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September 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

A peek inside boring machine Bertha

Posted by Colin Diltz

STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Workers at the entrance to the Highway 99 tunnel are installing steel Rebar and building forms to create a corbel that will support a concrete ledge and the northbound road deck on Thursday.

STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Bertha, the Highway 99 tunnel boring machine, sits motionless just over 1,000 feet into its 9,270-foot route to South Lake Union.

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September 18, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Homeschool Days at the EMP

Posted by Colin Diltz

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Forrest Walker, 13, rocks out in the Jam booth in EMP's Sound Lab as dozens of homeschool students learn the science of sound as the museum launches its Homeschool Days hands-on experiences and workshops on Thursday. Among his favorite artists is Ed Sheeran.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Rider Blanchard, 6, is the epitome of cool as he and his sister Meadow, 4, work on the electric guitar in an EMP workshop for homeschool students.

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September 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Postcards from the past: Autumn Haze, 1958

Posted by Colin Diltz

JOSEF SCAYLEA / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The late summer haze seemed to be marking the end of the season as a perfect day marked the coming of autumn at Snoqualmie Pass on Oct. 5, 1958.

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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September 17, 2014 at 6:37 PM

King County Indigent burial ceremony

Posted by Colin Diltz

STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Jo Ann Larson places a portrait of Gary Campbell painted by her daughter, Mary Larson, who knew him from her job at Harborview's Pioneer Square Clinic. Campbell was among 104 men and 33 women buried in the King County Indigent Burial site in a ceremony at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Renton on Wednesday.

STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

People gather for the burial ceremony. The burial program for people who are indigent and have died in King County began in 1993. All 137 were cremated and their remains placed in urns under the monument with the inscription, "Gone But Not Forgotten. These People of King County. September, 2014."

September 16, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Feel Good Project: Faces of homeless framed by free haircuts

Posted by Colin Diltz

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Margie Quinn cuts Richard Wentworth's hair in a University District alley on Monday. The non-profit 'Facing Homelessness' offered food, massages and free haircuts to the homeless community as part of their quarterly "Feel Good Project," designed to build community and help the less fortunate feel better. Facing Homelessness also partnered with the Urban Rest Stop to provide showers and hair washing.

Architect Rex Hohlbein started the non-profit after an encounter with an artistic, homeless man changed his perspective on homelessness. Hohlbein eventually started photographing the homeless community and sharing their photos and stories on Facebook through the Homeless in Seattle page. The page tries to connect the general public with Seattle's homeless population and change negative stereotypes. The non-profit is still seeking volunteers to offer services in the future. Wentworth, who lives in his van, was just approved for Section Eight Housing and is in the process of looking for an affordable place to live.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

LEFT: Massage therapist Sarah Steilen massages a young woman from the homeless community. "I believe in the connection with people and we are all part of this community," she said. "I love to help people and I can do that through touch." RIGHT: During late 2010, architect Rex Hohlbein started sharing stories and images of the homeless community through the Facebook page, "Homeless in Seattle." He has photographed around 1,000 individuals from the homeless community. "People on the street feel invisible," he said. "This act of photographing them is a way for them to be seen and validates that their life has been documented."

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Erica Medina, a hair stylist out of Seven Salon, cuts Stephan Milne's hair in a University District alley. Medina saw the "Homeless in Seattle" photo project, and the experience left her wanting to feel more connected with the homeless community. "I had family who didn't have a stable place to live," she said. "It's about making them feel loved and good about themselves."

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September 16, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Flash Mob for Global Female Condom Day

Posted by Colin Diltz

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Leah Jones, 24, a local hip-hop choreographer, leads employees from PATH for the Seattle Dance4Demand Flash Mob for Global Female Condom Day in front of the PATH building at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle on Tuesday. For the last several years, PATH has led an awareness campaign about female condoms on September 16, including a fashion show and a film contest. This year, they choreographed a dance to the song "Rise" by local Seattle artist Shaprece and organized flash mobs at their affiliates in Africa and the U.S.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Christina Sherry, a program assistant for PATH, holds a sign for Global Female Condom Day during the Seattle Dance4Demand Flash Mob.

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September 16, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Pete Carroll appears as a guest barista

Posted by Colin Diltz

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Nobody was more surprised than Linda Kinne, who was visiting from Cle Elum, when she met Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at the drive-thru window at a Renton Starbucks on Tuesday. Carroll signed Seahawks jersey Kinne had just bought. Kinne said it was "absolutely a fluke, how fun is that." Carroll was at the Starbucks to raise funds for A Better Seattle. When customers pay with their Seahawks Starbucks Card, from September 2 to 21, Starbucks will donate 25 cents to A Better Seattle per transaction.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Carroll writes down a name on a drink cup as he appeared as a "Guest Barista" at a Starbucks in Renton.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Seahawks fan Vincent Babasa, left, of Renton, snaps a selfie before being served by Carroll.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

An ecstatic eight-year-old Sara Penders, right, from Renton, has her football signed by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who appears as a "Guest Barista" at a Starbucks in Renton, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to raise funds for A Better Seattle (ABS). Penders had already had the ball signed by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and others.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll signs Seahawks Starbucks Cards at a Starbucks in Renton, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to raise funds for A Better Seattle (ABS). From Sept. 2-21, when customers pay with their Seahawks Starbucks Card, Starbucks will donate 25 cents to ABS per transaction.

September 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Medieval Faire blasts off with knights, hurlers

Posted by Alan Berner

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

In a demonstration of a black powder hand gun (gonne, a medieval hand canon) from the late 1300's, Curtis Bender fires the equivalent of a .75-calibre weapon. The gun was capable of shooting rocks, a lead ball or arrows about 200 yards. A skilled shooter could fire it twice a minute. Bender is with the Knights of Veritas taking part in the Medieval Faire and pumpkin hurling at Alexander Farm in Everett Sunday.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Medieval Faire announcer Paul Pfarr, also known as Alitor of Clan Brickhome, meets hard-hatted pumpkin hurlers who won with a measured throw of 1,037-feet from their trebuchet.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

With their lances lowered, Seattle Knights joust in Everett on Sunday with the return of medieval times at Alexander Farm on Ebey Island.

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