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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Sparse May flowers threaten livelihood of Hmong farmers

Justin LaValley, 27, of Kirkland, smells a bouquet of flowers he purchased for his girlfriend from a Hmong vendor during opening day of the Kirkland Farmers Market on Wednesday. In the background is Soua Vue, 26, who is helping her mother-in-law sell the flowers.