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6) The Kings of Suicide Hill: Inside the Famous—and Deadly—Omak Stampede

It’s called the World Famous Suicide Race, a harrowing horseback contest between Native American riders in Washington’s most infamous rodeo. This year, one teenager has four days to defend a way of life and keep a family legacy alive. By Allison Williams

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5) The Great Divide: Growing up in Rural Washington as a Muslim Immigrant

What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today. By Hayat Norimine

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4) After the Fall: The Tunnel Creek Avalanche, Five Years Later

The Tunnel Creek avalanche took the lives of three world-class skiers and was immortalized in a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times story. Five years later, the survivors, friends, and family members reflect on what was lost that day. By Eva Holland

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3) The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle

Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Have we really taken stock of the spies who lived among us? By James Ross Gardner

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2) Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

Three decades after its creation in Seattle, the cinnamon roll purveyor maintains a novel sway over our appetites and, thanks to a certain flamboyant, corrupt attorney, some unexpected TV fame. By Allecia Vermillion

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1) The Secret Life of Urban Crows

...and why Seattle may be the Corvid Capital of the world. By James Ross Gardner

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