair 2016

ArtsFair 2016

Gabrielle Abbott is an artist. It is summer. She is on a sidewalk close to the Bellevue Arts Museum. It is at the Bellevue ArtsFair. She is drawing a picture of a young woman. She has a photo of the young woman in her hand. This photograph is old.

07.1.2016| Featured, Local

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Tunnel biking

Tunnel biking

Do you like to bike? Biking is very popular in the Seattle area. Many people like to bike on the Burke-Gilman Trail. The trail follows an old rail line. It starts in Ballard and follows Lake Washington north. In Bothell, it becomes the Sammamish Lake Trail. The photo shows a tunnel on the trail in Bothell.

05.1.2016| Featured, Local

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