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Civil rights, history, and football: Woodinville Art Show’s winning artist on why he paints

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

Aaron Hazel, the 33 year-old artist whose painting “Chief Anotklosh” won first place at the recent Woodinville Art Show, didn’t always know he wanted to be a painter.

The former Whitman College basketball player sort of stumbled into choosing art as his major. “I could draw a little bit but I’d never painted before,” he said. “It was a situation where I had to learn on the fly.”

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Editor's Expeditions - Snoqualmie Falls

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

As I first take in the view of Snoqualmie Falls, I would describe this as a place where beauty and nature collide.   At 270 feet high with a width ranging from 50 to 150 feet (depending on water levels), the falls are certainly impressive in every season of the year. This is a beautiful gem right in Woodinville’s backyard.  

We arrived at the falls about lunchtime, and it was difficult to find a parking spot in either the lot adjacent to the falls or across the street.  Considering over 1.5 million visitors come to Snoqualmie Falls each year, that isn’t surprising.  Thankfully, there is a gravel lot just down the street (overflow parking) that has an easy to navigate path leading to the falls.

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Saving the seals: local veterinarian launches new marine wildlife research group

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

For a region rich in marine life like the Pacific Northwest, space to rehabilitate and study marine animals is surprisingly limited.

That’s where SR3 (Sealife Response, Rehab, and Research) comes in. It’s a new, multi-faceted organization started by Woodinville-resident and former Seattle Aquarium head veterinarian Dr. Lesanna Lahner.

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Editor's Expeditions - MoPOP

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

You’ve probably noticed the unique and colorful building that sits just below the Seattle Space Needle, but you might not have had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). 

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Malware beware: cyber security is on the rise at UW Bothell

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

“A lot of times people have this idea that cyber security is just sitting behind a computer typing madly and stopping hackers, but it’s really not like that at all,” said Marc Dupuis, an assistant pro-fessor at University of Washington Bothell who teaches in the school’s up-and-coming Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering program.

Students who earn a master’s degree in cyber security engineer-ing go on to get a variety of software and security engineering jobs. Some might go on to become a company’s chief information security officer. Some may become security engineers at Amazon or Microsoft. Others may go into research.   

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