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Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

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Artist haven, foodie heaven: The tiny paradise of Edison

Edison nestles into the watery-green Skagit County farmlands like a lazy bend in the slough. At 11 a.m. on a Friday, you could be the only person walking around the old-fashioned storefronts and tangled, art-filled gardens. But foodie journals and lifestyle blogs have been discovering Edison for years now: a tiny hamlet (it’s not officially a town) filled with more artists, artisans and chefs than you’d think possible, yet still keeping its offbeat, dusty-saddle charm.

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Canada’s First Nations return to Vancouver

Wearing a woven cedar headband that distinguished her from the other boots-and-backpack-clad hikers, Candace Campo guided a walk in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, last fall, pointing out path-side huckleberries and blackberries. She stripped a soft piece of bark from a fraying cedar trunk to demonstrate how it can be used as fiber for clothing, and detailed how to extract vitamin C from western hemlock needles by steeping them in boiling water.

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Latino Legislative Day rally draws more than 1,000 to the Capitol

The rally culminated with a news conference featuring members of the Legislature and representatives from the Latino community who touted economic contributions immigrants give to the state while addressing the effects of recent federal immigration orders.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
Latino Legislative Day rally draws more than 1,000 to the Capitol 2:10

Latino Legislative Day rally draws more than 1,000 to the Capitol

Just Housing advocates protest removal of homeless from behind Olympia Federal Savings 1:36

Just Housing advocates protest removal of homeless from behind Olympia Federal Savings

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Bees found to have buzzworthy brain power

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How Oscars statues are made