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Workers steam-clean decades of gum off Seattle's famous "gum wall" on Tuesday. Tourists and locals have been sticking chewing gum to the wall near Pike Place Market for 20 years, leaving an estimated 1 million pieces in a kaleidoscope of colors, some stretched and pinched into messages, hearts and other designs. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Teachers walk the picket line outside Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., last week. They're going back to work on the strength of a tentative contract agreement. Matt Mills McKnight/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Jubin Fallahi enjoys a smoke at the Medina Hookah Lounge in Seattle. There are 11 known hookah lounges in the city, and the mayor wants to shut them all down. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Seattle Declares War On Hookah Lounges

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Mara Jacqueline Willaford, left, holds her fist overhead as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands nearby at a rally Saturday. The activists took over the microphone and refused to allow Sanders to speak. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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License plate scanners have helped police locate stolen vehicles and have even assisted in murder investigations. But with their ability to track a person's every move, skeptics worry about privacy. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

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Members of the Nepalese community gather for a vigil and prayer service at a Hindu temple near Seattle. Liz Jones/KUOW hide caption

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Earthquake Jolts Seattle's Nepalese-American Community Into Action

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Homeless families outside a downtown Seattle shelter. John Ryan/KUOW hide caption

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Homeless Families Wait Longer For Shelter Under Seattle's System

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Tents are pitched illegally on a sidewalk in Seattle in January. The number of people sleeping outside in the city shot up by 20 percent in just the past year. David Ryder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Amid Seattle's Affluence, Homelessness Also Flourishes

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