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Take a wildflower hike among the volcanic St. Helens landscape. While flowers on other mountains nestle against a verdant green backdrop, those on St. Helens often sprout from dead-looking gray soil made up of pumice and ash the volcano spewed out 37 years ago. But there are blooms aplenty. (📷 by Christy Karras)⠀

To read the story, visit http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/take-a-wildflower-hike-among-the-volcanic-st-helens-landscape/ , or tap the link in our IG bio. #hike #Cascades #MountStHelens #MtStHelens #flowers #wildflowers

➡️For more ➡️ Police busted a tech-savvy Bellevue prostitution network operating out of luxury apartments, closed 12 brothels and prosecuted more than 30 men in connection with buying sex and promoting prostitution. The sex buyers included a disproportionate number of tech workers from the Eastside, prosecutors say. (Illustration by @gabicampanario / The Seattle Times)
To read the full story, visit http://projects.seattletimes.com/2017/eastside-prostitution-bust/ , or tap the link in our IG bio. #Bellevue

Marathon men: The Mariners edged Boston in 13 innings in a wild finish and got back to .500 in Tuesday night's game. Here, Jean Segura’s soaks in his single in the 13th inning that scored Guillermo Heredia, giving the Mariners an improbable 6-5 victory after Boston had taken the lead in the top of the inning. (📷 by @kjellredalmedia / The Seattle Times)⠀

To read the game summary, visit http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/marathon-men-mariners-edge-boston-in-13-innings-in-wild-finish/ , or tap the link in our IG bio. #Seattle #Ms #Mariners #SeattleMariners #RedSox #BostonRedSox #baseball #MLB #JeanSegura @elmambodesegura @mariners

“Alexa, take our photo." Being named Alexa in a landscape dotted with an estimated 11 million plus Echo devices can be funny, and just as often, frustrating. As Alexa’s reach expands, the name seems to be on everyone’s lips. This year it’s forecast that 35.6 million Americans will use a stand-alone, voice-activated assistant device at least once a month, up 130 percent from 2016 — and Amazon’s Echo dominates that market. Bartender Alexa Philbeck works at Smarty Pants in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, and shares her first name with Amazon’s voice-activated device. She says the jokes have become so omnipresent that Philbeck briefly considered changing, or at least obscuring, her name. (📷 by @bettinahansen /⠀
The Seattle Times)⠀

To read the feature, visit http://www.seattletimes.com/life/for-4-seattle-women-called-alexa-its-fun-frustrating-to-share-name-with-amazon-device/ . #Seattle #Alexa #Amazon

From highway to table: the state is saying bon appétit for people interested in carving up roadkill. At his Lynden home, Tim Bento grills deer meat he obtained as roadkill along a highway. Bento has collected four deer killed on the road this year. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission changed state code to allow the salvage of elk and deer accidentally killed by vehicles. (📷 by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times) ⠀

To read the story and to view more photos, visit http://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/roadkill-plan-people-take-1600-deer-elk-off-washington-roads-in-first-year/ , or tap the link in our IG bio. #roadkill #Lynden

Quincy Vague Jr., 16, from San Juan Island, who was left blind after treatment for a rare brain tumor, gets his “little wish” — a miniature schnauzer puppy — from Liz Niemiec, founder and COO of the Indiana-based Little Wish Foundation, Monday in Seattle. (📷 by @ellenbanner / The Seattle Times) #Seattle #LittleWish #dog #minischnauzer @littlewishfoundation

The sun has set, but the Chaotic Noise Marching Corps plays on with its vibrant street punk music at practice in Sodo. Only the musically and performance proficient can join, but only if the members of the all-volunteer band vote them in. (📷 by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
For more on the Seattle-based Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, visit seattletimes.com or tap the link in our bio.
#music #seattle #marchingcorps #ChaoticNoise #ChaoticNoiseMarchingCorps #band #marchingband #pnw

During the awards ceremony for the @olddoghaven Walk for Old Dogs event, Floyd is crowned and gets a ribbon after eliminating all challengers, only three, to win his heat of the "Dachshund Race for the Rescue" at Shoreline's Cromwell Park. The fundraiser for the organization, which has large vet expenses, had hit over $100,000 before the event was even over, going well past its goal of $60,000. (📷 by @seaken1 / The Seattle Times) For more photos from the fundraiser, visit seattletimes.com or tap the link in our bio. #dogsofinstagram #charity #dogs #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram

Mount Rainier looms behind downtown Seattle, as seen from the Space Needle early Friday as the warm dry days continue to dominate the summer weather. (📷 by @mikesiegel7 / The Seattle Times)

#MountRainer #Rainier #MtRainier #Seattle #pnw #pacificnorthwest #SpaceNeedle #summer

It’s a laughing good time for Ginny O’Leary, left, and Lindsey Wonder between songs by Cosmos in front of the Main Stage at the Capitol Hill Block Party on Saturday. The 21st annual Capitol Hill Block Party has five stages of local and global music acts. Performances continue through Sunday. (📷 by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
For more scenes from Saturday’s performances, visit seattletimes.com or tap the link in our bio.

#CHBP #CapitolHillBlockParty #Seattle #pnw #pacificnorthwest #music #laugh

Sue Bird is introduced and emerges from the tunnel at the start of the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Key Arena. Bird set the WNBA All-Star single game assist record (11) in the West’s 130-121 win over the East. (📷 by @kjellredalmedia / The Seattle Times)
For more photos from the WNBA All-Star Game, visit seattletimes.com or tap the link in our bio.

#WNBA #WNBAallstargame #SueBird #basketball #seattle #pnw

Tammy Terzian from California practices yoga at Seahurst Park in Burien Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017. Vashon Island can be seen in the background. Terzian was in town, waiting for friends to arrive. After a couple of days of sightseeing in the Emerald City, they will be boarding a cruise ship and heading to Alaska. (📷 by @ellenbanner / The Seattle Times)

#yoga #seattle #sunset #pnw #pacificnorthwest #yogadaily

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