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Explore Washington

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Magnificent glacially carved peaks tower over historic Seward, off a fjord on the Kenai Peninsula.

On the Verge of Untouched Wilderness

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Seward and Anchorage hold the secrets of America’s Last Frontier Written by Kate Sullivan Alaska is enormous and intimidating, but focus on Seward, one of its smaller and finest towns, and you’ll have the quintessential experience of the Last Frontier, tucked into an inlet on the Kenai Peninsula. Without Seward’s namesake, William Henry Seward, Alaska might still be in Russia’s possession. Seward, the secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, in March 1867 negotiated the price of two cents per acre for a total of $7.2 million. Legend has it that $7 million was for Alaska and $200,000…

Live Washington

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Huckleberries at Mount Rainier National Park, which allows picking up to two quarts per day.

The Hunt for Huckleberries

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Elusive and delicate, ‘God’s candy’ inspires Washington chefs’ creations Written by Corinne WhitingPhotography by Justin Bailie Huckleberries carry mystique in this state, said Matt Carroll, a natural resource sociologist at Washington State University’s School of the Environment. He has extensively examined huckleberry picking communities in northeast Washington. During a study in and around the Colville Forest, it was not uncommon for Carroll to see pickups on the side of the road, ready to fill up on gallons of these small, coveted berries, the fruit of a flowering plant (part of the Ericaceae family). “They’re seen as a special thing to…

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Automobile detailer Chris Lee was selected for this year’s Air Force One detailing team.

Elite Detail

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‘OCD’ pro detailer restores glory to a weathered Air Force One Written by Dina Shorn Automobile detailer Chris Lee, originally from Trout Lake, Washington, got the gig of a lifetime when he learned he had been selected to ply his skills on the first presidential jet, Air Force One, this summer at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. “In my industry, it’s a game changer,” Lee said. “It’s a way to give back. It’s very humbling.” Lee started his fledgling detailing business in his garage in 1998 and learned pretty quickly that he was “a clean freak and OCD person…

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