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Kykuit Gardens, New York

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

To know Kykuit, said William Welles Bosworth, who designed its gardens, “one must experience  … late evening when all is peacefully eloquent.”

See more pictures from the March 2013 feature story “Night Gardens.”

Watch a time-lapse sequence of a night-blooming water lily »

Go behind the scenes in a Q&A with Diane Cook and Len Jenshel »

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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Bike totaled, bicyclist OK

Driver of the car who hit cyclist was cited.

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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in News from the Northwest

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Mammoth Tusk Hunter, Siberia

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Siberian hunter Slava Dolbaev uses a spear to dig out a corkscrewed mammoth tusk from a coastal ice cliff. Prying loose a single tusk can take hours, even days. Tusk hunters often leave colored beads or silver jewelry as offerings to local spirits.

See more pictures from the April 2013 feature story “Of Mammoths and Men.”

Go behind the lens with Evgenia Arbugaeva »

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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Missing boy found on North Kitsap beach after 3-hour search

He wandered off from his family near the Point No Point lighthouse.

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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in News from the Northwest

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Butcher Shop, Havana

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Hunting down groceries in poorly stocked markets, like this butcher shop in central Havana, is a daily challenge. Cubans receive ration books that secure staples like rice, beans, and oil at low prices. But it’s not enough to live on.

See more pictures from the November 2012 feature story “Cuba’s New Now.”

Go behind the words with a podcast from the story’s author »

Take a visual tour of Cuba »

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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Huge forestland deal coming together in North Kitsap

Forterra announces plans to pursue land purchase from Pope Resources.

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in News from the Northwest

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Breidablik parents urge district to consider charter option

Deadline for district to apply as charter authorizer is April 1.

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in News from the Northwest

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Three Sisters Springs, Florida

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Kayaks crowd Three Sisters Springs, where people and manatees maintain a controversial coexistence. To reach the warm water they need to survive winter,
manatees often must run a gantlet of kayakers and snorkelers eager to interact
with the marine mammals.

See more pictures from the the April 2013 feature story “When Push Comes to Shove.”

See where Florida manatees roam »

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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First Ian, now Carmen: North Kitsap helping two families fight cancer

An 8-year-old girl from Suquamish Elementary is being treated at Children’s in Seattle, the same hospital were Ian Gunnell is receiving care.

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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in News from the Northwest

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Ghadames, Libya

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story “New Old Libya.”

Get the story behind the shot in a Q&A with George Steinmetz »

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Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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