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Pull up! Pull up!

Pull up! Pull up!

Photographer: John Lok / The Seattle Times . Pilots sit in a cockpit to fly the airplanes. Pilots have many instruments to help them fly safely. This airplane has a warning system called EGPWS.  Look at the red dot in the corner. This red dot is a warning light.

04.30.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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Warrior Katie

Warrior Katie

Photographer: Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times . Katie Collier is one of the top twenty girls basketball players in the U.S.  She played for the Warriors at Seattle Christian High School. But last year, Katie got very sick with cancer. The doctors said, “Katie, you must come to the hospital every day for treatment.”  She missed 12 games.

04.30.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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David the dumpster diver

David the dumpster diver

Photographer: Jim Bates / The Seattle Times . David Giles is a dumpster diver. He jumps (dives) into dumpsters to find food or other things. For example, David is in a dumpster with a juice bottle in his hand. The juice is not open. It is still good to drink, but someone threw it away.

02.29.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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Tulip time

Tulip time

Photographer: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times . Tasha Gilmour is three years old. She is visiting a tulip field in Mount Vernon, WA. It is spring, and the beautiful red tulips are blooming. She is touching one of the tulips. The fields are muddy. The day is cool and wet, so she is wearing a yellow and pink coat and pink boots.  She almost looks like a tulip, too!

02.29.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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NEST helps seniors

NEST helps seniors

Photographer: Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times . Jerry Lee is retired.  He has a nice little house, and he wants to stay there. But it is not easy.  He uses a walker to get around.  He needs help to do everyday tasks. His friend, Jerald Forster, is a NEST volunteer.

02.29.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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The Computer Doctor

The Computer Doctor

Photographer: Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times . Kevin Berg lives with a disability. It is cerebral palsy. He cannot control body movement well, but he is a very good “Computer Doctor.” Kevin works from home. Special technology helps him. He wears a wand on his head. He uses it to touch the screen of his PC.

01.21.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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Plastic Bag Monsters

Plastic Bag Monsters

Photographer: Jim Bates / The Seattle Times . Jack Harris is the Seattle Plastic Bag Monster. Emma Kelin is Mrs. Seattle Plastic Bag Monster. They are wearing plastic carryout bags. Each outfit has 500 bags. They have a message for you. Plastic carryout bags are monsters. People throw them away after one time.

01.18.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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Hot Hearts

Hot Hearts

Photographer: Alan Berner / The Seattle Times . Ray Friday is a glass artist. Her hearts are hot! First she melts the glass in a very hot oven (2,300 degrees).  Next she takes the glass out of the oven. She uses tools to shape the hot  glass.  Finally the hearts cool down.

01.18.2012| Featured, Uncategorized

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Name on a steel beam

Name on a steel beam

Photographer: Alan Berner / The Seattle Times . This ironworker is working on a new building, Building Hope, at Seattle Children’s hospital. He is painting Gillie-Jean on a steel beam. He wants to make Gillie-Jane happy. She is a patient at the hospital. She and other very sick children live on the cancer floor.

11.23.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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Elwha River

Elwha River

Photographer: Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times . This is the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. Soon it will look very different. The National Park Service is removing two old dams. This will take from 2 to 3 years. After that, the Elwha River will run free again from mountains to ocean.

11.21.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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ASL Class

ASL Class

Photographer: Erika Shultz / The Seattle Times . Dhan and Bee Biswakarma are from Bhutan. They have a disability. They cannot hear (deaf). In Bhutan, they could not attend school. But, in the U.S., they can go to school. They are attending a special class at Highline Community College.

11.21.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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Swinomish Hat

Swinomish Hat

Photographer: Mary Evitt / La Conner Weekly News. Is it a giant hat or a building? It is both! The Swinomish Tribe is building three large halls at Swadabs Park. The park is near LaConner, Washington. These buildings will look like cedar hats. Native American tribes of Puget Sound wore cedar hats.

06.1.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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Goose goo gone

Goose goo gone

Photographer: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times Gary Elkman works for the Seattle Parks Department. He drives a special machine at Gas Works Park. This machine picks up after the geese. Geese like parks. But so do people. Geese are messy. No one wants to hurt the geese.

06.1.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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Statue of Liberty Balloon

Statue of Liberty Balloon

Photographer: Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times The real Statue of Liberty is in New York. This one is at Gas Works Park in Seattle. It is a balloon. Jason and Halley Cowden are also at the park. They are enjoying the sunshine. They will come back to the park for the 4th of July.

06.1.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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Textbooks online

Textbooks online

Photographer: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times . This is Kristen Connely. She is the director of the bookstore at Bellevue College. She is stand­ing between hundreds of netbooks. Netbooks are small computers that students can rent. Why is Kristen smiling? The government gave $783,000 to Bellevue College to buy the netbooks.

04.1.2011| Uncategorized

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Shuttle Discovery retires

Discovery is home. NASA’s most famous space shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time on March 9. It will not fly again because NASA is ending its 30-year-old shuttle program. On its final mission to the International Space Station, the shuttle brought supplies and a platform to hold tools for scientific tests.

04.1.2011| Uncategorized

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Textbooks going digital

By Rose Zhang, Jingying Li, and Kazemi Mahabi Farahnaz Getting a college education is expensive. It is especially hard for lower income students. According to a 2005 report by the U.S. Accountability Office, the cost of a college textbook nearly tripled from 1986 to 2004. Washington State community and technical colleges are trying to help by offering affordable textbooks.

04.1.2011| Uncategorized

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New Irish migration

By Elena Zaytseva, Serhiy Lyubimov, Maria Holostov Ireland has a long his­tory of emigration during hard times. Mass emigration oc­curred in the mid-18th cen­tury, after World War II, and then again in the mid 1980s. Now the Irish migration is on again. Foreign investors once attracted to Ireland’s low labor costs are downsizing or pull­ing out of Ireland altogether.

04.1.2011| Uncategorized

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Water therapy for horses

Water therapy for horses

Photographer: Jim Bates / The Seattle Times . This is a racehorse named Inthecrosshairs. The horse is exercising in a pool in Redmond. This place is like a horse hospital. Some horses are injured in races. It is also like a spa for horses. The horses exercise, but they also rest.

03.1.2011| Featured, Local, Uncategorized

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Love to run

Love to run

Photographer: Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times Valentine’s Day is a day for love. How can you show your love? Some people give cards. Some people buy chocolates. Other people send flowers. Caroline Teel and Jason Shaw are doing something different. They are running inside a big heart. This is a special Valentine’s Day walk and run around Green Lake. The Valentine’s Day 5K Dash is on February 12, 2011. More than 3,000 people will bring some love to Seattle streets. Do you have some love to share?

02.1.2011| Featured, Uncategorized

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