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The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP) Ray Corona works as a student recruiter at...

A rule card displayed at the Cat Attic cat café in Korea. Cafes commonly employ rules such as not picking up sleeping or visibly agitated cats. (Photo courtesy of Karla Orozco)

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Two young Seattle entrepreneurs are raising funds to open 'the Meowtropolitan' — Seattle's first cat cafe.

Anske holding her book, 'Irkadura', about a Russian mute with special powers. (Photo courtesy Ksenia Anske)

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Ksenia Anske reading from Amanda Palmer's book, "The Art of Asking," at Town Hall on Nov. 18. (Courtesy of Ksenia Anske) Ksenia Anske seems...

Chef Shota Nakajima makes a 30-minute, daikon festooned masterpiece at Seattle’s inaugural “Itadakimasu” Day celebration in Pioneer Square. (Photo by Suzi Pratt)

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Chef Shota Nakajima makes a 30-minute, daikon-festooned masterpiece at Seattle’s inaugural “Itadakimasu” Day celebration in Pioneer Square. (Photo by Suzi Pratt) As a food...

Eco Kargha weaver Poonam Devi prepares bobbins of silk thread, January 2013.

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A silk weaver at his loom in Bhagalpur, January 2013. (Upaya courtesy photo) Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time...