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New Zealand's South Island combines Hawaii and the Alps


; As a chilly dusk fell on this tiny bay famous for wildlife and Jurassic-era fossilized trees, a white-coated figure waddled gingerly across tide-slicked rocks — me, trying to get out of sight to prevent scaring off yellow-eyed penguins I hoped would come ashore.

Grant PUD plans $8M campground


Plans for Crescent Bar Island include 55 RV sites, 86 day-use parking spaces, 37 overnight parking spaces, restrooms and showers, trails, 56 overnight moorage slips, a lawn and a swimming beach.

Elevator woes close D.C. monument

Staff are evaluating the elevator to learn about the recent failures.

After Hours: Bring your dog to Woodinville Sept. 17

Homeward Pet Adoption Center is holding its fourth annual Happy Tails Wine Walk Saturday, Sept. 17, in Woodinville's Hollywood Wine District. More than 500 people who enjoy both wine and dogs will be there — along with hundreds of dogs — to sample wine and check out dog-centric vendors and other activities for humans and their best friends.

At the Movies: Barack, Michelle's first date movie is no mere Valentine


Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut “Southside With You” views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson.

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