World photo/Don Seabrook
Tri-City Herald photo
Stripes of color of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival from above last week between Mount Vernon and La Conner.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to the Skagit Valley in the spring to enjoy acres upon acres of blossoming bulbs.
A pro-Russian militant holds a Molotov cocktail at the gates to a National Guard base, blocked by trucks in Mariupol, early this morning. Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on the National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine’s interior minister said.
A search worker uses a dog to help look through a pile of debris.
An excavator capable of floating on water is used to search through mud and debris Wednesday.
A flag hangs on a home damaged in the mudslide.
The search continues for the remaining missing victims of the massive mudslide that hit the community of Oso on March 22. Much of the area currently being searched is only recently accessible due to work done to divert water away from the slide area.
Chan Lai Ly has his mouth examined by Honghue Duong, a physician’s assistant, as part of a regular check-up related to his diabetes at International Community Health Services in Seattle. Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows. The drop is mainly attributed to better screening, medicines and care.